Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
It should be fairly obvious by now that I am a pretty big fan of author Alyxandra Harvey. I loved both her Drake Chronicles series books and the standalone Haunting Violet (which you should totally buy in ebook format right now because, well, it's great and also because it's only $2.51 right now - Kindle and Nook).
So, when I saw that Stormcaster the first book in a new series (Witching Season) out soon, t jumped to the top of my list for books that needed to be WOW'ed!
In 1814, three cousins-Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope-discover their unknown family lineage of witchcraft. Beyond the familiar manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, a dangerous, alluring new underworld visible only to those with power is now open to the cousins. But unbeknownst to them, by claiming their power, the three cousins have inadvertently opened the gates to the Underworld. Now the dead, ghouls, hellhounds-and the most terrifying of all: the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters-are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers.Witches, family, paranormal creatures and historical fiction, all from an author who seems to do it so well? !!!!!!!!!!!
And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders...because she keeps finding the bodies. Can the cousins unravel the clues and mystery behind their heritage and power before their gifts are stripped away ...or even worse, another witch is killed?
Stormcaster will be out January 7, 2014 (why so far away?) from Walker Childrens -- you can add it to your Goodreads shelf; pre-order on Amazon; or pre-order from Book Depository
(Book Depo and Amazon are calling it Moonlight and Madness: The Lovegrove Inheritance (Regency Witches) but Bloomsbury, Goodreads and Alyxandra Harvey's site have it as Witching Season Book 1: Stormcaster)