Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore

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Nimira is a foreign music-hall girl forced to dance for pennies. When wealthy sorcerer Hollin Parry hires her to sing with a piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it is the start of a new and better life. In Parry's world, however, buried secrets are beginning to stir. Unsettling below-stairs rumors swirl about ghosts, a madwoman roaming the halls, and Parry's involvement with a league of sorcerers who torture fairies for sport. Then Nimira discovers the spirit of a fairy gentleman named Erris is trapped inside the clockwork automaton, waiting for someone to break his curse. The two fall into a love that seems hopeless, and breaking the curse becomes a race against time, as not just their love, but the fate of the entire magical world may be in peril.Look out for the follow-up to this book, Magic Under Stone, out next year!

About Jaclyn Dolamore

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JACLYN DOLAMORE is the author of Magic under Glass and Between the Sea and Sky. She spent her childhood reading as many books as she could lug home from the library and playing elaborate pretend games with her sister. She has a passion for history, thrift stores, vintage dresses, David Bowie, drawing, and organic food. She lives with her partner and two black tabbies.
Published August 28, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 233 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle meets Sally Gardner’s The Red Necklace (2008), with a hint of Jane Eyre thrown in for good measure, in this vivid and rousing debut.

Dec 15 2009 | Read Full Review of Magic Under Glass

The Bookbag

Summary: Highly enjoyable magical fantasy about an exotic trouser girl who falls in love with a fairy prince trapped inside an automaton.

Nov 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Magic Under Glass

City Book Review

So my biggest issue was that the first half of the book was pretty slow, and then the ending felt rushed like she was hurrying to wrap up the story.

Jun 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Magic Under Glass

Gather Books

Now her voyage overseas to seak her fortune and avoid the repercussions of her family's fall from favor have left her as a "trouser girl", a cheap music hall performer who longs for any kind of escape to a better life.When her performance catches the attention of a gentleman sorcerer, Nimara is q...

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When Hollin leaves her alone to rehearse, Nimira at first thinks she must be imagining the clockwork man's eyes looking at her.

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