Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday #4 | Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are excited for.


Title: Mechanica

Author: Betsy Cornwell

Release Date: August 25th 2015

Published by: Clarion Books

Genre: Fairy Tale retelling, Steampunk, YA

Pages: 340

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.

I love fairy tale retellings and this one sounds so good! The fact that it has elements of steampunk makes it even better. I’m really intrigued because the synopsis says this book has themes of social justice, and that makes it sounds really interesting to me. Also, I have heard amazing things from the few people who have read it. And the cover is so beautiful! 

Are you excited for this book? What are you Waiting on Wednesday? Let me your link, so I can visit and comment back! 

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5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #4 | Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

  1. This sounds interesting. I just heard Betsy speak at an event and she was so fun (did you know she has a farm with goats on it?) Hope you get a chance to read it soon!

    Rachel

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