Waiting on Wednesday – The Flux by Ferrett Steinmetz

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.

Flex was an unexpected favorite this year, one that I hadn’t heard much about before reading it. I was immediately drawn in and couldn’t put it down. I loved the concept and the execution and can’t wait to return to find out what happens next, so The Flux is definitely on my Must Read list.


Title: The Flux

Author: Ferrett Steinmetz

Expected publication: October 6, 2015

Publisher: Angry Robot




Love something enough, and your obsession will punch holes through the laws of physics. That devotion creates unique magics: videogamemancers. Origamimancers. Culinomancers.

But when ‘mancers battle, cities tremble…

ALIYAH TSABO-DAWSON: The world’s most dangerous eight-year-old girl. Burned by a terrorist’s magic, gifted strange powers beyond measure. She’s furious that she has to hide her abilities from her friends, her teachers, even her mother – and her temper tantrums can kill.

PAUL TSABO: Bureaucromancer. Magical drug-dealer. Desperate father. He’s gone toe-to-toe with the government’s conscription squads of brain-burned Unimancers, and he’ll lie to anyone to keep Aliyah out of their hands – whether Aliyah likes it or not.

THE KING OF NEW YORK: The mysterious power player hell-bent on capturing the two of them. A man packing a private army of illegal ‘mancers.

Paul’s family is the key to keep the King’s crumbling empire afloat. But offering them paradise is the catalyst that inflames Aliyah’s deadly rebellious streak…

File Under: Urban Fantasy

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