Waiting on Wednesday (43): That Inevitable Victorian Thing

September 13, 2017 waiting on wednesday 2

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme originally created by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming books we’re eagerly waiting for.

This Week:

Waiting on Wednesday (43): That Inevitable Victorian ThingThat Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 3rd 2017
Pages: 320
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Set in a near-future world where the British Empire was preserved, not by the cost of blood and theft but by effort of repatriation and promises kept, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a novel of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.
Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history two centuries earlier. The imperial practice of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage like her mother before her, but before she does her duty, she'll have one summer incognito in a far corner of empire. In Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire's greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir apparent to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties, and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an unusual bond and maybe a one in a million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process —just like the first Queen Victoria.

Why I’m Waiting:

You all know I’m a sucker for a gorgeous cover and the cover for That Inevitable Victorian Thing is GORGEOUS. I love that this looks at the world as if the powerful British empire was still around and there’s a genetically arranged marriage situation. That kind of sounds like a disaster waiting to happen if you ask me. I don’t know guys, this just sounds really interesting, don’t you think?!

What are you waiting on this week?


2 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (43): That Inevitable Victorian Thing”

  1. Anna

    I’ve seen this cover floating around on various blogs and I have to agree it is such a gorgeous cover! I’m looking forward to reading it when it’s released 🙂

  2. Greg

    I agree with you about the disaster waiting to happen- as soon as I read genetically arranged marriage I was like uh-uh, bad news lol! I do like the alt history take, and even the title- that Inevitable Victorian Thing- is kinda cool.

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