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Mechanica - Betsy Cornwell
Mechanica
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Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have pushed her into a life of dreary servitude. When she discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her... show more
Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have pushed her into a life of dreary servitude. When she discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her sixteenth birthday—and befriends Jules, a tiny magical metal horse—Nicolette starts
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780547927718 (0547927711)
ASIN: 547927711
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Trea's Journey for a Good Book
Trea's Journey for a Good Book rated it
2.0 Mechanica
I wanted to like this book, I really did, but while it had an interesting premise, it didn't deliver for me.My first problem with it was that there was just so much lore that had been violently wrenched from its roots and forced to fit this mold. Faerie was never some land that you could sail to! Fo...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it
3.0 Review: Mechanica
A steampunk retelling of Cinderella as an artificer. I was kind of surprised by how . . . young this felt. It's marketed as YA, but seemed rather better suited to a younger audience. The plotting is fairly straight forward, the deviations from the popular version of the story line, while interesting...
Yzabel
Yzabel rated it
3.0 Mechanica
[I received a copy of this book through NetGalley and Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.]An interesting retelling of "Cinderella", in that it veers away from the traditional Happy Ever After being brough by Finding True Love. Not that love isn't nice, but I've always found it a bit... lack...
Susana "Lost in Fantasy Land"
Susana "Lost in Fantasy Land" rated it
2.5 Great concept...
First of all, let me start by reiterating something that all the other reviewers have been saying ad infinitum... This has nothing to do with Cinder, people! More than a mechanic, Nicolette is actually an inventor. Also, she has all her limbs... Yes, in this story our main character lives a ver...
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