Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (10)

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly book meme that lets readers just like you guys know what to be expecting and waiting anxiously for. It is hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. Want to participate? Grab the logo on her page, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link on her blog!

Author: Tiffany Trent
Publication Date: August 14, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

In an alternate London where magical creatures are preserved in a museum, two teens find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deception, and danger.

Vespa Nyx wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life cataloging Unnatural creatures in her father’s museum, but as she gets older, the requirement to become a lady and find a husband is looming large. Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured to be refinery slaves, he finds that his fate may be bound up with Vespa’s—and with the Unnaturals.

As the danger grows, Vespa and Syrus find themselves in a tightening web of deception and intrigue. At stake may be the fate of New London—and the world.

I love the steam punk atmosphere that I can see on the cover of this book. I was immediately drawn to the woman on the front when I first spotted this cover on Goodreads. Her outfit is just so eccentric and the colors chosen give the book a very “Sherlock Holmes” feel. In most of his movies London always appears to be dark and gloomy and I get the same sensation here as well. Plus, I love a good, strong, and witty female character and this one looks and sounds like she is a keeper! What is everyone else waiting on?


  1. It does have a Sherlock Holmes feel to it, and I agree about the woman on the cover. She stands out against the background but blends in enough to where it all comes together :)

    - Alex
    Breakfast At Bookland and Cupcakes and Literature

  2. You had me at "alternate London"! I definitely see the Sherlock Holmes vibe you're talking about - and the cover is truly eye-catching. Great pick!

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    Radiant Shadows

  3. This looks fantastic! I love the museum aspect of the story.

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  4. I totally want to read more steam punk and this one looks so good!

  5. I'm seeing lots of steam punk books around... so fill me in, what exactly is steam punk?? :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
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  6. I haven't read any steam punk book yet but I'm willing to try this book out!

    Waiting on Wednesday

    Lisa @ Shatterbooks

  7. Cannot see the cover, therefore I cannot see the title! This tends to happen to me a lot! Oh well, sounds awesome anyway!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. For sure waiting about this as well!! Great pick! Check out My WOW?

  9. I've been getting into steampunk more these days so thanks for sharing this one.