Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (230)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on The Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston (10/3/17):

Description on Goodreads:
Set in a near-future world where the British Empire never fell and the United States never rose, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a novel of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.

Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history two centuries earlier. The imperial practice of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage like her mother before her, but before she does her duty, she'll have one summer incognito in a far corner of empire. In Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire's greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir apparent to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties, and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an unusual bond and maybe a one in a million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process —just like the first Queen Victoria.
Why I’m Waiting:
First off, what a gorgeous cover! Second, this story sounds super amazing. I don’t think I’ve read anything quite like it. Also, it has so many things I tend to love in stories: princesses, Victoria I, friendship, pirates, balls, politically charged tea parties, and romance. I can’t wait to read this one.
What are you waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I am crazy about this cover!! And I also like that the premise is something new to me, but also with some of my favourite familiar elements.