Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it’s always one of my favorite blog events to participate in! This week I’m waiting on:
Her Sky Cowboy by Beth Ciotta. Release date: November 6th 2012 (Signet). OK, I am so in love with the idea of a Steampunk Western…which this book seems to be. I mean, look at this cover! It’s fantastic! Publishers Weekly gave Her Sky Cowboy a starred review, and I always trust PW when it comes to reviews. Here the description from Goodreads:
Amelia Darcy has no interest in marrying well. Her heart belongs to the sky and the dirigibles of brass and steel that swoop over Victorian England. But when her father, an eccentric inventor, dies, the Darcy siblings are left with scrap metal—and not a penny to their names. Their only hope to save the family name and fortune is to embark on a contest to discover an invention of historical importance in honor of Queen Victoria. Armed with only her father’s stories of a forgotten da Vinci workshop, a mechanically enhanced falcon, and an Italian cook, Amelia takes flight for Florence, Italy. But her quest is altered when her kitecycle crashes into the air ship of ex–Air Marshal—and scandalous dime novel hero—Tucker Gentry. Challenged by political unrest, a devious sky pirate, and their own sizzling attraction, Amelia and Tuck are dragged into an international conspiracy that could change the course of history…again.
I particularly love the strange steampunk gun the guy is holding. What are you waiting on this week?