Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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 Clockwork Scarab
by Colleen Gleason

hitting shelves December 1st, 2013 from Chronicle Books

description: Two young women of similar age and standing have disappeared: one found dead and the other still missing. The only clue to connect them is a small Egyptian clockwork scarab. Only Miss Stoker and Miss Holmes are well-positioned enough—similar in age and stature as they are to the victims—to investigate. An unlikely pair, the fierce Evaline Stoker and logical Mina Holmes must follow in the footsteps of their infamous families—Miss Holmes has inherited her Uncle Sherlock’s keen investigative skills, while Miss Stoker has accepted her family calling as a hunter of the undead. The partners must find a way to work together, while navigating the advances of a strange yet handsome American, a clever Scotland Yard investigator, and a cunning thief, to solve the mystery of the clockwork scarabs.

Set in steam punk London, steeped in Egyptian mythology
and literary references, with a surprising time travel twist and compelling romantic triangles, Colleen Gleason has crafted a fast-paced and romantic debut young adult novel.

My thoughts: Steampunk, Egyptian mythology, and a mystery-solving team from the families of Holmes and Stoker---all reasons I will definitely be reading this one!!  This sounds so fun!


  1. Steampunk and Egyptian mythology! Oh yes I want this. I can't believe I haven't stumbled across this before. Thanks for highlighting it!

    Bec @ Ransom Reads

  2. Wow, sounds like there's a lot going on in this one! Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Oh my, I love the sound of this one and it's new to me. Going to add it to my TBR list straight away, thanks!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

  4. This sounds really awesome! Although, the cover kinda creeps me out. I guess that's the point right!?
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  5. Thanks for adding another book to my TBR, Becky. As if it doesn't have enough books on it already. =)

    Great WoW pick!

  6. This one sounds great!! I hadn't heard of it but definitely going on my list! =D

  7. i LOVE that cover!! why have i not heard of this book before? well, i'm adding it to my wishlist. great pick :)

    our WoW


  8. Steampunk & Mythology, awesome! I haven't heard of this book before, but I went right away to Goodreads to add it to my list. Thanks for sharing!

    WoW Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  9. My goodness that does sounds like an interesting book. Great pick and Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

  10. Wow, this sounds incredibly interesting! And a new one to add to my shelves! Great pick. :)
    My WoW Pick!

  11. Nice pick! It sounds like an interesting story and I love the cover. Thanks for sharing!

  12. *Shudders* Kind of creepy cover :D But I love it ;) Seems like an amazing book. Thank you for sharing. <3

  13. Oooh, this is, like, a literature crossover! Interesting WoW pick!

  14. This looks like such a good book!

    I am so happy with the revival of gothic literature - it goes well with steampunk.

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