Set in a near-future world where the British Empire never fell and the United States never rose, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a novel of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history two centuries earlier. The imperial practice of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage like her mother before her, but before she does her duty, she'll have one summer incognito in a far corner of empire. In Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire's greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir apparent to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties, and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an unusual bond and maybe a one in a million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process —just like the first Queen Victoria.
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That Inevitable Victorian Thing Review
- March 14, 2017Lala BooksandLalaSHOW ME THE COVER!!!!!
- January 3, 2017Katherine LockeI suspect this book will get a rabid cult following, and I am 100% here for it. This book deserves such a following. Bring me the fanart and the fanfic. Inevitable Fandom for the win. I've always loved Johnston's books. There's something alluring, quirky and inviting about her prose that I don't often see in other books that are lyrical and literary. It's like having a conversation with your best friend from the corner of the room and you're watching and commenting and admiring snickering about I suspect this book will get a rabid cult following, and I am 100% here for it. This book deserves such a following. Bring me the fanart and the fanfic. Inevitable Fandom for the win. I've always loved Johnston's books. There's something alluring, quirky and inviting about her prose that I don't often see in other books that are lyrical and literary. It's like having a conversation with your best friend from the corner of the room and you're watching and commenting and admiring snickering about everyone else there. How she manages to do this across all genres is beyond me, both as a reader and a writer, but as a fan and a reader, I really love this. And it's all the more apparent and a central part of the book's voice in THAT INEVITABLE VICTORIAN THING. I don't want to spoil this early but: female friendships! Queer relationships! SO MANY FEELINGS. I don't really have comp titles, because THAT INEVITABLE VICTORIAN THING is that unique. I can name some like-books, but all of them have more paranormal (THE DARK DAYS CLUB, SOULLESS) or are straight up sci-fi, and INEVITABLE VICTORIAN stands on its own. It's Victorian (SURPRISE?), but with present day elements (chat) and futuristic elements (uploading DNA to the whole internet for matches/information/access/etc), and there are subtle shifts in Victorian ethos and standards that have changed because of technology. And in other ways, some things have remained the same, despite everything happening around it. It's a world I didn't always understand, but one that I accepted without much effort. It was easy to suspend my disbelief. I'll add a long review closer to the pub date but yes, put this on your TBR, because you'll want in on this.more
- February 24, 2017Elise (The Bookish Actress)3/26/17 OKAY WE HAVE A COVERI still can't believe this book is actually happening I'm So Blessed2/25/17 E.K. Johnston... is writing a book complete with The Gay... I'm fine I'm not crying or anything
- March 25, 2017TovaThis sounds amazing! I adored EPBaB and the cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds like heaven. October better come quick!
- January 31, 2017ElenaWhat a title. I'm in for that alone.
- January 19, 2017Nicole N.This sounds...AWESOME.
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