First of all, my love for E.K. Johnston knows no bounds. I adore her cinematic and powerful writing, and I pre-ordered That Inevitable Victorian Thing as soon as it was available. You can read my spoiler-free review of her YA contemporary book Exit, Pursued by Bear HERE.
Her books are also basically works of art. There is so much thought put into the cover design and incorporating gorgeous elements form the story. Anyway, the cover for That Inevitable Victorian Thing was released today, and it is even more stunning that I expected.
First, here's a synopsis of the book from Goodreads:
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, delightful, and thought-provoking 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.
I mean, WHAT?!?!! What more could you possibly need in a book? Nothing. That's the answer. Except a cover so beautiful you'll want to get it tattooed on your arm. It has that too!!
Read an excerpt: http://bit.ly/2nJGSdY
Add it on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2nK0vT1
I can't want to read this. It's set to be released October 3rd. <3