It’s friday!!! I love fridays. No work, little homework and plenty of time to read and write. Aaaand beautiful covers to reveal ;). This time I chose a cover that’s got to be one of my all-time favorites, namely: the cover of Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell. The cover was made by Manuel Sumberac, whom I hadn’t heard of before I saw this pretty design but I’m going to keep my eye out for more of his work for sure!
Totally in love with this one! I’m really hoping that the next book in the series gets just as pretty a cover as this one.
Now, for what’s inside…
NIcolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have turned her into a servant in her own home.
Then, on her sixteenth birthday, Nicolette discovers a secret workshop in the cellar and begins to dare to imagine a life for herself. Could the mysterious books and tools hidden there – and the mechanical menagerie, led by a tiny metal horse named Jules – be the key to escaping her dreary existence? With a technological exposition and royal ball on the horizon, the timing might just be perfect for Nicolette to earn her freedom at last.
The inside of this book is just as surprising and beautiful as the outside. In this Cinderella-retelling Cinderella isn’t looking for a prince to rescue her. This tale is about a girl who discovers that the key to happines lies within herself and that life is what you make of it. And that sometimes friends can become the family you never had.
This book is for everyone that likes a little bit of steampunk, weird animals that have a mind of their own, a heroine who can handle herself and stands up for herself and her friends, and a prince charming that turns out to be a better friend than a boyfriend.