Monday, October 9, 2017

{Bookish} Style Files: That Inevitable Victorian Thing

It's time for another one of my {Bookish} Style Files! I've always enjoyed (window) shopping for pretty dresses and combining it with my love of books was a no brainer for this feature. Today, I'll be featuring That Inevitable Victorian Thing, the latest novel from E.K. Johnston about three teens who live in a near-future world where the British Empire was preserved. I finished reading it just last week, and thought it had some very interesting elements! Today, however, is all about that striking cover this novel has. Before we get to the dresses, here's a little bit about the novel and author!

That Inevitable Victorian Thing book cover
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 3, 2017

Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history. The imperial tradition of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage. But before she does her duty, she'll have one summer of freedom and privacy in a far corner of empire. Posing as a commoner in Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire's greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir 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 extraordinary bond and maybe a one-in-a-million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process.

Set in a near-future world where the British Empire never fell and the United States never rose, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a surprising, romantic, and thought-provoking story of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.


About the Author: E. K. Johnston is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several YA novels, including the L.A. Time Book Prize finalist The Story of Owen and Star Wars: Ahsoka. Her novel A Thousand Nights was shortlisted for The Governor General's Award. The New York Times called The Story of Owen “a clever first step in the career of a novelist who, like her troubadour heroine, has many more songs to sing" and in its review of Exit, Pursued by a Bear, The Globe & Mail called Johnston "the Meryl Streep of YA," with "limitless range." E. K. Johnston lives in Stratford, Ontario. Follow her on Twitter at @ek_johnston.




For this round of {Bookish} Style Files, I decided to go with dresses that had the three colors on the cover! They're all colors that I personally really like, and so it made 'shopping' for these dresses both so easy and so difficult (at least when it came to narrowing them down). Which one is your favorite?




Enter for a chance to be one (1) of three (3) winners to receive a hardcover copy of That Inevitable Victorian Thing E.K. Johnston. (ARV: $17.99 each). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on October 2, 2017 and 12:00 AM on October 23, 2017. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about October 25, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


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