“Waiting” on Wednesday: A Study in Silks + The 100

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

A Study in Silks by Emma Jane HollowayA Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway

Paperback: 560pages
Publication date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Del Rey
Add on: Goodreads

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.

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Cyn’s:

The 100 - Kass MorganThe 100 by Kass Morgan

Hardcover: 277 pages
Publication date: September 03, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Add on: Goodreads

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)!

What are you guys waiting for? Link us up below!

Author: Kim

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” on Wednesday: A Study in Silks + The 100”

  1. I chose the 100 last week, I am pretty excited for it. I love all the details in the cover and the fact that they are making it into a TV show makes me even more interested!
    My Waiting on Wednesday

  2. Oooh, great picks 🙂 I especially can’t wait to get my hands on A Study In Silks because it does sound almost perfect! The 100 looks intriguing and is on my wishlist too!

    My WoW!

  3. Kim, although I’m not su thouroughly a Sherlock fan, I hope you will enjoy this read. It sounds like it could be great. =)
    And Cyn: I agree that we can’t be too sure yet how this is going to to, but it sounds like worth a shot.
    Thanks for stepping by and sharing! =)

  4. i’m super excited for the 100. especially since it’s gonna be a show on tv.

    my WoW

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks

  5. Super excited for The 100!!! I’m hoping to borrow an ARC and the TV show of it looks great as well! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I really want to read The 100! Especially because of the tv show! Great picks!

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