Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#50): The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer
Book One of The Inventor's Secret series
Publisher: Philomel
Publication Date: April 22, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

Sixteen-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.



Okay, I absolutely HATED Cremer's Nightshade series. Worst series - werewolves or not.

But I love historical fiction, so I'm willing to give this book a shot :)

34 comments:

  1. I've never read a Steampunk novel before but the description for The Inventor's is intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I enjoyed the Nightshade books except the last one in the trilogy wasn't all that great. But I'm super excited to check out this one :) Great pick!

    Janina
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    1. HA! So I've heard - about the last book. I didn't enjoy the other two, so I didn't bother with the third one. I hope this one is great though!

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  3. I actually liked the Nightshade books, but thinking this new one might not be for me. Might wait for some reviews still. Hope you enjoy this one better!

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    1. That's fantastic! But I'm sorry that this book isn't a good fit for you. Thanks, Jessica!

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  4. Hmmm, Steampunk can be great and this sounds interesting! I'll be keeping an eye on this one!

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  5. Steampunk is so hit and miss on me, but this sounds like it could be good. I hope you get to enjoy soon:)

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    1. I agree - but I liked Kady Cross's series. Thanks!

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  6. Steampunk is really awesome. I love most of the books that I read. I was very fortunate enough to pick this book up during NYC Comic Con. Come check out my WOW as well.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. I'm glad you liked steampunk! And OMG that is terrific! I hope you love it.

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  7. I'm dying to read this one as well. I mean just read that blurb, what is there not to look forward too. Great pick :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

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  8. Ooh, this is the first I've heard of this! Yeah, I wasn't crazy about her Nightshade series either. I didn't hate it, but it definitely wasn't a favorite. I would be willing to give this one a go too. I'll probably wait to see what you think first though. :)

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    1. Always good to give second chances! And aww, that's an honor, Jess <3

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  9. I have this vague feeling that this book had a different cover before haha. Anyway, this book does sound really interesting, I'm always up for historical fiction too. I haven't read of Creamer's stuff yet, but sounds like I'm not missing out on too much, so I'm good with that haha. Great pick, thanks for sharing!

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    1. It did! Why did Penguin change it grrrr, jerks. You're not missing out with the Nightshade series, or Invisibility (so I hear), but this one might be different.

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  10. Looks like an interesting book :D I hope you enjoy it. <3

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  11. I've actually never read a steampunk book before ...wait, does Weather Witch count as steampunk? Anyways, this does sound pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

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    1. I think technically it was supposed to be, but I didn't think so. It didn't strike me as a steampunk novel. But I think this one is an actual one haha. You're very welcome!

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  12. I hardly read any steampunk books but I'm totally reading this when it releases.
    Thanks for sharing <3

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  13. Hahahahaha. I haven't read her Nightshade series, but I think I'll pass. :) This sounds so cool, though, so I hope you love it! The idea of a dependent America could be really great. :)

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    1. Good for you lol - and thank you! I agree, the concept is great.

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  14. I liked Nightshade, Wolfsbane was okay, but one in the world was Bloodrose? I don't know whether I'll be reading this but I hope this one satisfies your need for some historical YA! ^_^

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    1. HA! I keep hearing that about Bloodrose. I feel like so many authors screw us over with the conclusion novels. Anyway, thank you, Sam!

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  15. Great cover and sounds like a grea story, too!

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