Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (44)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I'm waiting on:

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
Publication date: May 24, 2011

Description from Goodreads:

She thought there was something wrong with her. She was right. Finley Jayne has known for quite some time that she isn’t ‘normal,’ but when she beats up the son of her employer and is forced to flee, she stumbles into a world where there are bigger freaks than her. They take her in, treat her like family and demand her trust. How can Finley trust them when she can’t trust herself? And why is she drawn to the powerful Griffin as well as the dangerous Jack? She has to get herself under control before she gets into trouble she can’t get out of. Griffin King is one of the most powerful men in Britain but he couldn’t save his best friend from almost dying. He is determined to save Finley and help her become the person he knows she can be, but there’s evil afoot in London. Machines have attacked humans under the orders of a nefarious criminal called The Machinist. He has sworn to protect his country against such a threat, but he’s never faced any foe like this. However, when he discovers The Machinist’s connection to his past, Griffin vows to end the villain once and for all — but he’ll need the help of all his friends, including the beautiful Finley Jayne – the girl in the steel corset.

I love this cover! I am interested in reading more steampunk and this one sounds fantastic.

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
Publication date: May 11, 2011

Description from Goodreads:

When Eva’s filmstar sister Katrina dies, she leaves California and returns to Trelowarth, Cornwall , where they spent their childhood summers, to scatter Katrina’s ashes and in doing so return her to the place where she belongs. But Eva must also confront the ghosts from her own past, as well as those from a time long before her own. For the house where she so often stayed as a child is home not only to her old friends the Halletts, but also to the people who had lived there in the eighteenth century. When Eva finally accepts that she is able to slip between centuries and see and talk to the inhabitants from hundreds of years ago, she soon finds herself falling for Daniel Butler, a man who lived – and died – long before she herself was born. Eva begins to question her place in the present, and in laying her sister to rest, comes to realise that she too must decide where she really belongs, choosing between the life she knows and the past she feels so drawn towards.

I loved The Winter Sea and I'm eager to read Susanna Kearsley's other books. I have a feeling I will love this one too.


  1. The Girl in the Steel Corset sounds fantastic. Definitely going on my wishlist.
    And how great it the name Finley Jayne.

  2. I've been seeing the Steel Corset book around a lot lately- I am liking the whole steam punk aspect. Your second pick also looks fabulous. I am dying to read other books as well. Great picks, Christina!

  3. Love, love the cover of the first book. I really want to read that one!

  4. I love the cover for The Girl in the Steel Corset! The book sounds really interesting. Can't wait to read it!

  5. The Girl in the Steel Corset was one of my WoW picks the other week! I'm not sure yet if steampunk is my thing but the cover is gorgeous :D

  6. I've never heard of Susanne Kearsley. Her book sounds very interesting.

  7. I too had never heard of Susanne Kearsley. Not just the book but I just love the cover. I will be looking out for her books.


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