Friday, September 25, 2015

Fires of Invention

Trenton Colman is a creative thirteen-year-old boy with a knack for all things mechanical. But his talents are viewed with suspicion in Cove, a steam-powered city built inside a mountain. In Cove, creativity is a crime and “invention” is a curse word.

Kallista Babbage is a repair technician and daughter of the notorious Leo Babbage, whose father died in an explosion—an event the leaders of Cove point to as an example of the danger of creativity.

Working together, Trenton and Kallista learn that Leo Babbage was developing a secret project before he perished. Following clues he left behind, they begin to assemble a strange machine that is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. They soon discover that what they are building may threaten every truth their city is founded on—and quite possibly their very lives.

My Review:

Five out of five stars

Popular young adult author J. Scott Savage delivers another thrilling adventure sure to excite young readers. His latest young adult series, Mysteries of Cove, starts with a bang. Cool inventions, dangerous secrets, and a wild ride that excites the imagination in readers of all ages with a hint of fantasy.

Wow! I loved, loved this book. I was sold from the moment I saw the cover.  A mechanical dragon? Yes, please! I’m a sucker for all things dragons. Then he threw in a city built into a mountain, a society that outlawed creativity and inventions, and a dangerous secret. Who can resist that? I loved seeing how a society that outlawed any form of improvement could function. The Chancellor was a huge annoyance and I enjoyed how he was dealt with in the end. Trenton and Kallista’s friendship, with its rocky start, warmed my heart at how they worked together to save their city. Trenton's character had great growth as he went from fearful follower to someone who believed in their own abilities.


Content: Clean
Purchase Links: Amazon or Deseretbook

Source: Paperback from publisher

1 comment:

  1. Wow this sounds really good! I'm also a sucker for dragons haha :) thanks for sharing this!!

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