Magnificent Devices 2- Her Own Devices by Shelley Adina

Maginficent Devices, Book Two
ASIN: B006P962QG, e-Book
If you like steampunk stories by Cherie Priest and Gail Carriger, you’ll love Her Own Devices, the sequel to Shelley Adina’s bestselling Lady of Devices.

Escaped lunatics, lost children, vengeful lords, and love. Really, the situation is becoming quite impossible.

Seventeen-year-old Lady Claire Trevelyan, left alone after the Arabian Bubble financial disaster claims home and family, now leads the cleverest gang in the London underworld. Between outwitting a rival gang, inventing a device that will net her and her scientist employer worldwide fame, and keeping her mother from marrying her off, she can almost forget that a powerful lord wants to get closer ... and if he succeeds, can destroy it all with a single word ...

I wasn't paying attention, and before I knew it I'd missed this book completely. Now I'm so excited to get home from work and sink back into this series. The first book was fast paced, fascinating, but too short! I'm so glad I can continue the story with Her Own Devices.

Book One
Magnificent Devices, Book One
ISBN-13: 9781463549992 paperback, 202 pages.
London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin's son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world.

At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire's talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It's not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices.

When she meets Andrew Malvern, a member of the Royal Society of Engineers, she realizes her talents may encompass more than the invention of explosive devices. They may help her realize her dreams and his . . . if they can both stay alive long enough to see that sometimes the closest friendships can trigger the greatest betrayals . . .


UK said...

Lady Claire is a wondeful creation. I very much enjoyed this novel, and I have been waiting a long time for it. The only thing I regret isthat I felt it was too short. While this is a wonderful traditional novel, these day I have come to expect something much longer, and I can't help feeling that the reader would have been better served by a longer story with greater hardships to be endured and mastered. After all, Lady Claire has rebuilt her life from ashes.

perla said...

Yes, too short. But very interesting.