The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent
Release date: August 14, 2012
In an alternate London where magical creatures are preserved in a museum, two teens find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deception, and danger.
Vespa Nyx wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life cataloging Unnatural creatures in her father’s museum, but as she gets older, the requirement to become a lady and find a husband is looming large. Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured to be refinery slaves, he finds that his fate may be bound up with Vespa’s—and with the Unnaturals.
As the danger grows, Vespa and Syrus find themselves in a tightening web of deception and intrigue. At stake may be the fate of New London—and the world.
It's been forever since I've shared a WoW with you guys, but The Unnaturalists seemed like the perfect book to jump back in with. I still haven't tried the Steampunk genre (so many books to read! it's so hard to find time to fit them in!) but I'm certainly eager to give this one a chance. And do I need to talk about how much I adore this cover? I mean, seriously. Just look at it.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?