Waiting on Wednesday (20): The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

From Goodreads:
A spine-tingling tale of steampunk and spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance!
When Katharine Tulman's inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London.
Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply. And her choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a secretive student, and fears for her own sanity.
As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle's world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this heart-racing adventure will captivate readers with its intrigue, thrills, and romance.
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2012
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I'm a big fan of steampunk but don't indulge in it nearly as often as I should. I mean, I love history and sci-fi, so why not mash the two together to get a whole new awesome subgenre? The darker elements of this story, what I garner from the description, have me interested, and who doesn't love an eccentric genius? (I'm a fan of Nikola Tesla myself.)


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  1. I love that cover so much, and I'm very excited for this book. Hooray for it almost being September (OMG WHERE DID AUGUST GO?)

    great pick! :)

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  2. AGREED!! I desperately want to get my hands on this one! It sounds VERY perfect for me! Great pick! Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  3. Yes, i am very much looking forward to this one as well, great choice!

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  4. I love a good steampunk story. I'll have to check this one out :)

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Wit and Sin

  5. Hey there, fellow Tesla fan! And I haven't read a Steampunk book in a long while, so I'm really excited for this one. And I like that cover. Great pick :)

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  6. I never heard of this and I'm glad I did! I have another steampunk book to add to my shelves! Thanks.

  7. I'm not the biggest fan of steampunk out there but this one sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy reading the book when it comes out.
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  8. Oooh, this sounds really interesting! I haven't heard of it before. I haven't read any great steampunk books, but I'll have to give this a go!

    Books of Amber

  9. hope you get it soon . it sounds fun

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  10. Steampunk books are either hit or miss for me, so I'm not sure what I think about this. But thanks for sharing!

    ~Mandi Kaye | My WoW

  11. The cover is great ^^ and I haven't read much steampunk, but this one will be a wonderful addition :D

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  12. nice cover and pick,enjoy!


  13. I love that cover and steampunk, this looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing. Here's my WoW

  14. Great pick! I saw this on amazon and forgot about it thank you for reminding me.

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  15. I love the cover! I love books that have clockwork pieces on the cover. The book sounds interesting too!

    Here's my pick this week!


  16. Totally loving this cover. This book sounds very promising! Fantastic pick! Thanks for sharing :)

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
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