A stunning debut about a magician’s apprentice and a one-winged princess who must vanquish the mechanical monsters that stalk the streets and threaten the faerie kingdom.

Aspiring inventor and magician’s apprentice Felix Carmer III would rather be tinkering with his latest experiments than sawing girls in half on stage, but with Antoine the Amazifier’s show a tomato’s throw away from going under, Carmer is determined to win the cash prize in the biggest magic competition in Skemantis. When fate throws Carmer across the path of fiery, flightless faerie princess Grit (do not call her Grettifrida), they strike a deal. If Carmer will help Grit investigate a string of faerie disappearances, she’ll use her very real magic to give his mechanical illusions a much-needed boost against the competition. But Carmer and Grit soon discover they’re not the only duo trying to pair magic with machine – and the combination can be deadly.

In this story perfect for readers of the Lockwood & Co and Wildwood series, Sarah Jean Horwitz takes readers on a thrilling journey through a magical wooded fairyland and steampunk streets where terrifying automata cats lurk in the shadows and a mad scientist’s newest mechanical invention might be more menace than miracle.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published on March 13, 2018 by Algonquin Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1616208023
ISBN-13: 9781616208028
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    artpandaSaturday, August 5, 2017 at 11:13 am55 stars
    this world of magic and fantasy will certainly amaze you and all the events that happen are mostly adventurous and very intriguing. I would like to introduce you to the world of Carmer and grit the (two main characters) and I would like to introduce carmer a magician's apprentice and there is also an sad story that later you might find out, and grit on the other hand is a FIERCE fairy princess, she was born with only one wing (which she get teased about) but she makes up for it with her fierce skills and she even trained a stray owl! I hope you will read this book and you will enjoy it , I would recommend this book to the readers that love adventure and fantasy.

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