Author: Peter Bunzl
Publication Date: February 12th, 2019
Rating: 4 stars
eARC provided by publisher through NetGalley
Cogheart follows Lily as she attempts to find out what happened to her father with the help from Robert, a clockmaker’s son. It is a charming middle grade read and is good for both boys and girls who love science fiction/steam punk or even inventing things. Lily and Robert are both wonderful characters and they grow throughout the book, especially Robert. I think to most kids they would be very relateable.
I love when books have a bit of steam punk and the mechanical fox in this book was great! I wish I had one myself. The setting is also fantastic as it is set in Victorian London. The setting and some of the mechanical elements reminds me a lot of Philip Reeve’s book, The Mortal Engine.
Although some parts felt a little too slow, it was still a great read and would recommend to anyone who has kids or for people who just like to read middle grade books!