Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #129

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

Title: To Best the Boys 
Author: Mary Weber 
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: March 5, 2019

Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. Every year, the poorer residents look to see that their names are on the list. The wealthier look to see how likely their sons are to survive. And Rhen Tellur opens it to see if she can derive which substances the ink and parchment are created from, using her father’s microscope.
In the province of Caldon, where women are trained in wifely duties and men are encouraged into collegiate education, sixteen-year-old Rhen Tellur wants nothing more than to become a scientist. As the poor of her seaside town fall prey to a deadly disease, she and her father work desperately to find a cure. But when her Mum succumbs to it as well? Rhen decides to take the future into her own hands—through the annual all-male scholarship competition.
With her cousin, Seleni, by her side, the girls don disguises and enter Mr. Holm’s labyrinth, to best the boys and claim the scholarship prize. Except not everyone’s ready for a girl who doesn’t know her place. And not everyone survives the maze.

Why I'm waiting on To Best the Boys: Girls pretending to be boys? A kickass girl scientist? A dangerous labyrinth? Holy cow, I want this book bad. Plus, it has a gorgeous cover. I could look at it all day! Although I wasn't a huge fan of this author's first series, I'm excited to see if I enjoy this book more!

Have you read anything by Mary Weber before? If so, did you like it? I'm excited to hear what people think of this book; there isn't a whole lot of talk about it yet but I have a lot of hope for it!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? 

1 comment:

  1. Ooh I hadn't heard of this one but it sounds awesome! I haven't read anything by this author, but hopefully this one will be a better fit for you!



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