Waiting on Wednesday: Ticker by Lisa Matchev

Posted September 3, 2014 by Liza in Waiting on Wednesday / 20 Comments



Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we have the opportunity to let others know about books that we are eagerly waiting for.

tickerTitle: Ticker by Lisa Mantchev

Published by: Skyscape

Release date: December 1st, 2014

A girl with a clockwork heart must make every second count.

When Penny Farthing nearly dies, brilliant surgeon Calvin Warwick manages to implant a brass “Ticker” in her chest, transforming her into the first of the Augmented. But soon it’s discovered that Warwick killed dozens of people as he strove to perfect another improved Ticker for Penny, and he’s put on trial for mass murder.

On the last day of Warwick’s trial, the Farthings’ factory is bombed, Penny’s parents disappear, and Penny and her brother, Nic, receive a ransom note demanding all of their Augmentation research if they want to see their parents again. Is someone is trying to destroy the Farthings…or is the motive more sinister?

Desperate to reunite their family and rescue their research, Penny and her brother recruit fiery baker Violet Nesselrode, gentleman-about-town Sebastian Stirling, and Marcus Kingsley, a young army general who has his own reasons for wanting to lift the veil between this world and the next. Wagers are placed, friends are lost, romance stages an ambush, and time is running out for the girl with the clockwork heart.

Why I can’t to read it: I love Mantchev’s Theatre Illuminata series and I cannot wait to see what she comes up next.  Ticker sounds fascinating. Don’t you think?

What are you waiting for this week? 



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20 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Ticker by Lisa Matchev

    • Liza

      Your should try it! I can recommend any of Gayle Carriger books (I love the Parasol Protectorate series) or the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld (and the audio books for both series are amazing!)

    • Liza

      Thanks! If you want to try other steampunk series see my comment to Lisa and I can also add the Infernal Devices series and my son loved The Rithmatist 🙂

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