“Waiting” On Wednesday: Mechanica

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.

Mechanica - Betsy CornwellMechanica by Betsy Cornwell

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publication date: August 4th 2015
Publisher: Clarion Books
Add on: Goodreads

Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have pushed her into a life of dreary servitude. When she discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her sixteenth birthday—and befriends Jules, a tiny magical metal horse—Nicolette starts to imagine a new life for herself. And the timing may be perfect: There’s a technological exposition and a royal ball on the horizon. Determined to invent her own happily-ever-after, Mechanica seeks to wow the prince and eager entrepreneurs alike.

So it kind of sounds like Cinder, but I do love fairy tale retellings and who can resist a tiny magical metal horse! (who I wish with all my heart that it’s name was Maximus, haha). Also, how cute is the cover?

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: Mechanica”

  1. Ive seen this around lately. 🙂 Pretty interesting and love the cover.

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  2. Love this! It sounds really good and cover truly is beautiful! Great pick!

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  3. I love the cover of this one! I’m not sure I’d enjoy it, but the cover is pretay 😀 I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a fabulous week 🙂

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  4. I’m not sure if this is my type, but I also love fairy tale retellings, so I might have to give it a try.
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  5. I haven’t heard of this one before, but I hope you enjoy reading it!
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  6. Oh, I will read it because of that horse, lol.
    Great ick!

    1. Me too, me too!

  7. It really does sound similar to Cinder! I love retellings, so I’m kind of already sold on this one 🙂 I hope it isn’t too similar to Cinder… but only one way to find out! Hope you love it, great pick!

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  8. The cover is really fantastic, and it would be something I’d be interested in checking out. Great pick!!

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  9. Wow you are right, it definitely does sound like Cinder in a way! It definitely has that fairytale feel about it and a bit of steampunk too. Great pick!

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