Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.
Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore
Expected Release Date: June 17th, 2014
Disney-Hyperion, 304 Pages
Sixteen-year-old Thea Holder’s mother is cursed with a spell that’s driving her mad, and whenever they touch, Thea is chilled by the magic, too. With no one else to contribute, Thea must make a living for both of them in a sinister city, where danger lurks and greed rules.
Thea spends her nights waitressing at the decadent Telephone Club attending to the glitzy clientele. But when her best friend, Nan, vanishes, Thea is compelled to find her. She meets Freddy, a young, magnetic patron at the club, and he agrees to help her uncover the city’s secrets-even while he hides secrets of his own.
Together, they find a whole new side of the city. Unrest is brewing behind closed doors as whispers of a gruesome magic spread. And if they’re not careful, the heartless masterminds behind the growing disappearances will be after them, too.
Cabaret? 1930’s? YEP.
We always feel like some decades don’t get as much love as others. There are always 1920’s themed parties – flapper dresses and all that, but the 1930’s? What a time period! Right after the 1929 market crash – economic depression, the start of WWII, the advancement of film – 1939 is the greatest year in film (OF ALL TIME) – Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz, and swing music! So much lively culture in the 1930’s and no one ever talks about them – until now. Love it!