Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

The Dark Unwinding
by Sharon Cameron

hitting shelves September 1st, 2012 from Scholastic Press

A spine-tingling tale of steampunk and spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance!

When Katharine Tulman's inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London.

Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply. And her choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a secretive student, and fears for her own sanity.

As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle's world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this heart-racing adventure will captivate readers with its intrigue, thrills, and romance.

My thoughts: Since first hearing about this book over at Shannon's site (Stalking The Bookshelves), I have declared myself officially smitten with this cover and synopsis. I mean, come on: England, a gothic estate, a mysterious uncle, a little psychological thrill and romance thrown in, and plenty of cool steampunkery!! This sounds so amazing!


  1. This is new to me and it sounds really great. Thanks for sharing this! ;D

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  2. Never seen this before, but here we go - I'll add it to my to-read shelf :) Thanks for featuring it!

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  3. This is new to me. I all kinds of want to read this!!! Love some steampunk:)

  4. This is the first time I'm hearing of this, but is definitely seems intriguing. Thanks a lot for sharing! :)

  5. I'm not sold on the synopsis or cover yet, but I am partial to steampunk... so I think I'll be waiting for this one, too. Nice pick!

  6. Hmm sounds kind of interesting! I'm not usually one for the steampunk genre though. But this sounds cool - I might have to add it to my wishlist! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Oh, great choice. I love me some Steampunk and romance so this book is right up my lane. Please check out my WoW!

  8. This sounds incredible. I still haven't read a lot of steampunk, but have enjoyed the ones that I have read, so I will give this one a try.

  9. I love Steampunk, so this will definitely be added to my "to read" list. Thanks!

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  10. I haven't seen this one before, but I will def be checking it out. Here's my WoW

  11. I am so, so excited for this book! It sounds like it's going to be amazing,

    Great pick! :)

  12. I hadn't heard of this one before. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitely look for it. Please check out my WoW!

  13. The cover doesn't work on Goodreads, so seeing him here made me smile: I love it! And you're so right about all the words you picked out of the synopsis :D This is going to be a great book - I hope :p.


  14. You had me at England and Steampunk :D And yay for liking a gothic estate, too. *high five*

    And agreed on the cover. So pretty. Love the color of the dress. Thanks for sharing. Adding to my TBR list asap :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  15. I LOVE Steampunk covers but I don't know if I'd actually like Steampunk... maybe I'll give one a try someday, but they definitely have beautiful covers!

  16. I haven't read a steapunk novel yet, but this sounds awesome! Great pick!

  17. Pretty cover :D Seems like a great book ;) Hope you enjot it. :)
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    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books