"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? :)