Lady of Devices - Shelley Adina

Lady of Devices

By Shelley Adina

  • Release Date: 2011-05-29
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 149 Ratings

Description

Book 1 of the Magnificent Devices series!

London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin’s son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world. 

At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire’s talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It’s not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices. 

When she meets Andrew Malvern, a member of the Royal Society of Engineers, she realizes her talents may encompass more than the invention of explosive devices. They may help her realize her dreams and his . . . if they can both stay alive long enough to see that sometimes the closest friendships can trigger the greatest betrayals . . .

Reviews

  • Too short but good

    4
    By Drachie
    Far to short to be considered a novel. Otherwise, a good story of a bit hypocritical at times.
  • Page turner

    5
    By One book worm
    The plot is strong... Love the way the story flows.. The Victorian time frame is very enjoyable ....
  • Excellent Start

    5
    By LRLee
    It started off slowly but ramped up quickly. Exciting and an intriguing introduction to an alternative future. Looking forward to reading the next book
  • Left me wanting more

    5
    By seekerbee
    Happy to know this is a series yet each book finishes a story so that we are not left hanging.
  • Great Read!!

    5
    By Callmeouch
    Great read, fast intelligent very entertaining. Cannot wait to read the whole series. My kind of story telling, and that is exactly what this is, great storytelling. Highly recommended, Ouch
  • Fun Steampunk with strong female protagonists.

    4
    By Thirteen Crows
    I ripped through every novel from book 1 through 7 and enjoyed them immensely. Sure, the plots aren't complicated and might be too cute for some hard core scifi readers. However, they were exactly what I was looking for. I recommend them for any age.
  • Great book

    5
    By Crystalk96
    I found this book very interesting and funny. A good mix of Scifi & Victorian history.
  • lady of Devices

    5
    By Word Nut 2011
    This book was so funny, I think it should be made into a movie!
  • An awesome treasure of a read

    5
    By SilverMythago
    This novel surprised me, quite entertaining, great characters, and fun!
  • Lady of D

    4
    By Odetojoy
    Fast paced, very entertaining. Hoping the rest of this series is as good.