Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I’m Waiting on Wednesday for Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times by Emma Trevayne (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers):
Londinium is a smoky, dark, and dangerous place, home to mischievous metal fairies and fearsome clockwork dragons that breathe scalding steam. The people wear goggles to protect their eyes, brass grill insets in their nostrils to filter air, or mechanical limbs to replace missing ones.
Over it all rules the Lady, and the Lady has demanded a new son—a perfect flesh-and-blood child. She has chosen Jack.
Jack’s wonder at the magic and steam-powered marvels in Londinium lasts until he learns he is the pawn in a very dangerous game. The consequences are deadly, and his only hope of escape, of returning home, lies with a legendary clockwork bird.
The Gearwing grants wishes. Or it did, before it was broken. Before it was killed.
But some things don’t stay dead forever.
Why I’m looking forward to this book:
Middle-Grade steampunk? Yes, please! Honestly, I’ve been in such a reading slump that things I usually would have loved to read have been falling flat or failing to pique my interest at all. I actually don’t usually go for steampunk, but this one sounds really good, and considering that MG books have become something of a go-to for me personally, I am hopeful that this will live up to my expectations. And that cover! How awesome is that?
Release Date: May 13, 2014
What are you waiting on this week? Please link me!