Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Can't-Wait Wednesday: My Imaginary Mary

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Expected publication date: August 2, 2022
It’s aliiiiiiiive! The bestselling authors of My Lady Jane are back with the electric, poetic, and (almost) historical tale of the one and only Mary Shelley.

Mary may have inherited the brilliant mind of her late mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, but she lives a drab life above her father’s bookstore, waiting for an extraordinary idea that’ll inspire a work worthy of her parentage—and impress her rakishly handsome (and super-secret) beau, Percy Shelley.

Ada Lovelace knows a thing or two about superstar parents, what with her dad being Lord Byron, the most famous poet on Earth. But her passions lie far beyond the arts—in mechanical engineering, to be exact. Alas, no matter how precise Ada’s calculations, there’s always a man willing to claim her ingenious ideas as his own.

Pan, a.k.a. Practical Automaton Number One, is Ada's greatest idea yet: a machine that will change the world, if only she can figure out how to make him truly autonomous . . . or how to make him work at all.

When fate connects our two masterminds, Mary and Ada learn that they are fae—magical people with the ability to make whatever they imagine become real. But when their dream team results in a living, breathing, thinking PAN, Mary and Ada find themselves hunted by a mad scientist who won't stop until he finds out how they made a real boy out of spare parts.

With comic genius and a truly electrifying sense of adventure, Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows continue their campaign to turn history on its head in this YA fantasy that’s perfect for fans of The Princess Bride and A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. - from Goodreads


  1. I love that the synopsis has that "It’s aliiiiiiiive!". It made me laugh out loud 🤣

  2. This series gets so much love. Hope you'll enjoy it!

  3. This series has been on my TBR for so long, every book sounds so much fun!

    1. The Lady Janies were all so fun, I'm really excited for this series!

  4. Wow! How fun! I have been meaning to read this series!

  5. I am behind on these books. I read (and loved) the first two. These are amusing alternate histories.

  6. I still haven't read this series yet, but I hear so many great things! I hope that you love this one! :)

  7. These just always look like they'd be fun and funny reads. Someday I'm going to read one. Someday.


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