"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
I read an excerpt of this book on Randombuzzers.com and along with the summary below it looks like it's going to be really quirky and completely fascinating. It's totally up my alley because I love ideas that are way outside the box which this one seems to be. It's also going to be the February Giveaway over at New Books for New Bloggers! (By the way Aoife is pronounced like Eve).
The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
Release Date: February 22, 2011
In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.
Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.