Saturday, 16 June 2012

On My Wishlist #91

This is a meme from Cosy Books. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I can keep track! It's been a while since read any steampunk so I thought I'd have a look at what's out there...

God Save The Queen - Kate Locke
Publisher: UK - Orbit (July 2012)
Queen Victoria rules with an immortal fist.
The undead matriarch of a Britain where the Aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground and mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. A world where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath), Hysteria is the popular affliction of the day, and leeches are considered a delicacy. And a world where technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012 and Pax Britannia still reigns.
Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it is her duty to protect the Aristocracy. But when her sister goes missing, Xandra will set out on a path that undermines everything she believed in and uncover a conspiracy that threatens to topple the empire. And she is the key-the prize in a very dangerous struggle.

With the recent Jubilee celebrations in the UK, this sounds like such a great idea! I love the cool pose on the front as well.

Riveted - Meljean Brook
Publisher: UK - Berkley (August 2012)
A century after a devastating volcanic eruption forced Iceland’s inhabitants to abandon its shores, the island has become enshrouded in legend. But the truth behind the legends is mechanical, not magical—and the mystery of the island a matter of life and death for a community of women who once spilled noble blood to secure their freedom.
Five years ago, Annika unwittingly endangered that secret, but her sister K√§lla took the blame and was exiled. Now Annika serves on an airship, searching for her sister and longing to return home. But that home is threatened when scientific expedition leader David Kentewess comes aboard, looking to expose Annika’s secrets. Then disaster strikes, leaving David and Annika stranded on a glacier and pursued by a madman, with their very survival depending on keeping the heat rising between them—and generating lots of steam
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I'm a recent convert to Meljean Brook's writing so I can't wait for this to come out. 

The Doomsday Vault - Steven Harper
Publisher: Roc
In a clockwork Britannia, Alice's prospects are slim. At 21, her age and her unladylike interest in automatons have sealed her fate as an undesirable marriage prospect. But a devastating plague sends Alice off in a direction beyond the pale--towards a clandestine organization, mad inventors, life-altering secrets, and into the arms of an intrepid fiddle-playing airship pilot.

I've read a couple of glowing reviews about this book and I have to confess I'm extremely curious about the story!

What are you wishing for?

5 comments:

  1. Oh I would love to read God Save The Queen, mainly because I love the cover lol.

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  2. I'm dying to read God Save the Queen, Mel! Nice selection of steampunk here. Also look for Tarnished by Karina Cooper, I've read it from Edelweiss, and it was awesome :)

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  3. Great picks Mel :) And the three covers are really cute and I'll definitely be checking the three out <3 Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo, Mariam
    What's On My Wishlist

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  4. I love the covers on all steampunk books- the outfits, the cogs, the dirigibles floating in the background...
    I recently bought The Iron Duke, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. Heard so many good things about it though.
    I love your wishlists- I always find so many great looking new books to pine after!

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  5. Ohhh Riveted! And God saves the queen sounds fun too

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