Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #5

Looking for updates? Hang tight!
 Auggie is finishing grad. school (finals due on May 4th!) 
and Tori is healing from surgery, but we'll be 
back in the game soon. Want more info? Here you go!

Hello bliblio friendship! 
This 2015 one of our blogging goals is to participate in more Meme's! Wooo!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I was finally (it felt like I waited forever) approved on Edelweiss to read this title. Not only am I stoked to read it I can't wait to own it. I want that beautiful cover shining in my bookshelf!

Author: Betsy Cornwell
Genre: Fantasy - Fairytale Retelling
Publication: August 4, 2015
Pages: 304


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.

What are YOU not so patiently waiting for?