Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:
The Clockwork Scarab: A Stocker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason.
Author: Colleen Gleason
Publication Date: September 17th 2013
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Two young women of similar age and standing have disappeared: one found dead and the other still missing. The only clue to connect them is a small Egyptian clockwork scarab. Only Miss Stoker and Miss Holmes are well-positioned enough—similar in age and stature as they are to the victims—to investigate. An unlikely pair, the fierce Evaline Stoker and logical Mina Holmes must follow in the footsteps of their infamous families—Miss Holmes has inherited her Uncle Sherlock’s keen investigative skills, while Miss Stoker has accepted her family calling as a hunter of the undead. The partners must find a way to work together, while navigating the advances of a strange yet handsome American, a clever Scotland Yard investigator, and a cunning thief, to solve the mystery of the clockwork scarabs.
Set in steam punk London, steeped in Egyptian mythology
and literary references, with a surprising time travel twist and compelling romantic triangles, Colleen Gleason has crafted a fast-paced and romantic debut young adult novel. Summary and image from Goodreads.
Why do I want this book?
I absolutely loved Colleen Gleason's The Gardella Vampire Chronicles and enjoy her writing style. Her heroines are usually strong willed and passionate, and the heroes are swoon-worthy. I'm so excited for this brand new series to begin. Did I mention that there's a Steampunk setting and referneces to Egyptian mythology. Can it get any better?? Yes...there is a time travel twist and-wait for it...a romantic triangle. As you can see, I'm eagerly waiting on the release of Colleen Gleason's young adult debut The Clockwork Scarab!
What "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" books are you waiting for and excited about?