By working at her grandfather’s repair shop, sorting the small gears and dusting the curio cabinet inside, Grey has tried to stay unnoticed—or as unnoticed as a tall, strong girl can in a town of diminutive, underdeveloped citizens. Then her best friend, Whit, is caught by the Chemists’ enforcers after trying to protect Grey one night, and after seeing the extent of his punishment, suddenly taking risks seems the only decision she can make.
But with the risk comes the reality that the Chemists know her family’s secret, and the Chemists soon decide to use her for their own purposes. Panicked, Grey retreats to the only safe place she knows—her grandfather’s shop. There, however, a larger secret confronts her when her touch unlocks the old curio cabinet in the corner and reveals a world where porcelain and clockwork people are real. There, she could find the key that may save Whit’s life and also end the Chemists’ dark rule forever
When I got this I was so excited this cover is so pretty and well I'm all for Steampunk! But this book shortly in just made me want to fall asleep. I actually dropped the book and hit myself in the face because I had dozed off. I only got to page 50 and that took me over an hour to do. For this reader this story had nothing to keep me reading and was so slow that I fell sleep reading it.
I really loved the idea of that these people have to take some supplement to stay alive for some reason their bodies don't process food like we do. However, Grey's dad and granddad's bodies are fine.
I really liked the start but it felt like we were dropped into an already going story and although I didnt feel lost per say I felt like the story started fast then dwindled down to a slow crawl. I wish the book would have been faster paced.
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