Waiting on Wednesday: The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

 

The Unnaturalists
Tiffany Trent

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Releases on August 14, 2012
320 pages

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In an alternate London where magical creatures are preserved in a museum, two teens find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deception, and danger.

Vespa Nyx wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life cataloging Unnatural creatures in her father’s museum, but as she gets older, the requirement to become a lady and find a husband is looming large. Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured to be refinery slaves, he finds that his fate may be bound up with Vespa’s—and with the Unnaturals.

As the danger grows, Vespa and Syrus find themselves in a tightening web of deception and intrigue. At stake may be the fate of New London—and the world.

First of all, see that cover?  That looks like steampunk.  You know what I like?  Steampunk.  Add in strange creatures, mystery and social politics, and I am so there.  I'm hoping this is one of the books that Simon & Schuster are supporting during Comic Con in July because it sounds like the perfect reading-in-line-tell-everyone-about-it book.