Waiting on Wednesday [#17]

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Each week we feature a different up-and-coming release and talk about why we’re so dang excited for it. WoW is the BEST way to hear and read about new books and add them to your massive TBR, because we all need new books, let’s face it. I highly recommend going to the link up on the official page to adventure through everyone else’s posts and see what books they’re featuring!


This week I’m waiting on . . .

 Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

We are all more than the sum of our parts.

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Author: Sarah Maria Griffin
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 416 {hardback}

RELEASE DATE: 4th October 2016


Nell Crane has always been an outsider. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs everyone now uses. But Nell is the only one whose mechanical piece is on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. As her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good . . . but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary idea when she has none of her own?

Then she finds a mannequin hand while salvaging on the beach—the first boy’s hand she’s ever held—and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city—and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own.

First of all, I’m loving this cover, but I think the plot sounds fabulous too. I’m not entirely sure what genre it’s supposed to be, sort of a Sci-Fi come Fantasy that might be Steampunk? Gah. Whatever it ends up being I’ve got high hopes for this.

I love this idea that our character as a bionic heart and that she’s going to try and build her own companion. I’m really curious to find out more about her story – why has she never held a boy’s hand before? It seems to indicate that she’s very isolated, which leads me to thinking that this book is going to be sad. Sort of a weird love story that makes you go ‘aww’, maybe?

BUT. Then the plot seems to turn heavily dystopian, yippee! I love me a good dystopian book. Whilst I wonder at how original this will read, I’m not too worried, I think there’s going to be an interesting complex between Nell and her father, seeing as he’s made her a heart and fixed the city blah blah blah, but is probably (and I’m 74% sure on this) a criminal mastermind ready to take over everyone’s bodies . . . or at least the bionic parts.

Either way! I’m really excited for the release of this book and I think it’s going to be a very entertaining read.


Other books by this author

Not Lost

Genre: Memoir
Author: Sarah Maria Griffin
Published: November 2013
Publisher: New Island Books
Pages: 259 {paperback}


 What are you waiting on?

 End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


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