Wednesday, September 18, 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 Inventor's Secret
by Andrea Cremer

hitting shelves April 22, 2014 from Philomel

Sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees have scraped out an existence on the edge of Britain’s industrial empire. Though they live by the skin of their teeth they have their health (at least when they can find enough food and avoid the Imperial Labor Gatherers) and each other. When a new exile with no memory of his escape from the coastal cities or even his own name seeks shelter in their camp he brings new dangers with him and secrets about the terrible future that awaits all those who have struggled has to live free of the bonds of the empire’s Machineworks.

The Inventor’s Secret is the first book of a YA steampunk series set in an alternate nineteenth-century North America where the Revolutionary War never took place and the British Empire has expanded into a global juggernaut propelled by marvelous and horrible machinery.

My thoughts: I just...need more steampunk in my life. That's all. :)


  1. i want to get my hands on this one. i haven't read anything by cremer and her nightshade books don't really interest me (although her adult novel is up next on my tbr pile) but i love the premise of inventor's secret.

    hope you can stop by my WoW.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  2. Sounds really good! Andrea Cremer is writing a lot these days.

  3. Great pick! It sounds really good :)

  4. Wow- I had no clue that another book was coming out by Andrea Cremer.. I will definitely have to check this out. Great pick!

  5. I have my doubts when it comes to steampunk novels, but I'm looking forward to this one.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

  6. Steampunk and alternate century :D and I love the cover!


  7. This sounds like one of the coolest Steampunk books I've heard about in awhile! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
    My WoW

  8. Ooh, I'm so excited for this one! Steampunk is the absolute best. Plus I love the idea of no America. :) Great pick!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  9. Great pick! This has been on my wishlist since I first heard about it and I can't wait to get a copy!

  10. I have started to love steampunk. This sounds like an interesting book :D Hope you will love it. <3

  11. I can't wait for this one since I love Cremer's writing. I hope we both enjoy it once we get a chance to read it. :)