Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#56): The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove


"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 Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove
Book One of the Mapmakers Trilogy
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Publication Date: June 12, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

She has only seen the world through maps. She had no idea they were so dangerous.

Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World—a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods.  Eight years ago, her parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston, and went on an urgent mission. They never returned. Life with her brilliant, absent-minded, adored uncle has taught Sophia to take care of herself.

Then Shadrack is kidnapped. And Sophia, who has rarely been outside of Boston, is the only one who can search for him. Together with Theo, a refugee from the West, she travels over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounters pirates and traders, and relies on a combination of Shadrack’s maps, common sense, and her own slantwise powers of observation. But even as Sophia and Theo try to save Shadrack’s life, they are in danger of losing their own.

The Glass Sentence plunges readers into a time and place they will not want to leave, and introduces them to a heroine and hero they will take to their hearts. It is a remarkable debut.



I love historical fiction! This is definitely a novel for me :D

38 comments:

  1. Nice! This is totally new to me! Hope you love it!

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  2. This sounds soooo cute! I'm not sure what the age group is, but the cover definitely has a middle grade vibe to it. Which means I probably won't read it, since I just don't have time to read MG. But I love the story!!

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    1. It might be! But it sounds great. I don't read a lot of MG books anyway. Might as well get a few in every year!

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  3. This sounds pretty interesting, but I don't read many historical fiction books. My goal is to read at least one this year though :) Great pick!

    Janina
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    1. That's too bad! But that's a good goal ^_^

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  4. This sounds super interesting! Historical fiction and with a lot of adventure thrown in, sounds like I'd have to add it to my TBR list!

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    1. Sounds fun, doesn't it?! Hope you enjoy it if you read it!

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  5. Ohh, I love the cover :D Pretty! Sounds like a great book. I really hope you will love it :)

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  6. This sounds so good! I haven't heard of anything like this! Nice pick :)

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  7. I love historical fiction too! Great pick :)

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  8. Ahh I really want to expand my reading tastes this year, and originally I was really wary around the idea of historical fiction, but I really want to start reading more and start appreciating the genre. This one sounds really great so I may just need to start with this one. Nice pick, Alyssa!

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    1. I sincerely hope you do start reading more historical fiction, Eileen! Thank you.

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  9. Ooh interesting! I love explorer and historical fiction. Sounds like a great adventure, will keep my eyes out for this! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Excellent! It does sound quite, doesn't it? You're welcome!

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  10. Sounds interesting, I like the cover as well. :) I haven't read a historical fiction book in a while so I'm adding this book to my TBR.

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    1. Do it! Historical fiction is super awesome.

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  11. Yay for Historical Fiction. This book has a stunning cover. A cover is what attracts me to a book. Good WOW pick.

    Grace
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  12. YAY I'm so excited for this oneeee! The idea of continents being in different time periods is so interesting, and they're mapmakers! So cool. And WHAT does The Glass Sentence refer to??

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    1. Doesn't it sound cool!? So many mysteries. I hope it's a good one!

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  13. Oh cool! This sounds really neat! I love the idea of adventure and pirates! :D

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  14. Haven't heard of this one, thanks for sharing!
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  15. I haven't heard of this one before, but it certainly sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Ooo, well, now you have! You're welcome.

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  16. I'm not a fan of historical fiction but OMG, this one looks and sounds really good! I'll be on the lookout to see what you think of this one :)

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  17. I've never heard of this one, but the first two lines in the synopsis totally grabbed me! It seems awesome. Great pick :D

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  18. This sounds like a dangerous and exciting adventure and I do love historicals from time to time. Great choice, Alyssa! :)

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    1. It certainly does! And I know what you mean. Thank you, Rachel!

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  19. I haven't read a good historical fiction in a while, but this looks interesting!

    MJ @ MJ Reads

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