Welcome to Colsten Can’t Wait, which is my verison of Waiting on Wednesday! Every week, my cat and I pick out an upcoming release we’re looking forward to and highlight it! This week, we picked out Tarnished Are The Stars.
A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher’s chest: An illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog — donning the moniker Technician — to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner’s tyrannical laws. Nathaniel Fremont, the Commissioner’s son, has never had to fear the law. Determined to earn his father’s respect, Nathaniel sets out to capture the Technician. But the more he learns about the outlaw, the more he questions whether his father’s elusive affection is worth chasing at all. Their game of cat and mouse takes an abrupt turn when Eliza, a skilled assassin and spy, arrives. Her mission is to learn the Commissioner’s secrets at any cost — even if it means betraying her own heart. When these uneasy allies discover the most dangerous secret of all, they must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic — before the Commissioner ends them first.
I had seen people talking about this a good bit, but I never really knew what it was about. The title sounded really cool, but I never looked it up. Then, when some of friends realized I didn’t know much about it, they rightfully yelled at me to learn more. AND THEY WERE RIGHT. IT SOUNDS AMAZING! It’s a queer, sci-fi, steampunkish book by a queer author! I’m usually a little way of steampunk books, simply because I’ve never read one that really clicked with me. But this sounds like it’s going to be paired with super awesome storylines and plots, and I really can’t wait to read it! Anna, one of the main characters, has an illegal clockwork heart. That sounds spectacular right off the bat. And then there are uneasy alliances and secrets and ending an epiemic. All of which sounds fantastic and amazing.
Thank you for reading!