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Cogheart
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
Lilys life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her? With her friends Robert, the clockmakers son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realises that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart... Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure.
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hannah-leeloo
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Completed the cogheart series today after a shopping day with my sister @CymbaX13 more books to show. Thanks Cym.

Cupcake12 One of my favourite series...Cogheart is my favourite one out of 4. What about you? 3y
Geenie 😍 pretty 3y
hannah-leeloo @Cupcake12 it's been a while since I read the first one, I'm going to reread it as a full series and then I'll know a favourite for sure. I'm excited for them I remember it's a great book. 3y
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hannah-leeloo Thank you @Yoshi-and-a-book ❤️ 3y
CymbaX13 @hannah-leeloo anytym sis 3y
TReads These sound fascinating!!! Thanks for sharing. ☺️ #added 3y
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Ilirwen
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl

My children turn four today. These are some of their presents. They both like books and dinosaurs.

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Ilirwen
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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My children turn four today. These are some of their presents. They both like books and dinosaurs.

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TheAromaofBooks
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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This was an engaging and fun read with plenty of adventure and action and likable main characters. There were times when the continuity of the world-building stuttered a little, but overall a fun pick.

This was another #NewYearWhoDis pick, so thanks for the recommendation @Cupcake12 & for the match @monalyisha !!

TheAromaofBooks This also checked off the Debut box for #JanuaryBookBingo and the Non-Human Characters box for #TurningPagesBingo! 3y
Cupcake12 Moon locket is next in the series 😉 3y
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TheAromaofBooks
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Today's #libraryhaul is all Litsy's fault - mostly books for #NewYearWhoDis along with two for January's #AuthoroftheMonth , Fredrick Backman (actually have never read one of his books!) January's TBR is already stacking up!!

@Cupcake12 @Soubhiville

Cupcake12 That looks like a great pile! Enjoy x 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Cupcake12 - thank you!! I'm excited!! 3y
Soubhiville That‘s great! I‘ll be reading Us Against You as well 😊 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Soubhiville - Backman is one of those authors who has been on my periphery for a while, but I have never quite gotten around to reading. One of my book blogging friends has been on me to read Beartown and its sequel for quite a while, so I think January may finally be the time!! 3y
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TheAromaofBooks
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Super excited about participating in #NewYearWhoDis with my match @Cupcake12 !! I haven't even heard of a couple of these, so I am excited to explore some new books!! Do any of you see a favorite here??

Cupcake12 I love them all but How to Stop Time is my fave.....and the movie is out next year! Hope you enjoy ❤️📖 @TheAromaofBooks 3y
monalyisha I agree. Matt Haig‘s a great writer! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Cupcake12 - They all sound good, although I may skip Beetle Boy since bugs kind of give me the heebie jeebies!! Hopefully you can find some books you enjoy from my list as well!! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Cupcake12 @monalyisha - I don't know how I haven't heard about How to Stop Time before, as it totally sounds like my kind of book!! I'm excited to read it. 3y
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Cupcake12
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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I don‘t normally like this type of of book but the cover design jumped out at me. I wasn‘t disappointed as I began to read about a beautifully drawn world that had a great plot and lovable characters. On to the next one in the series now.

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Belle-Bookworm99
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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My current read!
Absolutely loving this book so far!
It's full of adventure, talking Mechanimals and thrilling twists.
I've already fallen in love with Malkin the mechanical fox! ☆☆☆☆☆

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SassenachTheBookWizard
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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It's like a combination of Neil Gaiman's Coraline & Stardust but leaning more into steampunk and with space pirates. Also! Why do we as readers and writers under use space pirates?! As an adult reading middle grade, this is quite predictable.For the target audience, this would be a good read with good morals, lovable characters. There's nothing graphically violent but it's darker and has an eerie feeling for most of the book. Solid Halloween read.

eri.reads You had me at space pirates... 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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The Merciful Crow just wasn't keeping my attention so I'm gonna give this a shot

hannah-leeloo I have the set of this. There is 3. Not read them yet but have seen great reviews on them. Happy reading 🙃📚❤️ 3y
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julesG
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Pickpick

Cogwheels, mechanicals, airships, mechanimals,...

Perfect middle-grade steampunk adventure.

#BBRC @LapReader @LibrarianRyan
Not sure which prompt I'll file this u der, yet.

Thank you, @Leniverse - great pick, my little E is looking forward to reading it, while the big E has decided to get the German edition from the library (lazy teenager).

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁🤓 3y
alisiakae oohh...this looks good! 3y
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BarbaraJean
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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@mcipher - Thank you so much for a wonderful #staycationintime box!! I love the Victorian/steampunk theme! The books are perfect, the candle smells amazing (and yes—seems very Victorian!), & I‘m so excited about the teas! I‘m already wearing the necklace—it matches the skirt I‘m wearing.😊The caramels look yummy, and I‘ll be sure to record my steampunk adventures in the journal.😉 Also—such cute wrapping paper!! Hope your box arrived okay?

