A very special thank you to Tara in Digital Marketing and Publicity Specialist with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers for allowing me access to this Advanced Reading Copy of Venturess!
Make sure you have read Mechanica, Betsy’s imaginative, steampunk retelling of Cinderella, because Venturess is a tale you do not want to miss. It is full of adventure, suspense, and beauty and has an aura of fairy tale nostalgia. Imagine adding characteristics of Peter Pan and Avatar to the story of Cinderella and you will find Venturess.
Venturess will not only continue the story from book one, Mechanica, but it will take you on a new journey. Venturess holds the struggles between right and wrong, humanity and the hunger for power, and imagination and banality. Venturess will find that magical place in your heart, that you never knew needed to be filled, and will nestle itself there.
I could not put this one down! This sequel to Mechanica was everything I expected it to be and so much more! The story continued with the amazing friendship between Nicolette, Caro, and Fin that I absolutely adore, and kept me on my toes with some unexpected twists! I found intrigue in the airship travel, and Captain Wheelock, and felt like the journey to Faerie was a self discovery quest for Nicolette. Faerie felt so real to me and I fell in love with the Fey leader, Talis, and the Fey people. My heart broke toward the end when I learned the truth about the Ashes that powered the automatons, but I felt that ending of the book was fitting and heartwarming!
Definitely a must read for fairy tale lovers! This sequel to Mechanica will not disappoint. Venturess will be one that stays with you always.
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