Miri has been tasked by the King and Queen to go to a swampy area of the kingdom to teach the royal cousins how to be proper princesses. UnfortunatelyMiri has been tasked by the King and Queen to go to a swampy area of the kingdom to teach the royal cousins how to be proper princesses. Unfortunately when she arrives she finds that the girls have been so focused on staying alive and finding enough to eat that they don’t have any time to worry about non-essential things like deportment, history, or reading. Miri knows the girls should have been getting a stipend from the King and Queen, so where is the money going and can Miri get it back? Someone is controlling the mail, the money, and Miri’s letters pleading for help. She is on her own in a place so different from her mountain home that it seems like she’s already failed before she can even start. Can Miri fix all these problems teach the royal cousins and unravel the mysteries that have been long hidden in the swamp? This was an astounding end to a series that I wish didn’t have to end. For those who have read the other two and can’t wait to read more set in this world....more
I love this series and cannot wait to read the fourth book. I was able to get an advanced reader’s copy of this book through my work. I will try to giI love this series and cannot wait to read the fourth book. I was able to get an advanced reader’s copy of this book through my work. I will try to give a summary without giving away too much.
Archie is moping, and only Mr. Rivets, a free robot, knows how to get him out of his funk and realize that the league of seven needs him. Philomena is on a warpath carving her way from one coast to another seeking revenge for her childhood. We finally get to meet the rest of the league of seven and how they all fit together as well as learn about the different types of people who live around this alternative history America.
Can these seven heroes fight an entire monster army? Will they be able to keep Archie from losing himself again? A great read, a very fun series, if you have read the other two you will really enjoy this one as well. ...more
Archie knows that he is part of the new League of Seven and can’t wait to start going on adventures with Hatchie and Fergus. But Hatchie is consumed bArchie knows that he is part of the new League of Seven and can’t wait to start going on adventures with Hatchie and Fergus. But Hatchie is consumed by her need for revenge and decides to follow the only lead she has to New Orleans. The massacre of every man in her village haunts her and she cannot rest or even fight the monsters she knows she must until she knows who and why. What she finds first is a terrible monster trying all it can to destroy New Orleans and what she finds second might destroy her. Archie has to go alone with Mr. Rivets to track down the Dragon Lantern a dangerous artifact that a fox eared girl who can shape shift has stolen from him. Along the way Archie discovers another hero or two and a dark secret that the Septemberists have long since buried and walked away from. With so much secrecy can Archie keep the new league together or will he crack? An amazing read, fast and interesting. For fans of Percy Jackson, Steam punk, and alternative history America. Fifth grade on up this is a series that I can’t wait to go out and buy for myself and read them again. ...more
Archie thinks he knows everything about the Septemberist society. His family has been working for this secret organization for generations. When the mArchie thinks he knows everything about the Septemberist society. His family has been working for this secret organization for generations. When the main headquarters is under attack and his parents are under the influence of some sort of terrible parasite its up to Archie and Mr. Rivets an old family retainer to stop them from awakening the terrible monster that lives in a puzzle trap put there hundreds of years ago. There are monsters all over the world and when they start to wake up they wreak havoc and chaos wherever they go. Luckily when the world needs them a League of Seven appears and forms. There are always seven heroes and there is always – a Maker, Warrior, Hero, Trickster, Scientist, Law bringer, and a Shadow. These seven must work together to fight the ancient monsters. Archie has always dreamed of being the Hero. He loves the stories of Theseus an ancient League of Seven Member who was the Hero/Leader of his generation.
Mixing the old myths into this world is very well done. I really enjoyed this Steam Punk America, with some alternative history, and mythology thrown in. Fast paced, action packed, this book was amazing. I’m a little bummed I haven’t ever heard of it before. For fans of Riordan, Kenneth Oppel, and Scott Westerfeld this series might read a little lower than Oppel and Westerfeld but has the plot and writing to interest those who enjoy them.
Typically I don’t really enjoy it when authors throw random historical figures into their books but in this one I loved it. It was fun and done in a way that it didn’t feel forced or crammed in. This is a great book and I am so happy that I was able to read it and can’t wait to see where this series goes. For boys and girls 5th grade on up! ...more
I was able to read this as an uncorrected proof/ pre-read through my work.
Set in the future where there aren’t any planets there are just different pI was able to read this as an uncorrected proof/ pre-read through my work.
Set in the future where there aren’t any planets there are just different plateaus floating in space with magic. Anne is an orphan who has to mine until she is free to leave at 13. Her and her friends dream of escaping and becoming Adventurers finding lost treasures, using magic, and rescuing prince’s from their towers. The orphanage is not a place you want to stay in or think about too much even if you are stuck there. Anne sneaks in and out of the library to read to the others. Her last day at the orphanage, she and the other 13 year olds get to hitch a ride on the supply ship that stops by once a year, until she is told by the headmistress that since her 13th birthday isn’t until the day after the supply ship arrives she has to wait another year. Another year working in the mines, another year with dirt caked into her skin, eating gruel she decides to escape. She finds the book “Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes” but there’s hardly anything written in it it’s a dud… until it’s not.
The book is more than she thinks, and with the help of her friend Penelope, a gauntlet, the rules of adventuring, and a school that only has three students Anne has to fulfill a prophesy and save the worlds. Chalk full of dragons, magic, and robots this was a great read! I loved it, and I am super excited for this to be a series and can’t wait to see where it goes. A fun read that girls and boys fourth grade on up will enjoy if they like fantasy and sci-fi.
If you are like me and an adult who loves kid books you will also enjoy this book and it’s fun little asides, and ‘commentary’ on story book tropes and themes. ...more
What a fun read, I love these books. Carriger is my guilty pleasures. Who doesn’t love a good book about a Boarding/Spy school, Victorian, Paranormal,What a fun read, I love these books. Carriger is my guilty pleasures. Who doesn’t love a good book about a Boarding/Spy school, Victorian, Paranormal, Romance, Steampunk, with a dash of tea? I’m going to have to go and read all her books in chronological order so that I don’t get all my people too mixed up! Fun, fast and wonderful what a great way to end this series. One small note one that seemed super out of place was what Lord Mercey ended up doing… but other than that I liked it!! I also really enjoyed how it all connected to her Parasol Protectorate series. ...more