6 August 2011

ON MY WISHLIST: LADY OF DEVICES

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where you can list all the books you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

My choice this week is steampunk Lady of Devices. I saw this book a few weeks back on Books and Things blog. You can find Melissa's review of Lady of Devices here. I checked on Amazon, and it is currently only available to download, so I may have to wait until I've saved enough up for a Kindle before I can read this one.

Lady of Devices: A steampunk adventure novel (Volume 1) by Shelley Adina
Published May 2011 by independent publisher CreateSpace

London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin’s son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world.

At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire’s talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It’s not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices . . . 

When she meets Andrew Malvern, a member of the Royal Society of Engineers, she realizes her talents may encompass more than the invention of explosive devices. They may help her realize her dreams and his . . . if they can both stay alive long enough to see that sometimes the closest friendships can trigger the greatest betrayals . . .

6 comments:

Amy said...

Sounds like an interesting read :) and I always love some good steampunk!

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BLHmistress said...

I haven't read steampunk but I have been wanting too.

On My Wishlist

Hannah said...

Ooh I saw Lady of Devices and wanted to read it but don't have a Kindle either so it was semi-forgotten about.

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pussreboots said...

Lady of Devices sounds good. This week I'm revisiting authors I enjoyed when I first started blogging about books. Please come see which book I'm featuring from my wishlist.

Peggy said...

This looks like it is going to be a good read!

New follower! If you can, please check out my wishlist at: Pawing Through Books

Shelley Adina said...

Thanks for featuring Lady of Devices, Hannah! It's one of the most fun projects I've ever worked on--I think because the possibilities in steampunk are nearly endless.

The print edition is available on the US Amazon site ( http://www.amazon.com/Lady-Devices-steampunk-adventure-novel/dp/1463549997/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1312820190&sr=1-4 ) and it looks like a couple of paperbacks are available used on Amazon UK.

I hope to have the sequel, Her Own Devices, available after Christmas, and have a third book planned as well.

Best,
Shelley