Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Falling Machine

Waiting on Wednesday is hosting by Jill at Breaking the Spine



Book: The Falling Machine (Society of Steam #1) by Andrew Mayer
Release Date: May 25th, 2011
Genre: Steampunk
Publisher: PYR
Description: 
In 1880 women aren’t allowed to vote, much less dress up in a costume and fight crime. But nineteen year-old socialite Sarah Stanton still dreams of becoming a hero. Her opportunity arrives in tragedy when Dennis Darby, the leader of the Society of Paragons—New York’s greatest team of gentlemen adventurers—is murdered right before her eyes. To uncover the truth behind the assassination, Sarah joins forces with Darby's greatest creation; the amazing mechanical man known as The Automaton. Together they begin to unmask a conspiracy at the heart of the Paragons that reveals the world of heroes and high-society is built on a crumbling foundation of greed and lies. But it is only when Sarah comes face to face with the megalomaniacal villain behind the murder that she will discover if she has the courage to sacrifice her life of privilege and truly become the hero she has always wanted to be.

So where are all of my steampunkers? I am a recent addition to the world of steampunk, but I am gladly jumping on the train. The Falling Machine sounds like a lot of fun; Sarah seems like a spunky heroine with a great deal of heart. For those of you who haven't officially purchased a ticket for the steampunk train, does this sound like something you might be willing to try?

15 comments:

June G said...

I've only read one steampunc novel--The boneshaker by Kate Milford and it was quite good. The cover of this one, caught my eye right away. A fresh pick!

Lori said...

I hope that when you get it, it will be everything you hope it to be. Wanna see what I am Waiting on Wednesday for? Check it out.

Chelsey @ Starry Sky Books said...

Steampunk definitely seems to be the new trend right now. I'm up for a ride on this train! Your choice this week sounds amazing, can't wait to read it!

Here's mine!

girlsinthestacks.com said...

My first foray into steampunk was a dissapointment, but this one seems like one that I might actually read.

Jan von Harz said...

I love the steampunk genre and this one sounds awesome. I am definitely putting this one my wish list. Thanks for pointing this one out to me.

Majanka said...

I'm totally in love with this cover! And I'm a big fan of steampunk, so this one is going on my wishlist.

Take a look at my WoW.

Sally said...

I love steampunk. Never heard of this one before and it's going on my wishlist.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-12.html

Mia said...

Wow! Awesome pick! This one sounds really exciting! I'll add it on my TBR list ;)

Check out my picks for my WoW this week

redhead said...

I managed to score an ARC of this, and it looks great! Falling Machine is getting a lot of positive buzz, and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Steampunk is so trendy right now I'm waiting for it to get it's own bay at Barnes & Noble!

Arianna said...

Yes! This sounds great! I love steampunk, this is is definitely going on my to read list. Thanks for the suggestion!

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

I've not heard of this one before, but it sounds awesome!! Going to hadd it to my list. :)

Celesta said...

I too am waiting for this one! LOVE steampunk. My pick this week has to do with it as well ^__^

My WOW

Tribute Books Mama said...

Great cover, never read, stop and see mine.

Renee said...

This is the first time I've heard of steampunk. I'll have to check it out. Sounds pretty interesting. Have a great week!

Mad Scientist said...

Ah, a dear steampunk reader! You are most wonderful in this! I'm currently reading this one as and so far is is well and wonderful, you shall enjoy it.

Right now I am waiting on Chronicles of Nick: Invincible. Not so much the book but the time to read it. In my mind I was telling myself to hurry up and finish the book I am currently reading. I had to yell at myself because the book that is being read deserves my attention as well.

Please do stop by for a crumpet, find out about a new MeMe & to check out my newest giveaway :)

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