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When Verity Newton comes to New York City to serve as young governess to one of the leading magical families, she accidentally befriends several rebel mechanics. They recruit her as the perfect spy to gain inside information on the magister class in a magical Gilded Age New York. Even though Verity fights for the rebel cause, she's torn because she feels more at home with the blue-blood Lyndon children and their young guardian uncle than she ever did with her own family. She also feels the strain of her own secret, which would turn the rebels against her and cause her to be shut away by the magisters: She's half magical herself - born of an illicit relationship between her mother and a magister man. Her very existence is seen as a threat to the purity of the magical bloodline.
Meanwhile her employer, Lord Henry, has his own secret. Verity is increasingly convinced that he's the Robin Hood-like leader of a band of magical rebels working to free the colonies from British rule. As the actions of the rebel mechanics and the rebel magisters gain the attention of the Crown, Verity realizes that it will take both groups to achieve American independence, and she's uniquely situated to bring them together - that is if they can survive long enough once the city comes under martial law and the British forces stop at nothing to uncover the rebels and seize their machines.
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By Elaine M. Gustainis on 07-17-15
Shanna Swendson is brilliant!
What did you love best about Rebel Mechanics?
This is TOTALLY a fun story. Her Fairy Tale series is good and her Katie Chandler series is absolutely terrific. This series is really, really good. I can't wait for it to evolve.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Oh, Henry is wonderful. Alex is good, but I love the absent-minded professor who turns out to be super-spy the best.
Have you listened to any of Liz Pearce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I'm not sure I have. I'll have to check that out.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It wasn't one sitting, but it was one day, but only because I kept getting interrupted.
Any additional comments?
There is noting as good as Shanna's Katie Chandler series (although I have to wait a little bit to see if I can get used to the reader - I've read the first 4 books so many times, the reader didn't sound good to my ears), but this comes in a close second. The future books will tell. Thanks, Shanna.
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