Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine that spotlights an upcoming release that you are anticipating.
This week, I’m most anticipating Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson
Publish Date: July 14th 2015
Genres: Steampunk, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
What is Rebel Mechanics about?
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.
Why am I waiting for Rebel Mechanics?
Any book that mentions anything about spies and it’s pretty much a guarantee that I’ll be reading it.
Besides that, I think this just sounds like a really cool and unique premise. The historical fiction aspect, but with fantasy and steampunk elements sounds so cool. The idea of the British using only magic and that the colonists are “rebelling” or starting the revolution by inventing and creating machines is so cool.
I haven’t read a whole lot of steampunk books either, and I’m always looking to expand and try different genres.
Are you waiting for Rebel Mechanics, too? Any other steampunk recommendations for me? Are you waiting for this too? What are you waiting for?