Instead of writing one huge post of all the books I’m looking forward to in 2012 with info on them, I had decided to highlight some of these books in their own posts throughout the rest of 2011. I’ve decided to carry this feature forward into this year as I discover new books coming out this year that sound interesting and continue with books of 2013 as it gets closer to the end of the year.

Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal

Glamour in Glass is the sequel to Mary Robinette Kowal’s Nebula nominated debut novel, Shades of Milk and Honey. It will be released on April 10 in hardcover and ebook formats. An excerpt from Glamour in Glass is available on (please note this page does contain spoilers for the first book).

I’m really curious to see what happens to Jane next after the end of Shades of Milk and Honey (review).  Also, I was delighted to see Mary Robinette Kowal described the sequel as “a little more swashbuckling than the first book” on her FAQs page.

Beware, the following description does contain spoilers for the outcome of the romance in Shades of Milk and Honey!

About Glamour in Glass:

Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence. This magic comes in the form of glamour, which allows talented users to form practically any illusion they can imagine. Shades debuted to great acclaim and left readers eagerly awaiting its sequel. Glamour in Glass continues following the lives of beloved main characters Jane and Vincent, with a much deeper vein of drama and intrigue.

In the tumultuous months after Napoleon abdicates his throne, Jane and Vincent go to Belgium for their honeymoon. While there, the deposed emperor escapes his exile in Elba, throwing the continent into turmoil. With no easy way back to England, Jane and Vincent’s concerns turn from enjoying their honeymoon…to escaping it.

Left with no outward salvation, Jane must persevere over her trying personal circumstances and use her glamour to rescue her husband from prison . . . and hopefully prevent her newly built marriage from getting stranded on the shoals of another country’s war.

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