Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.
Publication date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Del Rey
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In a Victorian era ruled by a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical power is the real monarch, and sorcery the demon enemy of the empire. Nevertheless, the most coveted weapon is magic that can run machines—something Evelina has secretly mastered. But rather than making her fortune, her special talents could mean death or an eternity as a guest of Her Majesty’s secret laboratories. What’s a polite young lady to do but mind her manners and pray she’s never found out?
But then there’s that murder. As Sherlock’s niece, Evelina should be able to find the answers, but she has a lot to learn. And the first decision she has to make is whether to trust the handsome, clever rake who makes her breath come faster, or the dashing trick rider who would dare anything for her if she would only just ask.
As an avid fan of all things Sherlock Holmes (from the original books to the RDJ films to the excellent BBC series), this looks like a great read for me. At least, I hope so! That summary has me. I can only hope that the writing delivers as well. Plus that cover is gorgeous; I have a hard time resisting pretty covers.
Hardcover: 277 pages
Publication date: September 03, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth’s toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland… before it’s too late.
Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they’ve only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they’re haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust – and even love – again
I don’t know what it is about this book that I find the synopsis kind of ridiculous (why the heck would you send juvenile delinquents to recolonize the earth?). But yet I can’t seem to resist it. It’s like Lord of the Flies in space (but crash lands back on earth)!
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