Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy #1)

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

Okay, so technically I'm on vacation, so I will make this WoW pick pretty short and sweet.  In honor of traveling to new lands I have selected The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy #1) by S.E. Grove as this week's selection!  I had not heard of this book until a few days ago, but wow, when I heard what it was all about I got so excited and then of course sad because it's not available yet...the best things, I suppose, are worth waiting for! 

Summary courtesy of Goodreads:

Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World—a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods. Eight years ago, her parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston, and went on an urgent mission. They never returned. Life with her brilliant, absent-minded, adored uncle has taught Sophia to take care of herself.

Then Shadrack is kidnapped. And Sophia, who has rarely been outside of Boston, is the only one who can search for him. Together with Theo, a refugee from the West, she travels over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounters pirates and traders, and relies on a combination of Shadrack’s maps, common sense, and her own slantwise powers of observation. But even as Sophia and Theo try to save Shadrack’s life, they are in danger of losing their own.

The Glass Sentence plunges readers into a time and place they will not want to leave, and introduces them to a heroine and hero they will take to their hearts. It is a remarkable debut.Doesn't this just sound amazing?!  A completely new world to immerse yourself into and lose yourself with these amazing characters.  I personally cannot wait because it sounds like this one is action packed with rapid fire event sequences that are sure to leave readers breathless!  Also, this one appears to have some serious attention to the little details - "a gorgeous package--deckle-edge pages, roomy white space and elegant maps" (according to Shelf Awareness writer, Jennifer Brown).  I, for one, CANNOT wait! Eeeee!

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