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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday (34): The Peculiar


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

This week I'm excitedly waiting on....

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK meets JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL in this gothic steampunk page-turner for readers of all ages.
Bartholomew Kettle won't live long. Changelings never do. The child of a human mother and a faery father, Bartholomew is a secret, despised by both his races. If the English don't hang him for witchcraft, the faerys will do something worse. So his mother keeps him locked away, hidden from the world in the faery slums of Bath.
But one day Bartholomew witnesses a mysterious lady kidnap another changeling through a shadowy portal, and he realizes the danger is closer than ever before. Changelings are surfacing in the rivers, their bodies empty of blood and bone and their skin covered in red markings. A powerful figure sits in the shadows, pushing the pieces in place for some terrible victory. When a sinister faery in a top-hat begins to stalk Bartholomew's steps, he knows it's his turn. Something is coming for him. Something needs him. But when you're a changeling there's no where to run..
The Peculiar
Stefan Bachman
9/18/12
Greenwillow Books
The Peculiar

I'm very excited for this book; it sounds like a really thrilling and original read! I just love the idea of a middle grade steampunk, especially one that involves faerys. Plus, how awesometastic is that cover?!

What are you waiting on this week?!
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10 comments:

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Sounds cute! A gothic steampunk with a child of a human and faery. I love books like that.
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Book me! said...

Faeries, steampunk, witchcraft and a name like Bartholomew Kettle? How can you possibly go wrong? I'll be on the look out for this one!
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Happy Wednesday!

Annabelle said...

This sounds great!

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starryeyedjen said...

I love the sound of this one! And that cover is sooo interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Here’s my WoW post! Happy Wednesday! :D

Cathy De Los Santos said...

I love that cover, I wish I could have that little bird. Great pick! Here's my wow
and check out my giveaway

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds interesting, enjoy!

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday_13.html

FABR Steph said...

Interesting pick. Thank you for the introduction. I would definitely give this one a try. - FABR Steph

Jennifer said...

Sounds super intriguing especially the whole changeling mixed with the steampunk thing. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday-21-hell-on-wheels.html

Shortskie said...

Ooo this looks really cool! Thanks so much for sharing :D

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Jenn@OwlReadIt said...

This sounds really awesome, now I want to read it! I really love the cover as well, awesome pick!