Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (1)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

Summary from GoodReads
In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.
Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.

Why am I looking forward to it? Admittedly it was the cover that drew me in; however, the after reading the synopsis I'm dancing the "Want it now!" dance. Lovecraft? Yes please! Female main character? I wouldn't have it any other way! No, really, I have serious issues with trying to read books with a male main character and when it's a first person male point of view? Er, then it really does depend on how absolutely excellent the book is. Often times, I don't finish. But that's besides the point! If you'd like to read the first two chapters of The Iron Thorn, you can find it on Random Buzzers as a pdf (< clicky, clicky) file. 

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge comes out on Febrary 22, 2011 from Delacorte Press. 

So, what are you waiting on? :)


  1. I'd never heard of The Iron Thorn before now, and now I'm so glad you featured it-- it sounds amazing! The cover is beautiful and the Lovecraft reference (City of Lovecraft...HP Lovecraft, right?) is awesome. I'll be waiting with you. :)

    My WOW's at http://amyriadofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/11/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html
    if you want to check it out.

  2. @Kat;
    I'm glad to have helped point out The Iron Thorn to you! :D And yup, I do believe that's the reference--although heaven knows that I need to reintroduce myself to HP Lovecraft lore before The Iron Thorn comes out (it's been a while D:).

  3. Got this one on my wish list too. It looks fantastic. Great pick!

  4. Sounds like a book worth a WOW post! It's also released one day before my birthday, great:)
    Here is my WoW

    And don't forget to check out my 100 follower giveaway to win a copy of Perfect Chemistry. Open internationally, ends Nov 30th. Just click...here !

  5. WOW That cover is killer. I was immensely drawn in the second I saw it and the synopsis just sealed the deal. Sounds fantastic. I have to say, I will be reading up on HP Lovecraft just in case they do make references in the novel, because I definitely plan on getting it. Thank ya.

    My WOW is a little different.

    Jessica @ Laugh Love Write

  6. Welcome to WoW...so glad you're participating! Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Fabulous choice, I'm really excited for this book as well! And thanks for the link to the first two chapters, I'm off to read them now:)

  8. Hope you enjoy this when it comes out!

  9. I'm waiting for this one, too! It's on my list for the DAC. I love everything about it. Great choice! Happy Thanksgiving :) Here's my WoW.


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