Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

by Sarah Maria Griffin
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: October 4th, 2016
Pre-order: [Amazon] [Chapters/Indigo]
Nell Crane has always been an outsider. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs everyone now uses. But Nell is the only one whose mechanical piece is on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. As her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good . . . but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary idea when she has none of her own?

Then she finds a mannequin hand while salvaging on the beach—the first boy’s hand she’s ever held—and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city—and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own.

Why I'm Anticipating This Title:

Spare and Found Parts is a newly discovered title I came across during Epic Reads' two day cover reveal. It was a title who's synopsis easily resonated with me, and has become the topic of bookish discussion for myself and my bookish friends for quite a few days. What are your thoughts?

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?
Let me know what your highly anticipated upcoming release is in the comment section below =D

Don't forget to check out this month's Fresh on the Shelf. Catch up on February 2016's latest releases AND win a copy of your own! Giveaway is open to everyone.

Happy Reading,


  1. I'm not sure this would be for me but I do think the cover is really cute! Here's my WoW meme

  2. Ooh! This sounds really interesting! The cover is super cute too! Thanks for sharing, I immediately added it to my TBR list - I hope you enjoy it! :D

    Here's my WoW! :)
    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

  3. Katherine Pinacho17 February 2016 at 11:09

    Wendy you always have some interesting new picks I've never heard of before. Spare and Found Parts sounds like a great book. Thank you!

  4. Oh ma gosh! Survivors are missing parts? What the...this is different and I'm super intrigued as to how the author will deliver this story. Love the cover. Hope we both get to read it soon :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  5. This one is new to me! It does sound good!
    Here is my WoW if you'd like to check it out:

  6. I actually haven't heard of this, so I'm intrigued! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    Waiting on Wednesday

  7. The cover is wonderful! This is the first time I've heard of this book, and it sounds really interesting. I might wanna check it out more on goodreads. -- Little Librocubicularist

    Little Librocubicularist (WoW)

  8. I haven't heard of this one until now, but it sounds amazing! The premise sounds really original. This sounds like the kind of book where you'll end up contemplating big picture questions. Great pick Wendy! I already added it to my to-read shelf on goodreads. :)

    Her is my WoW!

    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

  9. I hadn't heard of this book in the slightest until now... and boy does this sound interesting. Like it has hints of steampunk and that there is a lot of mystery and intrigue in there too!