Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#212): The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: July 18, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future.

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she's been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta's training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1901 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.



I absolutely loved this author's previous standalone (Unhooked), and I can't wait to read this novel novel! Historical fantasy for the win. :D

54 comments:

  1. Didn't even need to read the title or the blurb. The cover already had us hooked. It's so intriguing how it's all tangled but the two serpents are eating each other up. The time travel aspect seems interesting, but we're usually really iffy about it because most of the books we've read, the time travel aspect makes no sense. Great WoW choice!
    ~ Pendragons 

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    1. RIGHT?! The cover is amazing! Time-travel novels have been hit or miss for me, but there are a few good series out there, in YA. I trust this author!

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  2. I am completely dying for this book!! After the amazingness that was Unhooked, I just can't wait to see her take on a time travel fantasy!!

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    1. I agree! Hopefully this one is awesome. :D

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  3. This one looks like it may hold my interest. Haven't read Unhooked, but this one looks good.

    My WOW

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  4. This one sounds so good! I haven't read anything by this author before, but now I'm going to head over to your review to see if it's something I should read. :)

    Thanks!

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  5. Niiiice!! Sooooo cannot wait for this one either! I loved her Unhooked and cannot wait to see what else she can do!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy this one when you get the chance to read it, Jessica!

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  6. Oh yes, I'm so excited for this one too! I have yet to read Unhooked - ALTHOUGH I AM DESPERATE FOR IT - and this book also looks amazing :)
    Hope you enjoy, great pick!
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. You need to read Unhooked! It's out in paperback in addition to hardcover. Thank you, Amy!

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  7. Great choice, I may have featured this on a WoW post last year:-) I have never read the author but I'm so intrigued by this book!

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    1. Awesome! I highly recommend Unhooked, Tammy. :D

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  8. I haven't read anything from this author before, but this book really sounds amazing. I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it :)
    Here is my WOW 

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  9. I like the cover for this one! The summary looks interesting I like time travel and magical powers! Great pick!

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    1. I agree! I feel like I haven't read a good "magician" novel in a while. Thank you, Kristyn!

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  10. This book is freakishly amazing! IT SOUNDS SO GOOD AHH. How will I wait? I know so many new books cuz of you, so thanks Alyssa! And she is a thief! Plus time travel! I NEED THIS ASAP.
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

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    1. LOL! I'm flattered, Prabhleen! If you read this one, I hope you like it. :D

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  11. This sounds really good! I haven't read her first book yet, but I really want to try this author. Great pick!!

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    1. She actually has other books published before Unhooked! I only read Unhooked though. Thank you, Erin!

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  12. I haven't read this author's previous book, although I do have it on my tbr. I hope you enjoy this when you read it!
    My WoW

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  13. Yes, yes, yes! I'm definitely also excited for The Last Magician! Magic, manipulating time, secret societies... Ugh, why is the release date so far away?! (And I also enjoyed Lisa Maxwell's Unhooked too!)

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    1. It really is far away! Hopefully S&S puts it on Edelweiss soon though. :D

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  14. I don't get a chance to read much historical fantasy but I find myself super curious about this one!!! I do wish it was written more often than it is. Hope it turns out to be fabulous.

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    1. I agree! This one has a time-travel aspect to it, hence the historical part. Magicians are a good touch too. I really hope it does not disappoint!

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  15. As if the words "magical book" weren't enough to get me interested in reading this one, I then hear that it's historical fantasy??! Historical fantasy is the best! Definitely adding this one to my TBR. Thanks for putting it on my radar, Alyssa!

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    1. Right?! I hope you like it if you read it, Danya! =)

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  16. OMG. OMG. OMG. This sounds SO FREAKING GREAT!! And I had never heard of it before, either! So thanks for the heads up, Alyssa!! This is a completely new author to me, too. Rushing over to GR to add it!! Have an AWESOME day!! <3 :)

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    1. I hope you get the chance to read it, Maria! And I hope it does not disappoint. ^_^

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  17. I've not read a book by Lisa Maxwell before but I do like the sound of this book and the cover is a major plus haha. :P

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    1. Unhooked is the only one I've read by her! It's a good one. The cover of this book is lovely!

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  18. I haven't read Unhooked yet, but I this one is also one of my most anticipated books! It sounds so wonderful! :D Hopefully we both love it ;)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  19. I read Unhooked not too long ago but OMG I think this might have gotten my attention with the cover alone. (I don't even think I really read the synopsis and just added it to my TBR. :p)

    Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

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    1. Nice! I highly recommend Unhooked, but hopefully this one will be great too!

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  20. I sure wish I could manipulate time right about now, and this book sounds neat. This isn't one that I would normally read, but could get into a lot more as a fun fantasy movie. Thanks for the great review! Hugs...

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    1. Wouldn't it be cool? I wouldn't mind seeing this turned into a movie. ;) Thank you, Ro!

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  21. Oooh! A book about forbidden magic! sounds awesome!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  22. I've been meaning to check out Unhooked, I'll have to read it soon and then check this one out! :) Thanks

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    1. I hope you do! You're very welcome, Rachel. =)

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  23. This sounds great! I still need to read Unhooked but I would definitely pick this up. Great pick!

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    1. I highly recommend it! Thank you, Carole. :D

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  24. Yes!! This seriously looks so amazing (cover and blurb)! Can't wait for it!

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  25. Holy shit!!! This sounds so freaking good! I haven't heard of it until now, but I feel an intense need for it to be mine! I haven't read her debut, but I've heard amazing things. Great pick Alyssa! I'm adding this to my TBR right now.

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    1. RIGHT?! I agree! I hope you like it if/when you read it!

      Also, just a note - Unhooked is not her debut!

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  26. This sounds amazing. I hope you love it! Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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  27. Lovely pick Alyssa :D I hope you will love this book a whole bunch. <3 I'm not really sure if I wish to read it.. but it do look pretty gorgeous :D

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    1. Thank you, ma'am! I'll be sure to let you know what I think, when I read the book!

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