“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. However, as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
Today’s selection and book I’m excitedly awaiting is:
by Zoe Hana Mikuta
Young Adult – Sci-fi – LGBTQIA+
June 29th 2021 by Feiwel Friends
Two girls on opposite sides of a war discover they’re fighting for a common purpose—and falling for each other—in Zoe Hana Mikuta’s high-octane debut Gearbreakers, perfect for fans of Pacific Rim, Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga, and Marie Lu’s Legend series.
We went past praying to deities and started to build them instead...
The shadow of Godolia’s tyrannical rule is spreading, aided by their giant mechanized weapons known as Windups. War and oppression are everyday constants for the people of the Badlands, who live under the thumb of their cruel Godolian overlords.
Eris Shindanai is a Gearbreaker, a brash young rebel who specializes in taking down Windups from the inside. When one of her missions goes awry and she finds herself in a Godolian prison, Eris meets Sona Steelcrest, a cybernetically enhanced Windup pilot. At first Eris sees Sona as her mortal enemy, but Sona has a secret: She has intentionally infiltrated the Windup program to destroy Godolia from within.
As the clock ticks down to their deadliest mission yet, a direct attack to end Godolia’s reign once and for all, Eris and Sona grow closer—as comrades, friends, and perhaps something more…
Look, honestly, I’m not a fan of any of the comparisons the blurb makes: I’m not into Pacific Rim, Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga, nor Marie Lu’s Legend series.
And yet, the cover and the blurb speak to me and I’m already super excited to read this. Maybe it’s the two girls on opposite sides of a war. Or maybe it’s because the author herself described it as “wlw-pining disaster girls who like tattooing each other as a form of affection”. All I know is, I’m in!
I love the whole sci-fi look of this! I hope you love it!
This looks fun. I didn’t love Pacific Rim (it was ok) but something about the mech weapons, and the idea of being a Gearbreaker- IDK, sounds fun!
It does sound like fun!
Yup, all I needed was the author’s description! IT soundss so good!
Haha, same! 🙂
The first sentence of the synopsis just hooked me! “We went past praying to deities and started to build them instead…” 👀
Yes, that sentence is so perfectly intriguing!
I actually really liked Pacific Rim, and that’s what caught my eye! Great pick!
I actually don’t know Pacific Rim, so maybe I need to try it! 🙂
I hate comparisons too, as they are never right. But if a cover grabs me, and the premise sounds good, then yeah, I’m in as well.
Yes, comparisons can definitely be bad as well as good. Better to just go with the premise instead 🙂
This one sounds great, though I’m not always the biggest fan of YA, but I do love a good sci-fi story.
This does sound quite intriguing 🙂
Gearbreakers does sound good! It’s always interesting when two characters, seemingly enemies in a war find common ground.
I’ve learned to take those comparisons in blurbs with a grain of salt. They sometimes are way off the mark. I haven’t read any of the books this one is compared to.
I hope you enjoy this one when you read it!
Yes, that part of the blurb enticed me as well!
Comparisons definitely need to be taken with a grain of salt – I’m glad I read past them to the description, otherwise I might not have added this book to my TBR.
What a great choice! This is definitely going on my list!
Thanks, hope you’ll enjoy it as well!
That sounds like a good read! Thanks for sharing.
Hope you’ll enjoy if you decide to pick it up!
2021 is the year of sapphic books and I am here for it! I’m with you on that blurb and cover. Wow. Adding to my tbr!
Indeed, so much to look forward to! Hope you’ll enjoy this one!
I think this is the first I’ve heard of this one, but it sounds good! Thanks for sharing!
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It does indeed sound so good! Hope you’ll enjoy this one if you decide to pick it up 🙂
This sounds amazing!
It does sound like a great read!