Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #58 - Going Vintage and The Girl with the Iron Touch

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Be sure to post a link to your Waiting on Wednesday below!

This week's pre-publication "We can't wait to read it!" selections are...

Author: Lindsey Leavitt
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Published by: Bloomsbury

When Mallory's boyfriend, Jeremy, cheats on her with an online girlfriend, Mallory decides the best way to de-Jeremy her life is to de-modernize things too. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in 1962, Mallory swears off technology and returns to a simpler time (when boyfriends couldn't cheat with computer avatars).
The List:
1. Run for pep club secretary
2. Host fancy dinner party/soiree
3. Sew a dress for Homecoming
4. Find a steady
5. Do something dangerous
But simple proves to be crazy-complicated, and the details of the past begin to change Mallory's present. Add in a too-busy grandmother, a sassy sister, and the cute pep-club president-who just happens to be her ex's cousin-and soon Mallory begins to wonder if going vintage is going too far. (Summary from Goodreads)

Oh my goodness! That list has to be priceless. I can't wait to discover how Mallory accomplishes all the classic tasks.

Author: Kady Cross
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Published by: Harlequin Teen

In 1897 London, something not quite human is about to awaken...

When mechanical genius Emily is kidnapped by rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits fear the worst. What's left of their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily must transplant his consciousness into one of his automatons--or forfeit her friends' lives.
With Griffin being mysteriously tormented by the Aether, the young duke's sanity is close to the breaking point. Seeking help, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side. When Jack kisses her, Finley must finally confront her true feelings for him...and for Griffin.
Meanwhile, Same is searching everywhere for Emily, from Whitechapel's desolate alleyways to Mayfair's elegant mansions. He would walk into hell for her, but the choice she must make will test them more than they could imagine. 
To save those she cares about, Emily must confront The Machinist's ultimate creation-an automaton more human than machine. And if she's to have any chance at triumphing, she must summon a strength even she doesn't know she has... (Summary from Goodreads)

I LOVE THIS SERIES! This is literally my absolute favorite series ever! End of story! That's all you need to know! Out of all the things I've ever read...this series built around all of those brilliant turn-of-the century science-fiction stories by Shelley, Hugo,Verne, etc. 

What are you waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. Both books sound really good. Going Vintage sounds cute. I haevn't read the second book in the series by Kady Cross, but I've really enjoyed the first one. I need to catch up soon. Great picks!
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