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Title: The Unnaturalists
Author: Tiffany Trent
ETA: August 14, 2012
Summary from Goodreads: In an alternate London where magical creatures are preserved in a museum, two teens find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deception, and danger.
Vespa Nyx wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life cataloging Unnatural creatures in her father’s museum, but as she gets older, the requirement to become a lady and find a husband is looming large. Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured to be refinery slaves, he finds that his fate may be bound up with Vespa’s—and with the Unnaturals.
As the danger grows, Vespa and Syrus find themselves in a tightening web of deception and intrigue. At stake may be the fate of New London—and the world.
Why I’m Waiting: When Tamora Pierce tells you to read a book because it’s amazing, you don’t exactly brush that aside. She mentioned this one, along with Seraphina and Cinder in one of her lectures, and I instantly added it to the to-read pile. This also looks SO AMAZINGLY COOL, I would have read it even if she didn’t think it was amazing. I mean, steampunk and a female heroine Tamora Pierce approves of? YES PLEASE!
18 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #18”
Ooh this looks great! I think I saw it somewhere else and was instantly interested!
I just read about this somewhere, and I love the sound of it. Thanks!
Here’s my WOW.
This sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my WoW.
It looks interesting, has a steampunk vibe in my opinion but, I personally haven’t had good luck with steampunk, just haven’t loved anything I read with that aspect.
Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven
i’m not a fan of steampunk books but they always have the best covers and this one is no exception. hope you get to read it soon and it’s all you hope it’ll be.
We’ve had this on our blog twice for Waiting on Wednesday. Super excited. Sidenote: I see you’re reading Raven’s Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, I just finished it and loved it. Please check out my WoW!
We also have a giveaway for Prodigy by Marie Lu that ends tonight.
Anna @ Wandering Librarians
Looks like an awesome book. Great pick. I think I’ll be waiting on this one too! 🙂
You had me at alternate London. This looks really good. Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my post 🙂
I LOVE this cover. I just got an ARC of it and I’m really excited for it! Steampunk is a genre I still have to venture into 🙂
Stop by my WoW
I had this as my WOW a few weeks ago!
If you like alternate London, you should read “Tarnished” it was great!
Steampunk, mystery, murder, opium…can you tell I liked it!
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I want this book too!! Great pick!
Thanks for sharing,
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Oh i want to read this one! I got recommened this book by an author but I dont remeber who. I think it was Y.S. Lee.
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You had me sold after seeing the cover, and then when I read the synopsis I really wanted to read it, and then when you said Pierce recommended it…that cinched it. This is going on my to-read list right now.
~Danica Page @Taking it One Page at a Time
Wow this book looks terrific!!! Thanks for stopping by. New follower on twitter.
Ensconced in YA
Great pick, Gretchen!! OMG I love Tamora Pierce!! And she recommended this?? O.o MUST HAVE. I read Cinder recently, and it was soo good! I have an inkling that I’m really going to love this. Absolutely amazing choice, sweetie!!! <333 Happy Wednesday! xx
This title has been on my TBR list for a while! Looks and sounds gorgeous 🙂
Vanya D. @ YA Story Teller
Love the cover and the blurb sounds really interesting!
If Tamora Pierce recommended it, I’m definitely in!