Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where you share your most anticipated releases, one book at a time. I’m here today to share with you another book on my never-ending TBR list!
That Inevitable Victorian Thing
Author: E.K. Johnston
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Synopsis: Set in a near-future world where the British Empire never fell and the United States never rose, 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 Excited for This Book:
Okay, I’ll admit I don’t know tons about this book. BUT, it has a gorgeous cover and I heard it features queer character(s) so do I really need any other reasons to be excited about this book??
Is That Inevitable Victorian Thing on your TBR? Are you as excited as I am for the book’s release in October? Let me know down in the comments!