When a wealthy sorcerer hires Nimira to sing with a mysterious piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it will be the start of a better life. But at the sorcerer’s estate, rumors swirl about ghosts, a madwoman, and fairies that are tortured for sport. When Nimira discovers-and falls for-the spirit of a fairy gentleman trapped in the automaton, she will also find the fate of the magical world in her hands.
About the Author
JACLYN DOLAMORE is the author of Magic under Glass and Between the Sea and Sky. She spent her childhood reading as many books as she could lug home from the library and playing elaborate pretend games with her sister. She has a passion for history, thrift stores, vintage dresses, David Bowie, drawing, and organic food. She lives with her partner and two black tabbies.
- Reading level: Ages 9-12
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books (May 24, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1599905876
- ISBN-13: 978-1599905877
SOURCE; AROUND THE WORLD ARC TOURS
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT
I just thought this was such a wonderful read and it really combines a wonderful paranormal romance with steampunk fantasy. Although this book is geared towards younger teen readers, most adult who like either of these genres will definitely fall in love with Nimira, the main character. It reminded me somewhat of a classic fairy tale like Beauty and the Beast. The story quickly evolves and you will find yourself staying up late to finish this one. Now I wonder when the next one will be released since it left me hanging.