I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Dastardly Plot by Christopher Healy
Series: A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #1
Published by Walden Pond Press on September 25, 2018
The adventure series, called A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem, is set during America’s “age of industry and invention,” and is inspired by the works of Jules Verne.
I always enjoy strong female characters and with a world against them, I love to see how they rise above and become more than they could imagine. A Dastardly Plot is one of those stories. Molly is the daughter of an inventor who has not been recognized because of her gender. Since her father passed away, Molly has quit school and sells pickles in order to help her mother have time to invent. When they gain the opportunity to display her flying invention at the World Fair, she thinks all her and her mother’s troubles have ended. Of course, that privilege is revoked quickly and given to an official guild member (men only). They venture off to sabotage the inventor to gain back their spot and find a world of trouble – including a plot that may endanger the world.
With the help of a Chinese boy, who was an inventor’s assistant, and her mother’s inventions, they may be able to foil the plot. I really enjoyed this steampunk adventure, full of mayhem and zany moments that made me laugh out loud. There’s a lot more than just fun, danger and trying to save the world. One of the main themes is the discrimination against gender and race – constantly underestimating a person because of how they look.
I really enjoyed the depth and the adventure found within this book and highly recommend it! Here’s a clip from the audio book if you enjoy audiobooks!
About the Author
Christopher Healy is the author of The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, as well as its two sequels, The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle and The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an actor, an ad copywriter, a toy store display designer, a fact-checker, a dishwasher, a journalist, a costume shop clothing stitcher, a children’s entertainment reviewer, and a haunted house zombie. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and a dog named Duncan. You can visit him online at www.christopherhealy.com
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Thanks to Walden Pond Press, we are offering one copy of A Dastardly Plot for giveaway (US only).
Ends October 10th.
**Thank you to Walden Pond Press for providing copies for review and giveaway!**