Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #49 - The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

This week the book I am waiting on is The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian. It's due out January 8, 2015 from Midnight Ink. 

I mostly like the cover. I'll admit the gargoyle looks like he needs to eat a little better, but it sets the atmosphere well for what the synopsis promises. 

It's a mystery. It seems to have two parts: one in the present when a dead person shows up on Zoe's front porch and another belonging to Dorian the gargoyle from the past. 

From Goodreads:
When Zoe Faust--herbalist, alchemist, and recent transplant to Portland, Oregon--begins unpacking her bags, she can't help but notice she's picked up a stow away: a living, breathing, three-and-half-foot gargoyle. Dorian Robert-Houdin is no simple automaton, nor is he a homunculus; in fact, he needs Zoe's help to decipher a centuries-old text that explains exactly what he is. Zoe, who's trying to put her alchemical life behind her, isn't so sure she can help. But after a murder victim is discovered on her front porch, Zoe realized she's tangled up in ancient intrigue that can't be ignored.
Includes recipes! 
So, it seems like kind of a paranormal mystery with the inclusion of the theme of alchemy and the gargoyle. And that looks unique to me. I'm up for something different like that in the new year. 

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments below.