Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FEATURE: Waiting on Wednesday~ Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell (#46)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Morning Swooners :-)

This week my "can't-wait-to-read" pre-publication selections are:

Expected release date: April 4, 2015
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

Summary 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 tolls hidden there—and the mechanical menagerie, led by a tiny metal horse names 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.

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:

I absolutely love retelling's of fairy tales and Cinderella is one of my faves! Plus, I love that it kind of reminds me a little bit of Beauty and the Beast will all that talk about inventions. I think this is going to be a great one!

What are you anxiously waiting for?


  1. Sounds a little bit like steampunk, but not exactly. I'll keep it in mind :)

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  2. I'll buy this one solely based off the cover! But it just so happens that the story sounds amazing also!
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  3. Oh wow, this sounds great! What a gorgeous cover, too! Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. The cover of this book is beautiful! I hope you enjoy it!

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