The Girl and the Clockwork Cat (Entangled Teen)
Feisty teenage thief Maeko and her maybe-more-than-friend Chaff have scraped out an existence in Victorian London’s gritty streets, but after a near-disastrous heist leads her to a mysterious clockwork cat and two dead bodies, she’s thrust into a murder mystery that may cost her everything she... show more
Feisty teenage thief Maeko and her maybe-more-than-friend Chaff have scraped out an existence in Victorian London’s gritty streets, but after a near-disastrous heist leads her to a mysterious clockwork cat and two dead bodies, she’s thrust into a murder mystery that may cost her everything she holds dear. Her only allies are Chaff, the cat, and Ash, the son of the only murder suspect, who offers her enough money to finally get off the streets if she’ll help him find the real killer. What starts as a simple search ultimately reveals a conspiracy stretching across the entire city. And as Maeko and Chaff discover feelings for each other neither was prepared to admit, she’s forced to choose whether she’ll stay with him or finally escape the life of a street rat. But with danger closing in around them, the only way any of them will get out of this alive is if all of them work together.
Publish date: 2014-09-02
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
This is what happens when a decent author with a good story gets screwed over by her craptastic publisher. The Girl and the Clockwork Cat is a good story with likable characters. My main problem with the story is that the world building is so lacking. It's Victorian(ish) London with steam coaches ...
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you! Clockworks? Check! Airships? Check! Orphans? Check! London? Check! Diagnosis: Steampunk. Maeko has been living as a street rat for years now. Her mother a Japanese prostitute and her...
(I got a copy through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)I had good expectations for this story (a street thief, victorian/steampunkish setting, part-mechanical cat), but in the end, it won't leave me with a lasting impression, unfortunately.The daughter of a prostitute and one of her unna...
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. No other consideration was offered, expected or received. I am a huge fan of science fiction and steampunk, so when this came up for grabs from Entangled Teen, I had to give it a go. I've read several good books published from Enta...