BarbaraJean Thank you @Chrissyreadit for organizing such a fun swap!! 3y
squirrelbrain Lovely gifts! 3y
Chrissyreadit That‘s a great theme! I love your Staycation! 3y
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mcipher I‘m so glad you like it!! I am on my way home from a work trip but I will open my package as soon as I get there - so excited!! 3y
booksandsympathy Great gift! Soulless is a fantastic book. Those Sanders caramels are some of my favorite chocolates. 3y
BarbaraJean @mcipher Oh, good! Have a safe trip and a happy unboxing when you get home. 😊 3y
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julesG
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Mid-week update for #BFCR3 #TeamLetsDoThis @CocoReads @Reecaspieces @Moony @imabusybee @CaroPi @jb72 @Eeyore031370 @LibrarianJen @britt_brooke @wanderinglynn

Several trips to the DIY store, especially to the shelves at the very back of the large shop, have made Monday and Tuesday a real success. Today is a little laid-back. Met some friends for breakfast, spent the afternoon reading, but there will be another trip to the DIY store later.

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julesG Slowly, but steadily my shower stall is taking shape. My cats are pretty relaxed about the whole thing. #GhostCat is even sleeping while there's hammering going on. 3y
squirrelbrain That‘s unusual for cats! Glad to hear bathroom is coming along nicely... 😘 3y
julesG @squirrelbrain I think she feels safe right behind the tin opener. 😁 3y
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britt_brooke Great week so far! Enjoy yourself today. 💚 3y
TheSpineView Doing really good! 😊 3y
Reecaspieces 👏👏👏 3y
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julesG
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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@DeweysReadathon can I still join? Didn't know about the #reversereadathon until I checked Litsy this morning.

As it is, I've already read for 2.5 hours this morning.

Leniverse Yay! I'm sure it's not too late to sign up. 3y
BethM Is that where you read early instead of late? 3y
julesG @BethM It started at 8pm Friday night EST. 3y
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julesG
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Lazy day today. I needed it. 5k steps so far. Not bad, actually, for a lazy day.

Got some reading time, made plum crumble and finished the fingerless mittens - inspired by the tagged book.

#BFCR2 #TeamFlow @CocoReads @Reecaspieces @Moony @imabusybee @laurenslibrary @LibrarianJen @britt_brooke @wanderinglynn

#knittersoflitsy #FibreFansOfLitsy

Moony Oh I love plum crumble 😍 3y
DGRachel Those mittens are fabulous! 3y
imabusybee Mid week break nothing wrong with that and the steps are fantastic 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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wanderinglynn Love those mittens! ❤️ 3y
britt_brooke Cute! 3y
Cathythoughts The fingerless mittens are finished 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻they‘re fab. 3y
CocoReads Those are awesome! 3y
Reecaspieces Love those! 👏👏 3y
Eggbeater The mittens look great! 3y
BooknerdsLife Awww so pretty!!! 😍💙💙 3y
Belle-Bookworm99 Absolutely amazing! I might have to make some like these for myself ♡. I've just started Cogheart and I'm in love ♡ Xxx 3y
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julesG
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Second day with lots of steps (my average is 5k), hardly any reading, and a lot of active minutes.

I bought a coffee plant today and, of course, had to put it into a mug. 😁

Week 6 might become my most active week.

#BFCR2 #TeamFlow @CocoReads @Reecaspieces @Moony @imabusybee @laurenslibrary @LibrarianJen @britt_brooke @wanderinglynn

Moony Yeah! Do you participate at the next round BFC, #teamFlow? 3y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3y
jhod Does the plant produce coffee?! 3y
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Velvetfur That's soooo cute! I didn't know coffee plants were available to buy, and that's the perfect place to put it 😁 3y
britt_brooke Excellent!! 3y
LibrarianJen Cute plant and awesome job on the steps! @moony I signed up for the next round 💖 3y
imabusybee Goid job!👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Reecaspieces I need a coffee plant! 👏👏👏 3y
julesG @Moony Yes, I'm doing the next round, also as a team captain. 3y
julesG @jhod I wish. I'm hoping I can get it to bloom, though. Coffee flowers smell soooo good. 3y
julesG @Velvetfur @Reecaspieces - Ask at flower shops. Or get fresh coffee beans (not roasted yet). They are supposed to grow quite fast. I might need a larger mug soon. 3y
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julesG
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Not quite sure what I'm enjoying more right now: Sitting outside at 31°C but there's a breeze that is blowing at my fabric panels. I have iced oat-milk coffee, incense sticks, and -last but not least- a middle grade steampunk story.

#24B4Monday #readathon @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

#BBRC @LibrarianRyan

Deifio Yes, today is definitely not as hot as yesterday! Tomorrow it's supposed to be raining (at least here in southern Bavaria). 3y
julesG I have some errands to run tomorrow. And I'm quite sure, if it rains at all, it'll start while I'm on the way home from the market laden with bags. 3y
LibrarianRyan That looks like a fun book. 3y
BeansPage Making good progress honey!!! 👍😃👍 3y
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julesG
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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I'm tired. Last night was too warm, too short.

