“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine.
by Betsy Cornwell
Expected Publication: Aug. 4, 2015
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.
A steampunk Cinderella with initiative and innovation, who is bent on making sure she creates her own HEA? Yes, please.
This has some definitely potential. I love fairytale retellings/reimaginings. And a Cinderella who doesn’t want the fairytale ending? That sounds all kinds of awesome.
So… what are you looking forward to this Wednesday?