Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Book Review: "Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention"

Dear friends,

The following review was written by my 13 year old daughter, who LOVED the book! She is an aspiring writer, herself, and I think she does a great job with her review.

Several of my other children also read this book and really enjoyed it, as well. I can't recommend this kind of family-friendly, fun, and exciting reading enough to other families. Happy reading!!! 

{Disclaimer: We received an Advance Reader Copy of this book free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions presented in this post are our family's own. ~Mama Rachel}

Book Review on 
Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention
By Dierdre K--

The book "Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention" by J. Scott Savage to me is an amazing piece of work. It has adventure, discovery, teamwork, humor, family, creativity, and invention.

This book is about a thirteen year old boy named Trenton Coleman who enjoys machinery. But in Cove, (a steam-powered city inside a mountain) they consider anything new, or improved a crime and therefore “invention” is a curse word.

Trenton meets a girl named Kallista Babbage, the daughter of Leo Babbage who perished in an explosion.

They soon work together and learn that Kallista’s father was working on a secret project before he died. They follow what clues he left behind, and begin to piece together a strange machine that is unlike anything they’ve known. Discovering that what they built may be a threat to what all of Cove is founded on--and maybe even their very lives.

As part of my review, I would say this book is very well written, and very engaging. I could hardly put the book down as I read. I kept telling myself, just one more chapter.

A quote in this that stuck out to me was, “All this time, I’ve been thinking that I needed things--objects--to remember him by. Now that they’re gone, I realize I don’t need his books or tools. I have my memories of him. And he gave me the gift of flight and knowledge. No one take those things from me. Thank you for helping me realize that.”

One thing in this is I love how Trenton’s relationship with his mother grows stronger, and she comes understand his love for mechanics. Family is most important and this book shows it.

Love, Mama Rachel

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this review. We're always on the lookout for engaging, good reads!


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