Brimming with mystery and treasure, this action packed tale sends a boy in need of luck and girl in need of a friend on an adventure that will change their lives forever Meet George, the third Lord of Devonshire and the unluckiest boy in London Why is George so unlucky First, he s an orphan Second, unless he sells everything, he s about to lose his house So when his family s last heirloom, a priceless map to the Star of Victory a unique gem said to bring its owner success in any battle is stolen by a nefarious group of criminals, George knows that there is no one less lucky or alone than he is That is until Ada Byron, the future Countess of Lovelace, bursts into his life She promises to help George recover his family legacy, and is determined to find her own father along the way all in a flying machine she built herself Joined by a mischievous orangutan and the long lost son of an infamous pirate, Ada and George take off on a cross continent journey through the skies that will change their lives, and perhaps the world, forever....
|Title||:||The Inventors at No. 8|
|Publisher||:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers May 8, 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|File Size||:||784 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Inventors at No. 8 Reviews
The first few paragraphs of The Inventors at No. 8 sweeps aside a family – and several servants – in a one-day streak of bad luck that spares only the third Lord Devonshire (George to his friends) and one elderly manservant. The storyline feels like a mashup of A Series of Unfortunate Events and Artemis Fowl in some ways. It’s a quirky bad-luck-strewn steampunk romp through a bygone era, as George teams up with Ada, the daughter of Lord Byron, and Oscar, the son of a famous pirate, to recover his family’s stolen treasure. It’s a huge step for George as he’s pretty much agoraphobic trying to keep his bad luck from sucking in any more victims. In addition to finding his family’s missing treasure, the trio are also searching for Ada’s and Oscar’s fathers.
When both your young reader and you finish a book and hope a sequel is planned, you know that you have found a special author. A. M. Morgen is one of those authors. Her debut novel “The Inventors at No. 8” pulls you into the story and the lives of its interesting characters.
My 12 year old 7th grader is an avid reader. Here is her review: