Saturday, 4 June 2011

On My Wishlist #41

This is a meme from Book Chick City. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I can keep track! This week I'm feeling in the mood for some steampunk...
Phoenix Rising - Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
Publisher: US -  Eos
These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences—the Crown’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling—will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her bulletproof corset and a disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest . . . and she’s prepared to drag her timorous new partner, Wellington Books, along with her into the perilous fray.
For a malevolent brotherhood is operating in the deepening London shadows, intent upon the enslavement of all Britons. And Books and Braun—he with his encyclopedic brain and she with her remarkable devices—must get to the twisted roots of a most nefarious plot . . . or see England fall to the Phoenix!
I had this in my hand in the bookstore a couple of weeks ago and for some silly reason I put it back. I went back last week to buy and I couldn't find it anywhere! Moral of the story - buy the book when you see it. Looks like a fun story and I've heard good reviews.
Heartless - Gail Carriger
Publisher: UK - Orbit
Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble in the air is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines - and Alexia barely has time to remember she just happens to be eight months pregnant. Will Alexia be able to figure out who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it's too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And do they really have to take up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet?
I love Alexia's adventures and the Victorian setting complete with vampires and werewolves in British society so I can't wait to get my hands on the latest book in this awesome series!
The Affinity Bridge - George Mann
Publisher: UK - Snowbooks
Welcome to the bizarre and dangerous world of Victorian London, a city teetering on the edge of revolution. Its people are ushering in a new era of technology, dazzled each day by new inventions. Airships soar in the skies over the city, whilst ground trains rumble through the streets and clockwork automatons are programmed to carry out menial tasks in the offices of lawyers, policemen and journalists. But beneath this shiny veneer of progress lurks a sinister side. For this is also a world where lycanthropy is a rampant disease that plagues the dirty whorehouses of Whitechapel, where poltergeist infestations create havoc in old country seats, where cadavers can rise from the dead and where nobody ever goes near the Natural History Museum.
 Another yummy looking mix of Victorian and supernatural with the emphasis on mystery. Now when's the next dirigible home...?
So what are you wishing for this week? :)


  1. I have a copy of Phoenix Rising to R&R and I'm really looking forward to the next Alexia novels too!

  2. The Affinity Bridge looks like a great additin to the steampunk for the school library. I will be adding that to my library list. Thanks for the intro :D

  3. I love the sound of all these books! Especially Phoenix Rising & The Affinity Bridges *sighs* looks like my wishlist has just got a little longer!

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    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

  4. Everytime I look at someone's wishlist. My own personal wish list gets longer. Nice site. Come visit me some time.

  5. I've got a steampunk on my wishlist this week too!

    My wishlist

  6. I like the cover on Affinity Bridge

  7. Holy Steampunk! ;)

    Oh I have the Phoenix on my tbr. I hope to get to it very soon. I also agree with the rest. Yes, you can hand them to me now. :D

  8. Who can resist steampunk? Not me, that's for sure. Great wishlist!! Stopping by to say hello for On My Wishlist. Have a lovely Saturday!