Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (187)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Ticker
Author: Lisa Mantchev
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Publisher: Skyscape (Amazon imprint)

From Goodreads:

A girl with a clockwork heart makes every second count.

When Penny Farthing nearly died, the brilliant surgeon Calvin Warwick managed to implant a brass “Ticker,” transforming her into “the first of the Augmented!” But soon it was discovered that Warwick kidnapped and killed dozens of people striving to perfect another Ticker for Penny. 

The last day of Warwick’s trial, the Farthing factory is bombed, Warwick disappears, and Penny and her brother, Nic, receive a ransom demand for all of their Augmentation notes if they want to see their parents again. Who is trying to stop their work? Or to control it? Or is the motive more sinister?

Determined to solve the mystery and reunite their family, the Farthings recruit their closest friends: fiery baker Violet Nesselrode and gentleman-about-town Sebastian Stirling. Unexpectedly leading the charge is Marcus Kingsley, the young army general who has his own reasons for wanting to lift the veil between this world and the next. Wagers are placed, friends are lost, romance stages an ambush, and time is running out for the girl with the clockwork heart.

I really enjoyed Lisa's previous books about Bertie Shakespeare Smith, they were fun and exciting and full of whimsy. This sounds like the start of something just as exciting. :)


  1. I have seen this one for the first time today and I must say that I'm really intrigued by it. I really hope you'll get to read it soon. Great pick :)

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  2. This looks great! I haven't read anything by this author before, but this will probably be a good place to start! My WoW

  3. This cover is GORGEOUS and it sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I have never seen this book before, but it does look rather interesting.

  5. ooh I love the cover. And it sounds fantastic.

  6. I really like this cover :D

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  7. Oh, this one is new to me! I haven't read any steampunk yet that I've really fallen in love with, but sooner or later I've got to find one that works for me, right? I agree with everyone on that cover...wonderful colour scheme with a nice balance of light/dark with the gold and bluish-green.

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