December 19, 2012

Waiting on Weather Witch by Shannon Delany

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights any upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

 Publication date: June 25, 2013 
In a vastly different and darker Philadelphia of 1844, steam power has been repressed, war threatens from deep, dark waters, and one young lady of high social standing is expecting a surprise at her seventeenth birthday party–but certainly not the one she gets!

Jordan Astraea, who has lived out all of her life in Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, is preparing to celebrate her birthday with friends, family and all the extravagance they might muster. The young man who is most often her dashing companion, Rowen Burchette, has told her a surprise awaits her and her best friend, Catrina Hollindale, wouldn’t miss this night for all the world!

But storm clouds are gathering and threatening to do far more than dampen her party plans because someone in the Astraea household has committed the greatest of social sins by Harboring a Weather Witch. (Goodreads)
Steampunk Philadelphia? I haven't read too many steampunk books yet, nor many that have chosen a historical Philadelphia as their setting. The idea of a high-society historical Philadelphia meshed with paranormal and steampunk elements sounds interesting to me! I love the cover and I'm very intrigued as to what a weather witch is, and what the implications of harboring one entail.

What are you waiting on?
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Amanda

Amanda loves few things better than sitting down with a cup of tea and a book. She frequently stays up far too late, telling herself she just needs to finish one more page. When she's not wrapped up in the stories of others, Amanda works as a children's librarian in a public library.

8 comments:

  1. Oooh! This one does sound fun. I'll have to add it to my list! I grew up outside of Phily and I love that this one is set there. Plus steampunk is always great.

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    1. Yeah, I grew up not too far away from Philly myself. And I like steampunk, but when it's done right. There are lots of pseudo-steampunk books out there, but I have hopes that this will be very good!

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  2. I've seen this one around but I'm unsure. I might have to wait to hear your thoughts. The premise is intriguing but it could be just another sub-par (your word again because I like it) book. That author sounds familiar though. :)

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    1. haha a lot of books I'm "waiting on" might not actually be read for a while, to ensure good advance reviews and that I know I'll actually like them. We'll see.

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  3. I enjoyed Shannon Delany's other series, so I'll definitely be checking this on out. Steampunk always sounds so fun. Great choice =)
    My WoW

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    1. I wasn't aware that Shannon Delany had other published books. I'll have to look into them. It's always encouraging to hear that people have liked an author's previous works!

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  4. Interesting choice. I like the sound of this book. The cover is nice. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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    1. Thanks! Me too. And I definitely will!

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