By: Shanna Swendson
Release Date: July 12th 2016
Publisher: NLA Digital
Tea, Love … and Revolution!
The Rebel Mechanics aren’t the only group plotting revolution against the magical British Empire. There are rebel magisters, as well, and Verity Newton and her magister employer, Lord Henry, know that the only way for the revolution to succeed is if both groups work together. A diplomatic mission seems like the perfect opportunity for them to meet with rebels in other colonies and gather support—right under the governor’s nose.
From drawing rooms, ballrooms, and the harbor in Boston to the streets of Charleston, Verity and Henry find themselves up against stubborn factions of both magisters and Mechanics and increasingly aware that they can only really count on each other as their relationship deepens. It may take a real crisis to unite the rebel movements and rally them to the cause—but could such a crisis also tear them apart?
I absolutely adored Rebel Mechanics, book 1 of this series. It was so beautifully done and I fell head over heels in love with Lord Henry. I was so excited to read this next installment and see what Verity was up to.
This novel was very much in the same vein as the first book. The pacing was even and the characters stayed true to themselves. Once again I loved Verity and especially enjoyed her scenes (far too few for my taste though) with Henry. This time around we did get to know some of her charges- especially the eldest, Flora. I love that no one was exactly as they are face value. You never know who might be thinking of revolution.
In the last book Verity became aware that her Rebel Mechanics had deceived her to get her to be part of goals- I liked that Verity didn’t forget this fact. She still wasn’t trusting them 100% though she could understand the motivations behind their actions. In this novel Verity, in essence, becomes the bridge between her Mechanics and the Magisters that want things to change too. I loved how complicated things could be between these true groups and how pulled Verity was to both sides.
And, my favorite part, the relationship between Henry and Verity- we get a few amazing moments but I need mooooore. There are never enough pages between these two. They have the perfect chemistry and banter and I want oh so much more. There will be another book so I’m hoping they will have even more time together.
Rebel Magisters was so much fun to read and was one of those books you can easily sink into and lose a few hours. I love how quickly paced this series is though you don’t lose any of the character depth and investment.