Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday [@gwendoclare @ImprintReads #fiercereads]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

INK, IRON, AND GLASS by Gwendolyn Clare

Can she write a world gone wrong?

A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother—a noted scriptologist.

But when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative 19th-century Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of pazzerellones—young people with a gift for mechanics, alchemy or scriptology—and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and a tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep.

In this thrilling debut, worlds collide as Elsa unveils a deep political conspiracy seeking to unlock the most dangerous weapon ever created—and only she can stop it.

published February 20th by Imprint

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I love that Ink, Iron, and Glass is fantasy and sort of historical fiction - especially that Elsa, the main character, knows that it is a 'alternative' version of 19th-century Italy. I am really curious to see if she will know the ways that it is different from the real 19th-century Italy and if that historical reality for her is the same as ours. The idea of scriptology presents so many possibilities.

The mix of historical fiction, fantasy, and time travel, along with Elsa's desire to rescue her mother have me very much looking forward to reading Ink, Iron, and Glass.

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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