The King's Mechanic: Beauty and the Beast by Katharina Gerlach
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The only reason Luna Ramirez isn't locked up in the castle's dungeon is because she's a great mechanic and the King wants her to fix the machine that the Royal Mechanic invented before he went missing. When the King crashes the machine and nearly dies, Luna finds herself in worse trouble than before - now she has to do all she can to keep him alive, both for her own protection and for the good of the kingdom.
The King's Mechanic is a steampunk-esque tale of court intrigue, which reminds me a little vaguely of Here Be Monsters! (maybe just the inventions bit). It's a little whimsical with a very likeable and spunky female protagonist.
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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