Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #42

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

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  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
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God Save the Queen
by Kate Locke
Goodreads synopsis:
Queen Victoria rules with an immortal fist. 
The undead matriarch of a Britain where the Aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground and mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. A world where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath), Hysteria is the popular affliction of the day, and leeches are considered a delicacy. And a world where technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012 and Pax Britannia still reigns.
Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it is her duty to protect the Aristocracy. But when her sister goes missing, Xandra will set out on a path that undermines everything she believed in and uncover a conspiracy that threatens to topple the empire. And she is the key-the prize in a very dangerous struggle.

This looks so good, although fairly similar to Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series (Steampunk style, but with an urban fantasy twist - the vampires and werewolves), so I'm hoping that it is different to this, and not just a copycat series. I love Gail Carriger though, so if there are more books out there like hers, then I'll be a happy little bookworm!
This also looks like a kind of alternative world to ours - the year it's set in is supposed to be 2012, but Queen Victoria still reigns, so we're still stuck in the Victorian era, but with better technology, I guess! It looks interesting - I just hope it's done well!
This doesn't come out for another week or so, but I'm definitely looking forward to getting my hands on a copy soon!


The Blonde Zombie said...

I've heard some great things about this book, and the cover is lovely. It's out July 5th, it's £4.71 at the moment on pre-order, I'm tempted... but I already have 8 pre orders coming that same week!

Elisa said...

I also interested on this one, because I love stories about paranormal twist with Victorian setting and the cover looks really cool!
I hope you'll gey it soon and the story would live up your expectation :)

Jess Hearts Books! said...

I got a copy of this for review yesterday and it looks so good! Hadn't heard of it before it arrived but now I'm really looking forward to reading it!

Vivienne said...

I am intrigued by this one too. Especially as Casey from Darkreaders has it!

Shelver 506 said...

We just got this into the store last week, and it looks pretty good.

Braine said...

I haven't read Parasol Protectorate but I just finished GSTQ and it's very good!

Talk Supe WoW

Ellie Warren said...

I love the cover...I may get this once I've finished with the Parasol Protectorate series.

Captain Biscuits said...

I really want this too! It looks fab :D

Here is our Wishlist Wednesday

Angie said...

Okay, this one sounds amazing! It'll also finish off my Female Character A-Z Challenge, since I'm only missing the X! :D

primrose said...

I love the Parasol Protectorate series too. I'm also looking for some good steampunk book. This looks good!

Michelle Chew said...

I haven't heard of this book before! It looks really interesting. Thanks for bring this to my attention. :)

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