Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #184 - Mechanica & Legacy of Kings

"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: Betsy Cornwell
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Published by: Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin

Nicolette's awful stepsisters called her "Mechanica" to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother's knee. Her mother is gone now, though, and the Steps have turned her into a servant in her own home.

But on her sixteenth birthday, Nicolette discovers a hidden workshop in the cellar and begins to dare to imagine a new life for herself. Could the mysterious books and tools there -- and the mechanical menagerie, led by a tiny metal horse named Jules -- be the key to escaping her dreary existence? With a technological exposition and royal ball on the horizon, the timing might just be perfect for Nicolette to earn her freedom at last. (Summary from Goodreads)

I hope this is a great reinvention of the Cinderella fairy tale. It certainly intrigues me!

(Blood of Gods and Royals,  Book1) 
Author: Eleanor Herman
Release Date: August 25, 2015 
Published by: Harlequin Teen 

Imagine w time when the Gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.

Alexander, Macedonia's sixteen-year-old heir, is one the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to newcomer Katerina, who must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But Kat's first love, Jacob, will go to unthinkable lengths to win her, even if it means competing for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander's unmet fiancée, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters. (Summary from Goodreads)

I can't wait to try this one! It sounds very good, and I do so love a good fantasy adventure full of intrigue! Plus, I have it waiting for me to read from NetGalley. Yay! 

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Great picks! I'm currently reading Mechanica and it's wonderful so far. I'm about 70% of the way through it. It's so original.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. Lucky! Thanks for the personal recommendation.

  2. These are new to me. I hope you both enjoy reading your picks this week.
    My WoW