Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #23 : Mechanica

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

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Clarion Books

Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have turned her into a servant in her own home. But on her sixteenth birthday, Nicolette discovers a secret workshop in the cellar and begins to dare to imagine a new life for herself. Could the mysterious books and tools hidden there—and the mechanical menagerie, led by a tiny metal horse named Jules—be the key to escaping her dreary existence? With a technological exposition and royal ball on the horizon, the timing might just be perfect for Nicolette to earn her freedom at last.Gorgeous prose and themes of social justice and family shine in this richly imagined Cinderella retelling about an indomitable inventor who finds her prince . . . but realizes she doesn't want a fairy tale happy ending after all.

Why Am I Excited For This Book?

I am loving Fairy Tale Retellings and this is a retelling of Cinderella. And I really love Cinderella. (Though I only really know the Disney movie and some other Cinderella retellings that I have read.)  I am very intrigued by the inventing and the fact that she learned from her mother. I am excited by the secret workshop and how inventing will help her escape. I am really looking forward to reading this interesting retelling. I really am excited! And the cover is gorgeous and awesome. 

What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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