Monday, October 12, 2015
Book Review: Rebel Mechanics
Book 1 in a new series
AUTHOR: Shanna Swendson
PUBLISHED: July 2015
GENRE: Historical Fantasy/Steampunk
PREMISE: A young newly hired governess finds herself swept up in revolution.
MY REVIEW: Most of what I enjoyed about this series comes from the world building. The author did a fabulous job of creating a believable alternate history world where magic wielding Brits stopped the revolution and therefore America is still under British control.
Plot wise...this is kind of average for YA. There's a plucky protagonist. There's a possible developing love triangle, and there's snark and so on. But the author makes it likable so it's still very readable.
So this one is honestly, mostly average. But if like myself, you love wonderfully imaginative alternate history then I definitely recommend this one.
WHO SHOULD READ: Alternate History fans, historical fantasy fans, steampunk fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five steam contraptions