Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #59: Of Dreams and Rust by Sarah Fine

Happy Wednesday, fellow book lovers! This week's "can't wait to read" is:

Of Dreams and Rust
by Sarah Fine
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
War erupts in this bittersweet sequel to "Of Metal and Wishes", inspired by The Phantom of the Opera and called “relentlessly engrossing” by The Romantic Times.

In the year since the collapse of the slaughterhouse where Wen worked as her father’s medical assistant, she’s held all her secrets close. She works in the clinic at the weapons factory and sneaks away to nurse Bo, once the Ghost, now a boy determined to transform himself into a living machine. Their strange, fragile friendship soothes some of the ache of missing Melik, the strong-willed Noor who walked away from Wen all those months ago—but it can’t quell her fears for him.

The Noor are waging a rebellion in the west. When she overhears plans to crush Melik’s people with the powerful war machines created at the factory, Wen makes the painful decision to leave behind all she has known—including Bo—to warn them. But the farther she journeys into the warzone, the more confusing things become. A year of brutality seems to have changed Melik, and Wen has a decision to make about him and his people: How much is she willing to sacrifice to save them from complete annihilation?

I've been on a HUGE Phantom of the Opera kick lately and it's all thanks to book one of this series. I read Of Metal and Wishes, watched The Phantom of the Opera, watched Love Never Dies (the sequel), and now I'm reading the original again. So... yeah. I'm basically dying for Of Dreams and Rust. I'm not sure whether to be happy or not about this, because my heart is basically dead now.

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