Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday [@fsgbooks]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine



My pick for this week:



REBEL MECHANICS by Shanna Swendson

A sixteen-year-old governess becomes a spy in this alternative U.S. history where the British control with magic and the colonists rebel by inventing.

It’s 1888, and sixteen-year-old Verity Newton lands a job in New York as a governess to a wealthy leading family—but she quickly learns that the family has big secrets. Magisters have always ruled the colonies, but now an underground society of mechanics and engineers are developing non-magical sources of power via steam engines that they hope will help them gain freedom from British rule. The family Verity works for is magister—but it seems like the children's young guardian uncle is sympathetic to the rebel cause. As Verity falls for a charming rebel inventor and agrees to become a spy, she also becomes more and more enmeshed in the magister family’s life. She soon realizes she’s uniquely positioned to advance the cause—but to do so, she’ll have to reveal her own dangerous secret.


published July 15, 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

add to your Goodreads shelf // pre-order from Book Depo // or Amazon



Why?


I really like alternate histories, I really like Steampunk and you saw the cover, yes? Plus, 'the British control with magic and the colonists rebel by inventing' sounds much too good to pass up.

The cover of Rebel Mechanics definitely drew me in, but that summary is why I'm planning to read it!



That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!





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