Happy Wednesday, Reading Nook Readers!
This week, my WoW pick is Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell.
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 4th 2015 by Clarion Books
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 I'm waiting:
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About the author:
Betsy Cornwell wrote her first novel, TIDES, as a student at Smith College. After graduating from Smith and getting an MFA from Notre Dame, she moved to Ireland to live with the fairies.
Her second novel, MECHANICA, a steampunk retelling of Cinderella, is coming in August 2015. A companion novel to TIDES, currently called COMPASS, is slated for early 2016.
Betsy is also the story editor for Parabola Magazine, and in her free tim she wanders around Ireland looking for rose hips and hazelnuts, and also keeps dairy goats.