Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Wells Bequest

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

A wonderful surprise  came my way about a month ago when I discovered this book while looking through the publishers' catalogs on Edelweiss. It's always fun to discover there is going to be a companion to one of your favorite books and you had no idea it was even in the works. YAY!

Synopsis (from Indiebound):
Leo never imagined that time travel might really be possible, or that the objects in H. G. Wells’ science fiction novels might actually exist. And when a miniature time machine appears in Leo’s bedroom, he has no idea who the tiny, beautiful girl is riding it. But in the few moments before it vanishes, returning to wherever—and whenever—it came from, he recognizes the other tiny rider: himself!
His search for the time machine, the girl, and his fate leads him to the New-York Circulating Material Repository, a magical library that lends out objects instead of books. Hidden away in the Repository basement is the Wells Bequest, a secret collection of powerful objects straight out of classic science fiction novels: robots, rockets, submarines, a shrink ray—and one very famous time machine. And when Leo’s adventure of a lifetime suddenly turns deadly, he must attempt a journey to 1895 to warn real-life scientist Nikola Tesla about a dangerous invention. A race for time is on!

Cue the hyperventilating. The cover! HG Wells! Tesla! And it is connected to The Grimm Legacy which I loved. (my thoughts)


Christina said...

I had to click on your link after those key words. Guess who didn't read the summary on the ARC! The same person who's now SUPER excited.

Brandy said...

I may have ignored it too but saw on the cover it was a companion to The Grimm Legacy. This synopsis sounds like it could be even better.

Good to know my Twitter key words sometimes work. :)

Marmaladelibby (aka Ange) said...

THIS SOUNDS AWESOME! *runs off to add it to my TBR list* Awesomesauce! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading.
Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

Anonymous said...

I haven't read the grimm legacy, but this sounds like a good one. Thanks for stopping by!
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Brandy said...

I think it won't matter if you have read The Grimm Legacy or not. The MC in this one is the younger brother of a character in TGL so I think this is definitely a companion and in no way a sequel.