Monday, July 21, 2014

Bibliophile's Corner

Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times
by Emma Trevayne

Flap Copy Description:
Ten-year-old Jack Foster has stepped through a doorway and into quite a different London.

Londinium is a smoky, dark, and dangerous place, home to mischievous metal faeries and fearsome clockwork dragons that breathe scalding steam. The people wear goggles to protect their eyes, brass grill insets in their nostrils to filter air, and mechanical limbs to replace missing ones. The Gearwing grants wishes - or it did before it was broken - before it was killed. But some things don't stay dead forever.

My Thoughts:
The latest release from Emma Trevayne is both imaginative and inventive. The steampunk settings of Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times seem to transport the reader to the parallel world of the metal and magical Londinium. The character arc of the protagonist - Jack Foster - will keep the reader turning the pages of this beautiful book. I would highly recommend this middle grade novel to readers from the ages of eight to twelve!


  1. Holy cannoli! This is one of those books that I want to buy just for the cover- it's GORGEOUS!! Thanks for showcasing it, it sounds awesome.

    1. This IS an awesome book, Leandra. I couldn't agree more about the cover; one of my favorite MG covers I believe. Have a great week!

  2. Our library has a desk where they spotlight newer released MG books. I often find ones you've reviewed. I'll have to look for this one!

    1. I think you'll like it, Sara. Have a fantastic week!