Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Railhead (Philip Reeve)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title: Railhead
Author: Philip Reeve
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Publisher: Switch Press
The Great Network is an ancient web of routes and gates, where sentient trains can take you anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye. Zen Starling is a nobody. A petty thief from the filthy streets of Thunder City who aimlessly rides the rails of the Network. So when the mysterious stranger Raven offers Zen a chance to escape the squalor of the city and live the rest of his days in luxury, Zen can’t believe his luck. All he has to do is steal one small box from the Emperor’s train with the help of Nova, an android girl. But the Great Network is a hazardous mess of twists and turns, and that little box just might bring everything in this galaxy — and the next — to the end of the line. The highly anticipated novel from Carnegie-medal-winning author Philip Reeve, Railhead is a fast, immersive, and heart-pounding ride perfect for any sci-fi fan. Step aboard — the universe is waiting.

Why I'm Looking Forward To It: The summary had me at "sentient trains," but on the whole this YA sci-fi heist story sounds like a thrilling read!

So what book are you waiting on?


  1. This book sounds awesome! I especially love the design of the cover!

    Great pick and thanks for sharing!

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  2. I think I just heard of this the other day. It sounds good, and I love that cover! Great pick!
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