Waiting on Wednesday: The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

The Iron Trial
Magisterium #1
by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
Coming September 9, 2014
Scholastic Press

From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.

From two bestselling superstars, a dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an academy for those with a propensity toward magic. In this first book, a new student comes to the Magisterium against his will -- is it because he is destined to be a powerful magician, or is the truth more twisted than that? It's a journey that will thrill you, surprise you, and make you wonder about the clear-cut distinction usually made between good and evil.

Why I want it:
Holly Black. Cassandra Clare. That is all.

Why I think you should want it:
II JUST SAID "that is all." Isn't that enough for you?! Ugh. Fine. But seriously, 1. Holly and Cassie are BFFEAEAEAETE (best friends for ever and ever and ever and ever the end), which means they must have had a BLAST writing this project. When authors have fun writing, it shows in their work. 2. Cassie and Holly also are both very talented and imaginative authors. Their worlds are intricate, sensory universes full of extraordinary characters in extraordinary places doing extraordinary tihngs. There's romance and adventure and humor and a veritable whirlpool of events that bring out all the feels both good and bad, fangirl-y and sad. 3. This is a middle grade, which is intriguing. It'll be interesting to see them take on both the constraints and freedoms middle grade presents (ie toning down that romance, there, Cassie. No DSAS or DSBS or DSCS. Dammit). 4. Holly & Cassie PLUS David Levithan & Scholastic. That really is all. Game over the end. David is one of the most talented editors at any publishing house. He's a writer so he has a wonderful eye for editing. Or maybe he's an editor so he has a wonderful eye when writing. Whatever it is, DL is super crazy talented, and I am just as excited about his involvement as I am for all the rest. You should be too. 

So what are you waiting on this week? Will you be picking up my choice in September? Share your thoughts & links kin the comments!

1 comment:

  1. I have to agree with you - I am waiting on this book too! :D