The Inventor's Secret

The Inventor's Secret

Book - 2014
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In an alternate nineteenth-century America that is still a colony of Britain's industrial empire, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees' struggle to survive is interrupted by a newcomer with no memory, bearing secrets about a terrible future
Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
ISBN: 9780399159626
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 22 cm


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May 27, 2015

I wasn't really impressed. This was mostly just a bunch of familiar themes thrown together: steampunk, woman who falls in love, love triangle, etc. I sort of want to keep reading but I feel it isn't worth it. There wasn't really an end to this book, so even though it's apparently a series, I don't think I'll continue.

Jun 28, 2014

Not bad. The characters and premise are interesting enough that I'll be continuing with the series.

ChristchurchLib Jun 02, 2014

"It's 1816 in America, and though the British won the Revolutionary War, the rebellion continues. Charlotte and her fellow teenage resistance fighters live in the wilderness just outside the Floating City of New York, where they dodge fearsome Imperial machines and shelter refugees. One refugee, a mysterious boy with no memories, inspires Charlotte to abandon their hiding place and brazenly infiltrate the enemy stronghold in search of answers. Steampunk technology and a tantalising love triangle add intrigue to this imaginative, alternate-history series opener from the author of the bestselling Nightshade books." Teen Scene June 2014 newsletter


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