Waiting on Wednesday: Week 85

New WoW“Waiting  On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Here’s what we’re waiting on this Wednesday:


10123237♡ Title: “The Inventor’s Secret”

♡ Author: Andrea Cremer

♡ Release Date: April 22, 2014 (North America)

♡ Publisher: Penguin

♡ Synopsis: 16-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees have scraped out an existence on the edge of Britain’s industrial empire. Though they live by the skin of their teeth they have their health (at least when they can find enough food and avoid the Imperial Labor Gatherers) and each other. When a new exile with no memory of his escape from the coastal cities or even his own name seeks shelter in their camp he brings new dangers with him and secrets about the terrible future that awaits all those who have struggled has to live free of the bonds of the empire’s Machineworks.

The Inventor’s Secret is the first book of a YA steampunk series set in an alternate nineteenth-century North America where the Revolutionary War never took place and the British Empire has expanded into a global juggernaut propelled by marvelous and horrible machinery.

♡ Why?: It’s no secret that I’m a huge Cremer fan, and I love steampunk/alternate history stories, so I’m hoping that this is going to be as awesome as the blurb says it’ll be. I am definitely loving that cover though. ❤


♡ Title: Roomies

♡ Author: Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

♡ Release Date: December 24, 2013

♡ Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

♡ Synopsis: It’s time to meet your new roomie.

When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl’s summer — and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room.

As the countdown to college begins, life at home becomes increasingly complex. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives . . . and each other. Even though they’ve never met.

National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr and acclaimed author Tara Altebrando join forces for a novel about growing up, leaving home, and getting that one fateful e-mail that assigns your college roommate.

♡ Why?: Because it sounds like fun and it might wash the memory of my not-so-great roommates (one much worse than the other) from my brain. I could use that right about now. Actually, I could have used it when I moved out, but it’s better late than never!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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