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Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina
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Claire Trevelyan has been raised the high society of Victorian London with the expectation that she marry well. Of course, that is not Claire's aspiration at all. Instead, on the cusp of her graduation she hopes to join the Wit side of culture and leaves the Bloods behind. That is to say, she hopes to attend college and become a scientist.

Upon graduation, family tragedy strikes, and not both options for her future are impossibilities. Setting out to find herself employment, Claire comes across a group of young pickpockets and set out to turn their lives around, in the process becoming the Lady of Devices.

Lady of Devices is original and fun, fast-paced and pleasurable. Any modern girl can sympathize with Claire's blight, cheering her on every time she does what girls just aren't supposed to do. However, Claire's upbringing often leaves her blind to her own prejudices and assumptions, with the readers only hope that she grows up a bit as the series continues.

Unfortunately, the tale is much too short to allow you to really know any of the side characters. Just as I was truly getting into the story it was over and that was quiet upsetting. It really felt as if I had only read a few chapters rather than an entire book.

I hope that further stories are more developed and a bit longer allowing the reader to feel like they really have something to sink their teeth into.
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