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Grades 6 - 8Grades 4 - 10n/a6.574015
A New York Times Bestseller

Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have pushed her into a life of dreary servitude. When she discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her sixteenth birthday—and befriends Jules, a tiny magical metal horse—Nicolette starts to imagine a new life for herself. And the timing may be perfect: There’s a technological exposition and a royal ball on the horizon. Determined to invent her own happily-ever-after, Mechanica seeks to wow the prince and eager entrepreneurs alike.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on August 25, 2015 by Clarion Books
ISBN-10: 0547927711
ISBN-13: 9780547927718
7 Book Reviews
  • diamond897
    diamond897Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 5:52 pm55 stars
    In this book I liked how it was a cinderella story but the girl was more independent and did things for herself. She was also very self sufficiant. She also accomplished alot and did her own work.
    • dubthenarwhalsWednesday, October 19, 2016 at 6:59 pm
      This Book Is Amazing If You Like Fantasy & Clockworks =D, I Recommend It, Which Is Alot Considering I Read More Than Umm... I Think I Forgot How Many Books I Have Read
      • supermoo47
        supermoo47Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 8:29 am
        Sooo iit's kinda a cinderella story? Sounds intresting can't wait to read it!!!
        • misstan
          misstanWednesday, August 5, 2015 at 3:06 pm55 stars
          guys you got to read it. it's so good.
          • misstan
            misstanWednesday, August 5, 2015 at 3:07 pm55 stars
            this a goooooooooooooooood book
            • misstan
              misstanWednesday, August 5, 2015 at 3:12 pm55 stars
              fun for everyone
              • supermoo47
                supermoo47Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 8:29 am
                Thanks for the advice!!!! I'd really love to read it!!