Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Ink, Iron, and Glass & Inkmistress

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

This week, the books are all about how writing can create new and magical worlds, and also destroy them!



Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
Publisher: Imprint/Macmillan
Expected Pub. Date: February 20, 2018
Can she write a world gone wrong?

A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother—a noted scriptologist.

But when her home is attacked and her mother kidnapped, Elsa is forced to cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative Victorian Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of pazzerellone—young people with a gift for mechanics, alchemy, or scriptology—and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep.

In this thrilling debut, worlds collide as Elsa unveils a deep political conspiracy seeking to unlock the most dangerous weapon ever created—and only she can stop it.

Alternative Victorian Italy, a girl who can write new worlds into existence... and my mind went straight to this: 


Any book that makes my mind go to a beloved Broadway song is automatically added to my TBR. Plus the concept sounds really cool, and that cover was meant to be on this blog haha. 


Gwendolyn Clare's debut novel—INK, IRON, AND GLASS—is the first in a steampunk duology about a young mad scientist with the ability to write new worlds into existence, forthcoming from Imprint in 2018. Her short stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Asimov's, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among others, and her poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling Award. She holds a BA in Ecology, a BS in Geophysics, a PhD in Mycology, and swears she's done collecting acronyms. She lives in North Carolina with too many cats, too many ducks, and never enough books.
 Connect with Gwendolyn: Website | Twitter  | Instagram

Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst
Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins
Expected Pub. Date: March 6, 2018
Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves.

But Asra’s peaceful life is upended when bandits threaten Ina’s village and the king does nothing to help. Desperate to protect her people, Ina begs Asra for assistance in finding her manifest—the animal she’ll be able to change into as her rite of passage to adulthood. Asra uses her blood magic to help Ina, but her spell goes horribly wrong and the bandits destroy the village, killing Ina’s family.

Unaware that Asra is at fault, Ina swears revenge on the king and takes a savage dragon as her manifest. To stop her, Asra must embark on a journey across the kingdom, becoming a player in lethal games of power among assassins, gods, and even the king himself.

Most frightening of all, she discovers the dark secrets of her own mysterious history—and the terrible, powerful legacy she carries in her blood.

I really enjoyed Audrey Coulthurst's debut novel, Of Fire and Stars, and so it's no surprise that I want Inkmistress as well. Plus, a female demigod whose words can change the future? 



Audrey Coulthurst writes YA books that tend to involve magic, horses, and kissing the wrong people. Her debut novel, OF FIRE AND STARS, was published on November 22, 2016 by Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins. When she’s not dreaming up new stories, she can usually be found painting, singing, or on the back of a horse.

Audrey has a Master’s in Writing from Portland State University, is a member of SCBWI, and studied with Malinda Lo as a 2013 Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
Connect with Audrey: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

What are some books you're waiting on this week? Are these books on your TBR, or is it the first time you're hearing about them? Let me know!

34 comments:

  1. Wow! Both of these books look interesting! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  2. FLIP these both look incredible! Especially Ink, Iron, and Glass - I also LOVE that cover <3333

    Great choices this week, Brittany :) Hope they live up to your expectations when you get to read them!
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Don't they? I'm so excited for them!

      I hope they do, too. I also hope that you added them to your TBR ^_^

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  3. As always both these books look AMAZING! The cover of Inkmistress is so beautiful. I love it!

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    1. I think so, too! I hope you added them to your to-read list!

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  4. I am definitely adding both of these books to my TBR! That first one is especially intriguing to me, and I love that it reminds you of Broadway. I am glad that I am not the only one who is reminded of song lyrics everywhere I go. ;)

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    1. Good! And yes I always have song lyrics, movie lines, and book quotes in my head all at once, so when they all go together it's even better!

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  5. Well, you just gave me two more precious titles to add to my gorgeous TBR pile!!
    I love the Death Note animated gif, btw ;)

    Thanks for sharing, here's my WoW!

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    1. Yay! And I've been waiting for the day I could use that gif, I'm glad someone appreciates it xD

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  6. The cover of Ink, Iron and Glass looks absolutely amazing. Definitely adding both books to my TBR right now.
    Thanks for introducing me to these, enjoy the rest of your week :)
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

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    1. I think so, too! I hope we both love these ones. I'm glad I could put them on your radar ^_^

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  7. OMG!!! I had not heard of "Ink, Iron, and Glass" before, and now I want it SO much!! What an AMAZING plot!! I'm adding it to my GR shelves right away!! And that cover! STUNNING!! So, YEAH!!!!

    I LOVE your gifs, BTW!!

    Thanks for sharing!! Hope you're having an AWESOME day!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. Now, you do! I hope we both love it ^_^

      I always bring my gif game hahaha

      I hope you're having a great week!

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  8. Both of these sound awesome! They're not on my list. Thanks for sharing and for linking up!

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  9. This is so interesting! I love everything involving writing, so I am definitely checking this out. Thanks for sharing, here's my WoW

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  10. They both look so stunning and I think that's already reason enough for me to wait for them, too. But they even sound interesting which is the even bigger plus :D Thanks for sharing!

    xx Yasmine @ Swissbookworm

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    1. I hope you love them and that you added them to our TBR!

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  11. I love your Waiting On Wednsday posts. I always get good recommendations. Thanks for the heads up on these two.:)

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    1. Thank you, I love putting new books on people's radar! I hope you like them ^_^

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  12. Ink Iron & Glass finally has its final cover!! I love it! Inkmistress also looks cool---I thought the first book was pretty good so I'm excited to try more of Coulthurst's writing!

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    1. Yes, and it's beautiful! I think both of these are going to be so great!

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  13. Inkmistress sounds unique and original and I like the sound of that premise too. This one's is new to me but I'll definitely be checking it out now.

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    1. Yay! I think both of these books sound really unique, so I hope you'll check them both out!

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  14. Oooo, I'd not heard of the first book! To be honest, I thought you were listing four different books, in the title of your post. :D Both of these books sound great. I hope you enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them!

    Have a fabulous week, Brittany. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I was afraid people would think that about Ink, Iron, and Glass haha. I hope you added both books to your list!

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  15. So I JUST heard of Ink Iron & Glass today! I'M SO EXCITED. THAT'S A WRITING SKILL I WANT.😂 Or maybe not since I tend to write sort of super stabby worlds ahemmm. I also am interested in the girl demigod one too. I didn't love the authors debut, but I do like trying authors twice before I make up my mind.😂 ALSO DEMIGODS THOUGH.

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    1. I KNOW, ME TOO! I think it's a skill all writers and dreamers want. You should have to write the stabby parts to only affect the bad people. And yes you should definitely give her another shot, so many times have I liked a book by one author but hated the next. Hopefully, you'll like both of them though!

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  16. Ink Iron and Glass sounds amazing! I would love to be a sriptologist because then I would never have to agonize about writing another essay 😂😂😂 - Victoria The Petite Book Blogger

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    1. To never have to write another essay, that would be amazing! I hope that you added both of these books to your TBR ^_^

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  17. I haven't really heard about these books before now, and you have made me curious :D Thank you for sharing about them sweetie. <3 Hope you'll love both :)

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    1. Glad your curiosity is peaked! I hope you added them both to your TBR ^_^

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