The Inventor's Secret
New from Andrea Cremer, the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade novels, comes an action-packed alternate-history steampunk adventure. In this world, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees have scraped out an existence on the edge of Britain’s industrial empire.... show more
New from Andrea Cremer, the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade novels, comes an action-packed alternate-history steampunk adventure. In this world, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees have scraped out an existence on the edge of Britain’s industrial empire. Though they live by the skin of their teeth, they have their health (at least when they can find enough food and avoid the Imperial Labor Gatherers) and each other. When a new exile with no memory of his escape or even his own name seeks shelter in their camp he brings new dangers with him and secrets about the terrible future that awaits all those who have struggled has to live free of the bonds of the empire’s Machineworks. The Inventor’s Secret is the first book of a YA steampunk series set in an alternate nineteenth-century North America where the Revolutionary War never took place and the British Empire has expanded into a global juggernaut propelled by marvelous and horrible machinery. Perfect for fans of Libba Bray's The Diviners, Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel, ScottWesterfeld's Leviathan and Phillip Reeve's Mortal Engines.
Publish date: April 22nd 2014
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: The Inventor's Secret (#1)
This book was very hard for me to rate. While I loved the steampunk idea and the main character for the most part, the love triangle left me frustrated and distracted me from what was left of the plot. Read the rest of my review and more at BibliobibuliYA.com
An action packed steam punk adventure that rolls along at a furious clip. The only time the story trips is with the introduction of the oh so familiar mellowdramatic romance which got a bit wearying near the end but fortunately it isn't enough to hamper the overall adventure.
I’ve been a big fan of Andrea Cremer ever since I started reading her Nightshade series and her co-written novel Invisibility. Both were amazing and so I was excited to get reading The Inventor’s Secret. While I have never been very interested in the steampunk genre I knew that this would have to be...
Coherent review be damned, I'm going to ramble about this book. I was looking for something fun to pull me out of my slump, and The Inventor's Secret worked its magic perfectly! It's a fun, steampunk romp by an author that I already admire. Best of all, the audio book has an amazing narrator who bri...
This is an enjoyable and entertaining read, but, to me, it lacks depth.This book is an alternate history story. It explores the idea of what America would be like if the British won the Revolutionary war. The British control the country from the Empire, which is located in NYC. Our main character, C...