Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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.  
by Shanna Swendson

hitting shelves June 14, 2015 
from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
A sixteen-year-old governess becomes a spy in this alternative U.S. history where the British control with magic and the colonists rebel by inventing.

It’s 1888, and sixteen-year-old Verity Newton lands a job in New York as a governess to a wealthy leading family—but she quickly learns that the family has big secrets. Magisters have always ruled the colonies, but now an underground society of mechanics and engineers are developing non-magical sources of power via steam engines that they hope will help them gain freedom from British rule. The family Verity works for is magister—but it seems like the children's young guardian uncle is sympathetic to the rebel cause. As Verity falls for a charming rebel inventor and agrees to become a spy, she also becomes more and more enmeshed in the magister family’s life. She soon realizes she’s uniquely positioned to advance the cause—but to do so, she’ll have to reveal her own dangerous secret.

My thoughts: Everyone once in a while I need a good steampunk fix :) This looks like it will do nicely.  Especially with the promise of secrets, charming rebel inventors, and a little magic thrown into the mix. :)


  1. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds really interesting. Also, I really like that cover. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday! :)
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  2. Nice pick :) Here is mine

  3. ChristinaBookAddictDecember 10, 2014 at 4:57 AM

    Ohh! This sounds fantastic. Will definitely be adding it to my TBR list. I love the time period and the promise of some steampunk!

  4. I have not read much steampunk before but I love a good rebellion and a spy, so i'll have to check this one out! Thanks for showcasing it :)

  5. Ohh, it do sound interesting :D I hope you will love it Becky. <3 thank you so much for sharing about it :)

  6. Wow great pick!! It sounds so exciting and I love steampunk!

  7. It looks really intriguing. I hope you enjoy it. here's mine

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  8. Steampunk. I love me some steampunk.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Lena @ Addicted 2 NovelsDecember 11, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    You always post books I haven't heard of yet. This is one of the many reasons why I love you. :)

  10. OOH. You always have the best picks!! This sounds awesome! Yes, we all need a little steampunk every once in a while. :D