Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #115 - The Inventor's Secret and Rebel

"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...

The Inventor's Secret
(The Inventor's Secret, Book 1)
Author: Andrea Cremer
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Published by: Philomel

In this world, 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 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 first in a series set in an alternate 19th 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. Perfect for fans of Libba Bray's Diviners, Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel, Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan and Phillip Reeve's Mortal Instruments. (Summary from Goodreads)

Ooooooo! Doesn't this sound good? Another cool steampunk series. I love the setting: a North America still under British control. This sounds like quite an adventure.

(Reboot, Book 2)
Author: Amy Tintera
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Published by: HarperTeen

After coming back from death as Reboots and being trained by HARC as soldiers, Wren and Callum have finally escaped north, where they hope to find a life of freedom. But when they arrive at the Reboot Reservation, it isn't what they expected. Under the rule of a bloodthirsty leader, Micah, the Reboots are about to wage an all-out war on the humans. Although Wren's instincts are telling her to set off into the wilderness on their own and leave the battle far behind, Callum is unwilling to let his human family be murdered. When Micah commits the ultimate betrayal, the choice is made for them. But Micah has also made a fatal mistake...he's underestimated Wren and Callum. (Summary from Goodreads)

I just read this 1st book not too long ago and loved it! It was full of adventure, high tech brilliance, and a world that's all broken but could be better...I am such a sucker for books like this when they are written well and this one was great. I cannot wait for book 2!
My Review of Book 1!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I am excited for new Andrea Cremer novel too, Rachel.
    Rebel sounds really great, Ange. I'll have to read first book soon.

    Great picks, girls.

  2. Great choices! I hope you enjoy them when you get them!
    Megan @ Books i View

  3. Really looking forward to The Inventor's Secret, haven't read any of Andrea Cremer's before either, so it'll be fun to see her writing style. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. The Inventors Secret sounds awesome - I have it on my wishlist/tbr shelf as well :D I've never heard about Rebel but it sounds pretty cool! I hope you can get both of these soon! Great picks ^^ Here's my WoW pick this week

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  5. Oooh, nice cover, but not really my type of read. Thanks for sharing though! :)

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