About the Book
Trenton Colman is a creative thirteen-year-old boy with a knack for all things mechanical. But his talents are viewed with suspicion in Cove, a steam-powered city built inside a mountain. In Cove, creativity is a crime and “invention” is a curse word.
Kallista Babbage is a repair technician and daughter of the notorious Leo Babbage, whose father died in an explosion—an event the leaders of Cove point to as an example of the danger of creativity.
Working together, Trenton and Kallista learn that Leo Babbage was developing a secret project before he perished. Following clues he left behind, they begin to assemble a strange machine that is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. They soon discover that what they are building may threaten every truth their city is founded on—and quite possibly their very lives.
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About the Author
J. Scott Savage is the author of the Farworld series, the Case File 13 series, and the Mysteries of Cove series. He grew up in Northern California and now lives in Utah with his wife and four children.
Scott has held too many jobs to count, including: a mall Santa, French chef, CEO of a dot com, plumber, radio station talk show host, and the guy who sits in the little photo developing booth. He has completed one marathon and hopes to complete another when the memories finally fade away. He loves reading, writing, camping, playing games with his family, and especially hearing from and meeting his readers.
From page one, J. Scott Savage has written a brilliantly captivating and enticing story that readers will thoroughly enjoy. This book is a fast paced, exciting, and thrilling read. It is filled with fun characters, as well as a fantastic storyline about teenage inventors in a world where inventing is not allowed. It’s about a civilization that doesn’t know it’s true past and lives a mundane life, until the past starts to reveal itself. This is a book that teens will absolutely not be able to put down. It has plenty of excitement to entice all.
Series: Mysteries of Cove
Genre: young adult, middle grade, fantasy, science fiction, steam punk, dystopian
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date: September 29, 2015
Number of pages: 312
A review copy of this novel was provided by Shadow Mountain Publishing. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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