Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
Release Date: 12/22/09-Yay the date got moved up!!
About the Book: Nimira is a music-hall performer forced to dance for pennies to an audience of leering drunks. When wealthy sorcerer Hollin Parry hires her to do a special act - singing accompaniment to an exquisite piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it is the start of a new life. In Parry's world, however, buried secrets stir. Unsettling below-stairs rumours abound about ghosts, a mad woman roaming the halls, and of Parry's involvement in a gang of ruthless sorcerers who torture fairies for sport. When Nimira discovers the spirit of a dashing young fairy gentleman is trapped inside the automaton's stiff limbs, waiting for someone to break the curse and set him free, the two fall in love. But it is a love set against a dreadful race against time to save the entire
fairy realm, which is in mortal peril.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: OK, I admit, I first wanted this book for the cover-isn't it beautiful? But after I saw the cover, I had to know what the book was about and lucky for me the synopsis sounds amazing! Plus, author Jaclyn Dolamore states on her website that she "spent her childhood reading as many books as her skinny nerd-body could lug from the library" and loves the Emily books by L.M. Montgomery, Little House and the Betsy-Tacy books (which I'm reading now). So of course, I'm convinced we'd be the best of friends if we ever met. I can only hope her favorite reads have influenced her writing-then I know I'll love it. Magic Under Glass is at the top of my wish list for 2010. Can't wait until February for this one!!
The cover on the left is the US cover and the right is the UK cover. I think they're both pretty awesome. Which one do you like better?