Rebel Mechanics

Rebel Mechanics

All Is Fair in Love and Revolution

Book - 2015
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In 1888 New York City, sixteen-year-old governess Verity Newton agrees to become a spy, whatever the risk, after learning that the man for whom she has feelings sympathizes with rebels developing non-magical sources of power, via steam engines, in hopes of gaining freedom from British rule.
Publisher: New York :, Margaret Ferguson Books, Farrar Straus Giroux,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374300098
Characteristics: x, 310 ; 22 cm


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Mar 09, 2018

I loved it. Interesting premise, light hearted read. I wish the library had the next 2 books in the series.

Jan 02, 2018

First of all,i love the whole concept of this book. What if British magic DID stop the American Revolution from happening?!! Ive read books before with the rich ruling over the commoners with their magic because they have the power to do so. Unlike the commoners,born without magic to forever live under the rule of the magisters. Pretty LIT concept. This book though(from my opinion), had a lot(well not that much)of romance. If you're like me, and you enjoy action and adventure then you may find this annoying at times. All in all i have throughly enjoyed it and i fully recommend it.

Nov 05, 2015

This was a unique and interesting historical fiction/fantasy. It takes place in 1888 in America that still belongs to Britain. The magisters (those who have magical powers) are the ruling class. Magic is the power source for how things work. The mechanics are are looking for a way out of the magister/British rule. The book is nicely paced, has likeable characters, and good storyline. I look forward to reading the sequels.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Sep 24, 2015

The premise of this one is interesting--an alternate 1888 in which the American Revolution failed and the colonies are governed by a ruling class of British magicians--even if the execution is a bit clumsy at times. It's a neat fantasy/steampunk hybrid, and while it's fairly predictable, and characters' relationships seem to progress in leaps and bounds instead of organically, the cast of characters is likable, the world is intriguing, and it's an entertaining enough read to ensure I'll be reading the sequels. Recommended as a readalike for Gail Carriger's Finishing School series, although a bit lighter on the steampunk.

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