Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #47

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine, that highlights upcoming releases we're anticipating.

Author: Mackenzi Lee
Title: This Monstrous Thing
Series: None
Genre: YA, Horror, Science Fiction, Retelling, Historical
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Summary 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 Waiting:

I don't read much horror but a Frankenstein retelling? There's no way I can turn that down. And just look at that creeptastically wonderful cover! I want it nowww.

What are you waiting for this week? Tell me in the comments below!                  
Mackenzi Lee
Mackenzi Lee is reader, writer, bookseller, unapologetic fangirl, fast talker, and perpetually-anxious badass. She holds an MFA from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults, and her short fiction has appeared in Inaccurate Realities, The Friend, and The Newport Review. Her young adult historical fantasy novel, THIS MONSTROUS THING, which won the PEN-New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award, as well as an Emerging Artist Grant from the St. Botolph Club Foundation, will be published fall of 2015 by Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins. She loves Diet Coke, sweater weather, and historical fiction. On a perfect day, she can be found enjoying all three. She currently calls Boston home.


  1. I want to read this as well. Especially since that cover's so gorgeous. I hope you get to read, and enjoy, it soon. Great pick, and thanks for sharing. :)
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  2. I'll definitely be checking this one out too! Gotta read a Frankenstein retelling! ;-) Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This sounds awesome. I love retellings. Good choice!

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    Michelle Pickett :)

    1. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I love your banner!

      Michelle :)

  4. This one sounds good! I'm definitely adding it to my TBR.


  5. I am digging that cover too! Although I'm not really into this type of sci-fi books. I hope you'll enjoy reading this one. Thanks for stopping by my WoW :)

  6. Awesome pick! This is a popular one and from the blurb and haunting cover I can see why. Hope you get to read it soon :)

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by my WOW earlier! I haven't read any Frankenstein retellings so I might have to check this one out!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  8. Oh interesting. I've never been one for steampunk and gears, but I really appreciate an author who's ready to tackle Frankenstein!

  9. That sounds awesome! Perfect read for October! Thanks for visiting Bookworm Book Reviews! Happy reading!

  10. I feel the same as you - I usually stay far, far away from horror, but I had to read Frankenstein for a literature class and enjoyed it A LOT more than I expected! This one seems interesting :-D

  11. Ahhhhhh can't wait for this one! The cover is gorgeous, the book sounds amazing, and Mackenzi is adorkable. It's a win-win.

  12. Im so curious about how this one would turn out. time to order, i guess! great post.