Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Mechanica


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine.
It is a way to spotlight upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating, or books that are already released that I still need to own.

This Wednesday I am waiting on...


Title: Mechanica
Author: Betsy Cornwell
Publisher: Clarion Books
Expected Publication Date: 4th August 2015

Synopsis from goodreads
Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom 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 secret workshop in the cellar and begins to dare to imagine a new life for herself. Could the mysterious books and tools hidden 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.

Gorgeous prose and themes of social justice and family shine in this richly imagined Cinderella retelling about an indomitable inventor who finds her prince . . . but realizes she doesn't want a fairy tale happy ending after all

Why I'm Waiting on Wednesday for this book
I stumbled upon this book via another blog and fell in love with the cover straight away. I found it on goodreads to learn more about it and knew I had to have this book. It's feels like it's a spin on Cinderella and I am very interested to see how it is portrayed in the pages.


What are YOU waiting on this Wednesday?

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