Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

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Science Fiction Series Book 1


I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is set to release February 12, 2019. Although it also looks like it may have been released in 2016? I’m a bit confused on that point.

What is it about?

Lily is a 13 year old girl sent to a boarding school in Victorian England by her father. But when her father disappears she gets dragged out of school and into the kind of adventure she’s always enjoyed reading about. Experiencing it first hand is a little more frightening.

This is a steam punk world with mechanical servants, mechanimal pets, hybrids, steam cars, boats, and zeppelins.

Was it good?

Yes, it was a very interesting story. I really loved the mechanical and steam powered world. The biggest negative about the book would be that the title of the book gives away the big mystery, so there’s really no surprise when you find out that what everyone wants is the “Cogheart”.

A lot of readers on goodreads are classifying this as a middle grade story. It does deal with death and has lots of action in it, some of which gets a bit violent. I’m 29 and I still enjoyed reading it.

Fun Coincidence

Lily’s pet mechanimal is named Malkin. He plays an important role in the book.

Malkin is also the name of the Abbess’ cat in Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. Red Sister is not a middle grade book, but it is awesome so far (30%).

I notice weird coincidences like this all the time.

What is something the last two books you read had in common?

3 thoughts on “Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

  1. This book sounds like a lot of fun! Great review.
    Hmm… the last two books I read didn’t have much in common. One was a children’s biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the other was a historical fantasy about Anastasia Romanov. They both had red on the cover?

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