The Dark Unwinding
A spine-tingling tale of steampunk and spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance!When Katharine Tulman's inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a... show more
A spine-tingling tale of steampunk and spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance!When Katharine Tulman's inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London.Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply. And her choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a secretive student, and fears for her own sanity.As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle's world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this heart-racing adventure will captivate readers with its intrigue, thrills, and romance.
Publish date: August 27th 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 318
Edition language: English
Series: The Dark Unwinding (#1)
tl;dr | ✭✭✭✭✭ | So I saw this book in my library audio book section and thought I'd give it a try, and I was completely swept away by the story and fell in love with the world and the characters the author created. Description Miss Katharine Tullman lives with her aunt Alice, where she is treated po...
I can't express how much I love this book. "The Dark Unwinding" is firmly in the gothic genre, reminding me of works like "The Yellow Wallpaper" "The Thirteenth Tale" and "Jane Eyre" -- all great company to be in. While the ending can be expected, the writing is phenomenal enough to keep readers on ...
This is not my usual type of book. The cover conjures steampunk (which I really don't care for), but the tale is really more a gothic type mystery. I won a copy of the 2nd one here on GR First Reads, so thought it might be good to read this one first. Not bad for the type of book, but it did take...
When Katharine's uncle is suspected of going crazy and wasting his fortune, Katharine is sent to investigate so that her aunt can take control of the fortune instead. But once she arrives, Katharine finds that her uncle employs around 900 people who had previously been stuck in workhouses. And her u...
A fairly typical historical YA novel, a plucky young female character butts heads with broody young male character, said characters discover they are attracted and chaos ensues. I will be checking out the second installment though when I get the opportunity.