Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
August 14th, 2012
Synopsis via Goodreads
In an alternate London where magical creatures are preserved in a museum, two teens find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deception, and danger.
Vespa Nyx wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life cataloging Unnatural creatures in her father’s museum, but as she gets older, the requirement to become a lady and find a husband is looming large. Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured to be refinery slaves, he finds that his fate may be bound up with Vespa’s—and with the Unnaturals.
As the danger grows, Vespa and Syrus find themselves in a tightening web of deception and intrigue. At stake may be the fate of New London—and the world.
I really need to hop on the whole Steampunk bandwagon. This book sounds really good and like something I could enjoy. Just the first sentence of the synopsis alone has got me dying to get my hands on this one. Course I'm gonna have to wait til August but still, hopefully it'll be worth the wait. :)