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In The Midnight Hour

In Shanna Swendson’s Rebel Mechanics, magic is a gift of the nobility—and industry is the yell of the revolution.

In The Midnight Hour

BOOK REPORT for Rebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics #1) by Shanna Swendson

Cover Story: Fancy Gear
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: What If, With Magic
Bonus Factors: Steampunk, Robin Hood
Anti-Bonus Factor: Series Starter
Relationship Status: Let’s Be Friends (No, Really)

In a universe not unlike our own, what might have been different had the British ruling class controlled with magic rather than might? The Industrial Revolution—and the American Revolution—might never have happened.

Check out my full review over at our series on Kirkus.

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.