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Nicolette's awful stepsisters call her "Mechanica" to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother's knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have pushed her into a life of dreary servitude. When she discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her sixteenth birthday--and befriends Jules, a tiny magical metal horse--Nicolette starts to imagine a new life for herself. And the timing may be perfect: There's a technological exposition and a royal ball on the horizon. Determined to invent her own happily-ever-after, Mechanica seeks to wow the prince and eager entrepreneurs alike.
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, c2015.
ISBN: 9780547927718
Branch Call Number: COR
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 22 cm.


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Apr 22, 2018

This book definitely gave me Cinder vibes(because of the description) but Cinder is better. Wouldn't recommend....

Feb 01, 2016

I started reading this book, and it's kinda slow but I'm optimistic because it's gotta whole lotta mystery, and I'm sensing fun things to come into play in the future. Plus, there's an adorable girl-and-horse story right at the centre (just like a kindle toy) which made my heart melt. So I'm waiting, and waiting, and waiting. Reaching almost to the end I realize I'm never gonna get the answers I was looking for. And I'm so sad because what do I do with all this curiosity now?!

Jan 29, 2016

I loved this book! It is an awesome Cinderella story. I love the little glass horse, and the ending was amazing! I recommend it to anyone who likes Cinderella. It is so good, I think it should be a movie!

quagga Sep 21, 2015

Fairytale retellings are always a treat. Best of all is when they are as surprising as Betsy Cornwell's steampunk feminist version of Cinderella.

Aug 25, 2015

I know this author! We were in the Notre Dame MFA program together! :)

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