Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Wingsnatchers by Sarah Jean Horwitz - ESSENTIAL

Horwitz, Sarah Jean The Wingsnatchers (Carmer and Grit #1) 360 pgs, Algonquin Young Readers, $17.95, Language:G(0 swears, 0 “F”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G/PG;  

Felix Cassius Tiberius Carmer III is a magician's apprentice who is fascinated with mechanics.  The good news is that there are plenty of opportunities for a young machinist in Skemantian (the steampunk capital of the world).  When Carmer, his fellow assistant, and his master travel there, Carmer gets mixed up with the faerie princess Grit. Together they start investigating the disappearance of the Fae and work to help the Amazifier, Carmer’s master.  Soon they realize the the problem is much bigger than they had previously believed.  

This book was very entertaining and fun to read.  It was especially fun to read about the fictional steampunk era of time and about two young heroes. Violence is G/PG because there is some fighting between the Fae and the villain, but not a ton of gore.

EL, MS - ESSENTIAL Student Reviewer: JM (9th grade)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Sounds like I need to add this to my collection. Thanks for the review!