Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl with the Windup Heart

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases.

This week’s book I’m waiting on is… The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross. It’s got no cover yet, but there is this blurb:

In 1897 London, a final showdown is about to begin.

London’s underworld is no place for a young woman, even one who is strong, smart and part-automaton like Mila. But when master criminal Jack Dandy inadvertently breaks her heart, she takes off, determined to find an independent life, one entirely her own. Her search takes her to the spangled shadows of the West End’s most dazzling circus.

Meanwhile, taken captive in the Aether, Griffin King is trapped in an inescapable prison, and at the mercy of his archenemy, The Machinist. If he breaks under the hellish torment, The Machinist will claim his powers and control of the Aether itself, and no one in either world will be safe-especially not Finley Jayne and her misfit band of friends.

Finley plunges headlong into the Aether the only way she knows how, by temporarily dying. But she cannot parry The Machinist’s maneuvers for long. To defeat him for good, Griffin will have to confront his greatest fear and finally come face-to-face with the destructive power he wields.

This book is the last (I think?) in Kady Cross’s Steampunk Chronicles, and I can’t wait! I really love this series, and hopefully The Girl with the Windup Heart won’t disappoint.

The Girl with the Windup Heart is expected to release on May 20th, 2014.

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