Jul 1, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (138)

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

So I was scrolling through Epic Reads's cover reveals last week and then I saw THIS. Consider me SOLD. Also, are westerns a new trend in YA, because I can dig it.

TitleRevenge and the Wild
Author: Michelle Modesto
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publishing Date: February 2, 2016
Pages: 384
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The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.

Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.

But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.

This thrilling novel is a remarkable tale of danger and discovery, from debut author Michelle Modesto.

Does your pick this week have a 2016 release date?


  1. This sounds VERY good and I haven't heard of it either. It's going on my TBR list! Thanks! Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  2. Ahhh... I do not know this book and what a long wait until it comes out. What agony?! Sounds brilliant though. I am pretty pleased to actually have a Wow pick this week that comes out fairly soon.

  3. This sounds AWESOME!! A steampunk western with magic and monsters? Heck yeah! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

  4. This sounds like a wonderfully unique setting! I adore the cover :) Great pick!

  5. Wow, this is something unlike anything I've seen, and I like it! Western steampunk revenge book? Thank you for introducing me! Also, this has an amazing cover.
    Here's my WoW

  6. This sounds ... great! To me it's probably also really unique because I haven't read anything like this before. I'm not even sure if it is something for me but I want to give it a try! Definitely adding it to my TBR - thanks for sharing! :D

    Have a look at my Waiting on Wednesday @ A World Between Folded Pages! :)

  7. Okay, first of all, I'm a new follower, and your blog is so cute! Seriously love it.

    This is one I'm waiting on too! Can't wait to check it out :)

  8. I love the idea of a western fantasy (although this cover doesn't really say "western" to me!), and I just saw this cover reveal as well. Awesome choice!

    My WoW.

  9. YESSSSSS. When I saw this cover I basically had to lay down to recover for a few minutes. (I'm kidding, I swear.) But it is GORGEOUS. SO GORGEOUS. As if the font wasn't amazing enough, you've got the awesome burning and peeling going on. I LOVE IT.

    My WoW!

  10. This sounds so good! I can't wait to read it!

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    Lizzie @ Lizzie the Sarcastic Blonde

  11. Amazing pick! I can't believe I have not heard of this one until now because it sounds quite good. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  12. This is a really new one to me! Sounds so interesting! And actually my pick this week isn't out till 2016 either. Too long to wait.
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