Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme originally created by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming books we’re eagerly waiting for.
This Week:That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 3rd 2017
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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?