Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking the Spine to feature upcoming books that we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Title: Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times 
Author: Emma Trevayne
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Date of Release: May 13, 2014 

Goodreads Description: Ten-year-old Jack Foster has stepped through a doorway and into quite a different London. Londinium is a smoky, dark, and dangerous place, home to mischievous metal fairies and fearsome clockwork dragons that breathe scalding steam. The people wear goggles to protect their eyes, brass grill insets in their nostrils to filter air, or mechanical limbs to replace missing ones. Over it all rules the Lady, and the Lady has demanded a new son - a perfect flesh-and-blood child. She has chosen Jack. Jack’s wonder at the magic and steam-powered marvels in Londinium lasts until he learns he is the pawn in a very dangerous game. The consequences are deadly, and his only hope of escape, of returning home, lies with a legendary clockwork bird. The Gearwing grants wishes. Or it did, before it was broken. Before it was killed. But some things don’t stay dead forever. 

Why am I waiting? I'm not going to lie, but a huge reason that I'm attracted to this novel is because of the cover! I also love steampunk, and think the premise of this one sounds very intriguing and mysterious.   

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