Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Waiting on A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

I would very much like to read...

A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

Publisher: Saga Press
Published Date: 2 February 2016
Pre-Order: Amazon | The Book Depository | Dymocks Australia

THE NIGHT CIRCUS meets THE PEAKY BLINDERS in Lee Kelly's new magical realism, crossover novel.

Magic is powerful, dangerous and addictive - and after passage of the 18th Amendment, it is finally illegal.

It's 1926 in Washington, DC, and while Anti-Sorcery activists have achieved the Prohibition of sorcery, the city's magic underworld is booming. Sorcerers cast illusions to aid mobsters' crime sprees. Smugglers funnel magic contraband in from overseas. Gangs have established secret performance venues where patrons can lose themselves in magic, and take a mind-bending, intoxicating elixir known as the sorcerer's shine.

Joan Kendrick, a young sorcerer from Norfolk County, Virginia accepts an offer to work for DC's most notorious crime syndicate, the Shaw Gang, when her family's home is repossessed. Alex Danfrey, a first-year Federal Prohibition Unit trainee with a complicated past and talents of his own, becomes tapped to go undercover and infiltrate the Shaws.

Through different paths, Joan and Alex tread deep into the violent, dangerous world of criminal magic - and when their paths cross at the Shaws' performance venue, despite their orders, and despite themselves, Joan and Alex become enchanted with one another. But when gang alliances begin to shift, the two sorcerers are forced to question their ultimate allegiances and motivations. And soon, Joan and Alex find themselves pitted against each other in a treacherous, heady game of cat-and-mouse.

A CRIMINAL MAGIC casts a spell of magic, high stakes and intrigue against the backdrop of a very different Roaring Twenties.
(summary from Goodreads)

Um, HECK YES to this! The Roaring Twenties, gangsters, magic - let me have it now please! 

Will you be adding A Criminal Magic to your TBR list? What other book(s) can you not wait to read?


  1. Ooh very interesting! Roaring 20s! Magic! Criminal drama! Gimme gimme lol Great pick!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  2. Great choice! This sounds totally fantastic. I love the idea about a historical fantasy involving organized crime, the 1920's, and magic.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    1. It definitely something a little different, so I can't wait. :-D Thanks, Cassi.

  3. This sounds really good! I'm definitely adding this one to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW. Happy reading!

    1. Yay! I always love finding one others add to their TBR too! :-D Thanks, Kim, happy reading to you too!

  4. This is such a popular one this week. It looks so goood!

    My WOW:

    1. That is does! :-D Thanks for stopping by, Melissa.