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"Exciting, Fresh, Fun" The Girl and the Clockwork Cat by @Author_NikkiMc #steampunk



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The Girl and the Clockwork Cat

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The Girl and the Clockwork Cat

Written by Nikki McCormack

Genre: Steampunk

           



Feisty teenage thief Maeko and her maybe-more-than-friend Chaff have scraped out an existence in Victorian London’s gritty streets, but after a near-disastrous heist leads her to a mysterious clockwork cat and two dead bodies, she’s thrust into a murder mystery that may cost her everything she holds dear.

Her only allies are Chaff, the cat, and Ash, the son of the only murder suspect, who offers her enough money to finally get off the streets if she’ll help him find the real killer.

What starts as a simple search ultimately reveals a conspiracy stretching across the entire city. And as Maeko and Chaff discover feelings for each other neither was prepared to admit, she’s forced to choose whether she’ll stay with him or finally escape the life of a street rat. But with danger closing in around them, the only way any of them will get out of this alive is if all of them work together.



An excerpt from

The Girl and the Clockwork Cat



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Fans are saying


Exciting, Fresh, Fun, and Beautifully Written!

The Girl and the Clockwork Cat is a very entertaining and fun book about a plucky and clever teenage girl. I loved the fact that Maeko is half Japanese, and that issue is handled realistically.

What impressed me most was the quality of Ms. McCormack’s writing: very elegant and truly Victorian; it feels like a Dickens novel! I loved that she was careful to use the words and vocabulary of the era. It might be a Steampunk novel; the language felt more genuine than most true historical novels.

It’s a YA novel, full of adventures and will enchant everyone regardless of age, especially anyone who loves Steampunk and the English language: it is superbly written!



McCormack combines two of my favorite things (steampunk and cats)

I went into The Girl and the Clockwork Cat thinking it'd be a cute, light story to read, but it's so much more than that. McCormack combines two of my favorite things (steampunk and cats).

Also, she doesn't pull any punches when it comes to dealing with life on the streets, and her sensory descriptions make Maeko's life seem very real. The characters themselves also come across a realistic and easy to relate to. Furthermore, McCormack's world-building is top notch. I really enjoyed every aspect of this book.

Overall, I'd recommend this story to anyone who loves a good steampunk read, but is looking for something a little bit different. This book has heart, and it is easy to get lost in the world that McCormack created. Do yourself a favor and give this novel a try.



Author Bio

Nikki McCormack


Nikki started writing her first novel at the age of 12, which she still has tucked in a briefcase in her home office, waiting for the right moment. Despite a successful short story publication with Cricket Magazine in 2007, she continued to treat her writing addiction as a hobby until a drop in the economy presented her with an abundance of free time that she used to focus on making it her career.

Nikki lives in the magnificent Pacific Northwest tending to her husband and three cats suffering varying stages of neurosis. She feeds her imagination by sitting on the ocean in her kayak gazing out across the never-ending water or hanging from a rope in a cave, embraced by darkness and the sound of dripping water. She finds peace through practicing iaido or shooting her longbow.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Girl and the Clockwork Cat by Nikki McCormack

The Girl and the Clockwork Cat

by Nikki McCormack

Giveaway ends October 23, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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