THE GLASS SENTENCE by S.E. Grove (WoW #178)

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!


She has only seen the world through maps. She had no idea they were so dangerous.

Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World—a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods. Eight years ago, her parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston, and went on an urgent mission. They never returned. Life with her brilliant, absent-minded, adored uncle has taught Sophia to take care of herself.

Then Shadrack is kidnapped. And Sophia, who has rarely been outside of Boston, is the only one who can search for him. Together with Theo, a refugee from the West, she travels over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounters pirates and traders, and relies on a combination of Shadrack’s maps, common sense, and her own slantwise powers of observation. But even as Sophia and Theo try to save Shadrack’s life, they are in danger of losing their own.

The Glass Sentence plunges readers into a time and place they will not want to leave, and introduces them to a heroine and hero they will take to their hearts. It is a remarkable debut.

THE GLASS SENTENCE releases on June 12th 2014 from Viking Juvenile.

Not a huge fan of the cover, but the synopsis has me intrigued! What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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    December 11, 2013

    Hmmm, it sounds interesting, each continent thrown into a different period in time?

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    Rebecca @ Bending The Spine

    December 11, 2013

    The cover reminds me of an 80’s movie poster. But, you’re right it does sound like it could be a good read.

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    Shane @ Itching for Books

    December 11, 2013

    Awesome pick. Happy Wednesday!

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    Christa @ More Than Just Magic

    December 11, 2013

    This is the first I’ve heard of this but it sounds excellent! Thanks for putting it on my radar

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    Ange/Libby Blog

    December 11, 2013

    This sounds FANTASTIC!!! Great share! Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

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    December 11, 2013

    This totally has my name written all over it. Just added it to my tbr.
    Thanks for sharing

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    Doris @ OABR