That Inevitable Victorian Thing
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.

That Inevitable Victorian Thing Details

TitleThat Inevitable Victorian Thing
Author
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherDutton Books for Young Readers
ISBN1101994975
ISBN-139781101994979
Number of pages320 pages
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Alternate History

That Inevitable Victorian Thing Review

  • Lala BooksandLala
    March 14, 2017
    SHOW ME THE COVER!!!!!
  • Katherine Locke
    January 3, 2017
    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 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.
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  • Elise (The Bookish Actress)
    February 24, 2017
    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
  • Tova
    March 25, 2017
    This sounds amazing! I adored EPBaB and the cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds like heaven. October better come quick!
  • Elena
    January 31, 2017
    What a title. I'm in for that alone.
  • Nicole N.
    January 19, 2017
    This sounds...AWESOME.
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