WoW #82: Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

Posted March 11, 2015 by Bee in Memes & Features / 6 Comments

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming books that we eagerly anticipate!

WoW #82: Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell


by Betsy Cornwell
Published on August 4th 2015
by Clarion Books
Genres: Retelling, Science Fiction, Young Adult

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.

Why I’m waiting:
First off, that cover is obviously beautiful. I mean, seriously. Second of all, it sounds awesome! It reminds me of Cinder a bit, but the story is very different. Can’t wait to read this one!

What are you waiting for this week?



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