Waiting On Wednesday: Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

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:

by Betsy Cornwell
Young Adult
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 4th 2015
by Clarion Books


Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have pushed her into a life of dreary servitude. When she discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her sixteenth birthday—and befriends Jules, a tiny magical metal horse—Nicolette starts to imagine a new life for herself. And the timing may be perfect: There’s a technological exposition and a royal ball on the horizon. Determined to invent her own happily-ever-after, Mechanica seeks to wow the prince and eager entrepreneurs alike.

I'm not sure I can resist this one with its fairy tale and steampunk elements and the cover is stunning for sure! I'm hoping for a strong, creative heroine and maybe a twist or two and touch of romance along the way ... Only if the wait was not so long!