Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:
That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Dutton Books for Young Readers
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From Goodreads:

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. 

First off: that cover. So gorgeous. This books sounds so unique and I feel as though I really have no idea what to expect. It doesn't seem like something that I would normally be drawn to, but at the same time it just sounds amazing? I really don't know, but I do know that I'm really looking forward to it release!

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. I'm definitely looking forward to this one - the cover is gorgeous and the story sounds so interesting. Great pick!

  2. Very excited for this one and that cover is simply amazing!