After her parents died in a fire and her grandfather disappeared, Meg Whitlock thought her life had come to a standstill. But when she learned that the pocket watch her grandfather left her was really an intricate key, Meg, with the help of a stable hand named Will, uncovered the Amusementists: members of an elite secret society dedicated to discovery and shrouded in mystery.
Now the Amusementists are convening in London, and Meg is determined to join their ranks. But being the first girl in the Order has its difficulties, and with Will away in Scotland Meg fears she can’t trust anyone but herself. Her worries are only supported by the sabotage happening at the academy, with each altered invention being more harmful than the last.
With threats lurking around every corner, and while trying to prove her worth as the first female Amusementist, Meg must uncover the identity of the academy’s saboteur before the botched devices become deadly. And after she finds evidence of a sinister and forbidden invention, Meg must stop it – or risk the entire future of the Amusementists.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kristin Bailey grew up in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley in California. As a kid she enjoyed visiting the beach, camping and skiing with her two brothers.
Now she is a military wife and mother of two young children. She is also terrible about spoiling her pets. She has one fluffy mutt, two cats who think they own the world, and a fish tank with a quartet of fat fish, and two secretive striped ninja-assassin snails.
In the course of her adventures, she has worked as a zookeeper, balloon artist, and substitute teacher. Now she enjoys writing books for teens who enjoy mystery and adventure as much as she does.
http://www.kristinbailey.com | twitter.com/KBaileyBooks
The cover is the hook for me, I love a pretty or an exciting cover.
Then you easy or hit with first paragraph to bring it home, and that’s what this story did for me.
I call it lost in fantasy***
Once you read this amazing book you will ask yourself why haven’t I read it before now?
Filled with mystery, secret, and betrayal with a touch of romance, once you start reading you will not put it down. Meg is one of my favorite characters in this whole book, you will watch her grow stronger as the story unfolds. I recommend that you read book one to get a better feel for this one. This is a fast pace story and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
A really great read****