Wednesday, May 8, 2013

[Waiting On Wednesday: The Clockwork Scarab]

Waiting On Wednesday happens every week on Wednesdays (hence the name) and is hosted by Breaking The Spine.  It's were people talk about the books they want to read about that aren't out yet.

My pick this week is...

"The Clockwork Scarab"
Author: Colleen Gleason
Release Date: September 17th, 2013


Two young women of similar age and standing have disappeared: one found dead and the other still missing. The only clue to connect them is a small Egyptian clockwork scarab. Only Miss Stoker and Miss Holmes are well-positioned enough—similar in age and stature as they are to the victims—to investigate. 

An unlikely pair, the fierce Evaline Stoker and logical Mina Holmes must follow in the footsteps of their infamous families—Miss Holmes has inherited her Uncle Sherlock’s keen investigative skills, while Miss Stoker has accepted her family calling as a hunter of the undead. The partners must find a way to work together, while navigating the advances of a strange yet handsome American, a clever Scotland Yard investigator, and a cunning thief, to solve the mystery of the clockwork scarabs.

Set in steam punk London, steeped in Egyptian mythology
and literary references, with a surprising time travel twist and compelling romantic triangles, Colleen Gleason has crafted a fast-paced and romantic debut young adult novel.

I actually just got approved for this one from Edelweiss and it was the first time that I had heard of it, but it sounds awesome and I'm really excited to read it!  I mean it's steam punk, and two literary giants daughters kicking butts and taking names.  What's not to love about that?! 

What are you waiting on this week?  I wanna know!


Tammy Sparks said...

I saw this on Edelweiss too and thought it sounded fantastic! I love steampunk, and the cover is gorgeous, right? Great choice!!

Here's my WOW.

Shane @ItchingforBooks said...

Interesting book. Thanks for sharing.


Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like a captivating choice.

Alyssa Hamilton (Swept Away By Books) said...

Oh wow, that sounds amazing! I had never heard of this before but it's definitely on my tbr now!

My WoW

Natalie @Natflix&Books said...

I'm really curious about this one. It's sounds interesting and I love YA mysteries. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

Unknown said...

Ooh, LOVE the sound of this! Steampunk + Holmes + Stoker? So cool. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

This one sounds really interesting! Miss Stoker and Miss Holmes? That should be quite the combo! I'm curious to see how it turns out.

Anonymous said...

Ooh I hope you love this one! Steampunk is a really underdone genre in YA so I'm really excited to see where this goes. I can't wait to see what you think of it, Christianna. Great pick!

The Book Faerie said...

Wow, I've never heard of this one before but it looks interesting. Will have to add it to the never-ending tbr list :)
Happy reading!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cover! I hadn't heard of this one before but it sounds really intriguing.

Thanks for stopping by my WoW. :)

Christina / Book Addict said...

This is new to me and I really like the premise. I love Egyptian mythology, so I will definitely have to check this out. Plus, it's steampunk? I'm sold! Thanks for sharing this one!