Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases.

I can't wait to read...

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

Publication date: September 22nd, 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Goodreads link: (click here)

Description from Goodreads:

In 1818 Geneva, men built with clockwork parts live hidden away from society, cared for only by illegal mechanics called Shadow Boys. Two years ago, Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch’s life shattered to bits.

His brother, Oliver—dead.

His sweetheart, Mary—gone.

His chance to break free of Geneva—lost.

Heart-broken and desperate, Alasdair does the unthinkable: He brings Oliver back from the dead.

But putting back together a broken life is more difficult than mending bones and adding clockwork pieces. Oliver returns more monster than man, and Alasdair’s horror further damages the already troubled relationship.

Then comes the publication of Frankenstein and the city intensifies its search for Shadow Boys, aiming to discover the real life doctor and his monster. Alasdair finds refuge with his idol, the brilliant Dr. Geisler, who may offer him a way to escape the dangerous present and his guilt-ridden past, but at a horrible price only Oliver can pay…

Why I'm excited:

Ok, I know this doesn't come out until September, but when I first took notice of this book, I was immediately excited!

I had to share it! I mean, come on, add the word clockwork to Frankenstein and you've got my attention. Steampunk Frankenstein! Aaah! I just love this whole Shadow Boys idea, too. I'm quite intrigued. This sounds dark, creepy and cool. Why isn't it September yet? 

I really want to read this...

What are you waiting to read?

<3 Michelle


  1. OOoh nice! I think I saw this one somewhere last week! Very intriguing! Will keep an eye out for reviews later on to aid in my decision making! lol!

    Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. It's not what I usually read, but it sounds very interesting! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out!

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  3. This does sound very cool - nice pick!

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  4. brnging people from the dead always ends up bad.
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  5. Love the Young Frankenstein gifs! :-) Sounds like it could be a pretty good story! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier.

  6. YES, ohh I'm so excited about this book! All I needed to see was "Frankenstein" and "steampunk", and I was SOLD! I can't wait to try it :D Hope you love it when you read it, great pick!

    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

  7. I haven't loved the Steampunk books I have read in the past, but I loved Frankenstein, and this sounds AWESOME! I hadn't heard of it, so thanks for sharing! Can't wait to read it!

    Em @ http://theyabookbutterfly.blogspot.com/

  8. I love steampunk! And this one sounds really good. I mean Frankenstein and steampunk? Just YES! :D

    Thanks for stopping by Bookfever earlier! <3

  9. Doesn't sound like my kind of read. I do like the clockwork aspect of it, but I'm not much into Frankenstein. I hope when September comes around, you love it!

  10. I'm so glad I stopped by your blog, I am really excited for this book!! Awesome choice! I'm adding to my list right now:-D

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  11. This looks and sounds good! Putting this on my TBR list immediately!

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  13. I have not heard of this one but it does seem pretty awesome! I may have to add this to my TBR list. :b Thanks for sharing, Michelle! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  14. I hope you like it!
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  15. I always discover new books through your blog Michelle!

  16. First few paragraphs of the synopsis: Hmmm... this sounds like Frankenstein.
    Last paragraph: Oh there you are, Frankie.

    This sounds like an interesting book perfect for those dark, rainy nights.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  17. THIS.THIS.THIS. Didn't really think it would be my thing, but it sounds flipping awesome, haha.

  18. First off: Love the cover! And, of course, it sounds really intriguing! :)
    Great pick!

  19. I have this on my TBR already! Gahh September feels so far away! *cries*

  20. I'm not familiar with this one! I love the cover though. I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous week :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  21. Interesting synopsis, I hope you enjoy it! ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog today ;)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  22. Ooh, I'm intrigued. Definitely going to keep my eye out for this one.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  23. Yes I am super excited for this one too!! I don't want to wait that long haha
    Rachel @ the NerdHerd Reads

  24. Wow. This sounds different. I want to read it now! I kind of love a good Frankenstein retelling. It sounds like a lot of fun. I"m adding it to me TBR!