Today's book reviewer is my thirteen-year-old son who has been reading J. Scott Savage's Mysteries of Cove series. He just finished Gears of Revolution and here are his thoughts:
"I was excited to read the second book after the end of the first one because Fires of Invention left me wanting to find out what happened next. Gears of Revolution was written so well I could really imagine it in my mind. The author gives such great detail, it's like I'm right there.
I like how the author has built the story around a solid plot. It's an awesome adventure story and it really teaches you to care about other people no matter what their background is. My favorite character was Trenton because he is so central to the story. I like how he acts as he tries to find the inventor. The author really has a wide range of characters that are all interesting and different.
Gears of Revolution also ends on a bit of a cliffhanger so I'm excited to get the third one. I wish the author could write faster!"
I'm just starting to read this story myself and I'm really enjoying it as well!
Here's the back copy:
After finding a compass and clues left by Kallista's father, Leo Babbage, Trenton and Kallista head west aboard their homemade mechanical dragon to search for the missing inventor. The two teenagers hope to find answers about their mountain city of Cove, but instead, they find only a blackened forest, ruined buildings, and a small underground city
Almost immediately, Trenton and Kallista are caught up in a civil war between a clan of scavengers called Whipjacks and the Order of the Beast, people who believe that dragons are immortal and divine.
Stranded in a new city, the two friends meet Plucky, a Whipjack girl with mechanical legs, and Ander, a young member of the Order who claims humans are able to communicate with dragons. Can they trust anyone, or have they unknowingly stepped into a trap?
And high above in the sky, the dragons are gathering . . .
You can preorder your copy here