I've managed a little over an hour of reading so far. I'm a bit disappointed, but my help kept me from reading.
#24B4Monday #readathon @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

#audiowalk happened before 8am. #BFCR2 #TeamFlow @CocoReads @Reecaspieces @Moony @imabusybee @laurenslibrary @LibrarianJen @britt_brooke @wanderinglynn

#photochallenge - workout equipment: my body in comfortable clothes

Andrew65 We had thunderstorms through the night again so a little tired! Still plenty of time to catch up. 😊 3y
jb72 You‘re off to a good start! 3y
CocoReads That‘s not bad. I won‘t be able to start til tonight. Working all day plus oldest is coming for dinner. 3y
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julesG @Andrew65 Not as much time as I want to. My kids return from their grandparents' Sunday morning. 3y
julesG @CocoReads Why does work always interfere with reading? 😉 3y
julesG @jb72 Thanks! 3y
CocoReads @JulesG I know! I‘d much rather be home than here at this crazy place. 3y
Andrew65 @julesG The England Ireland Cricket test match is interfering with my start to the Readathon! 3y
julesG @Andrew65 Must. Not. Make. A. Snarky. Comment. About watching sports. 🙊🙊🙊 3y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And great entry for the photo challenge! 👍🏻 3y
Andrew65 @julesG 😂 We‘re away from home so listening not watching. Cricket is my only sporting concession. Should be finished shortly and can get back to reading. 🤞 (edited) 3y
julesG @Andrew65 Listening is a totally different matter. I'm glad you listen to sports. People seem to hardly ever do that anymore. 3y
Andrew65 @julesG It‘s a shame because it provides a great experience! All over now so have dived into my reading. 3y
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julesG
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Good Morning Littens!

Windows wide open. Eggs fried. Strong builder's tea made (sans sucre).

Let the #readathon begin.

#24B4Monday @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

#audiowalk will happen in about an hour and then it's reading and hiding from the heat for the rest of the day.

TrishB Eggs look lovely 😊 3y
julesG @TrishB They were yummy. Free range eggs from a farm that advertises that the eggs are still butt-warm when you buy them. 😀 3y
TrishB I think I‘ll be wanting eggs today now 😁 3y
Erofan Yummy 😋 Have a good day! 3y
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon, and hiding from that heat! 😊👍 3y
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julesG
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Managed to read over 16 hours within the official 48 hour time frame. It was 18.5 hours if I use my local time, CEST, as reference points. I'm sure I could have done 24 hours with an intriguing audiobook. That means, better planning next time.

Finished 4 books, made progress on three more.

Thank you @24in48 for the #24in48 #readathon. I had a wonderful self-care weekend.

Megabooks Awesome!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Cathythoughts Nice one 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Eyelit Well done! 3y
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Oryx Well done! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Great job! 👏 3y
Librarybelle Excellent! 3y
Jas16 🙌🏽 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Yay, good for you!🎉 3y
mrp27 Excellent! 🎉🎉 3y
Andrew65 A great time. Well done 👏🙌 3y
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julesG
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#Hour6 #photochallenge #24in48 is #SFF

Well, I have quite a lot of SFF books. I picked a few from my bedroom shelves and am hiding behind the tagged book that I'm intending to read this weekend - all your great posts make me rethink my TBR choices for this weekend though.

@24in48

BooknerdsLife I love SFF 🤗 and love this photo! 😍 3y
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julesG
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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My current view.

I thought it was hay-fever with a bit of a cold. Now it's the other way round. Gah! Can I get a break? Stat! I hate being ill all the time.

Might get some reading done, though.

On top of all the reading I'm doing already. 😉

TrishB Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 💕 3y
BeaG Feel better ❣ 3y
Kalalalatja Hope you feel better soon! 3y
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Balibee146 Hope you feel well soon x 3y
CocoReads Yuck, feel better soon! 3y
Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon! 3y
TheDaysGoBy Feel better! 3y
BooknerdsLife Oh no! That doesn‘t sounds like fun at all! Hope you feel better soon xo 3y
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julesG
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Off day. I'm feeling "meh". Will not make my step count today. Might not even read much.

Oh well.

My son loaned me the tagged book because I got the second in the series from NetGalley.com.

#BFCR2 #TeamFlow @CocoReads @Reecaspieces @Moony @imabusybee @laurenslibrary @LibrarianJen @britt_brooke @wanderinglynn

CoffeeAndABook Hope you feel better soon! 🌸🌼🌺 3y
britt_brooke Enjoy a relaxing day, you deserve it! Feel better soon. 💚 3y
Sarah83 Feel better soon 3y
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wanderinglynn Everyone needs an off day. Enjoy doing nothing! 👍🏻 3y
Moony A relaxing day is good. I had my on last sunday. 3y
julesG @CoffeeAndABook @britt_brooke @Sarah83 @wanderinglynn @Moony Thanks! I wish it had been a relaxing day. It was mainly taking care of things around the home with a bit of sitting down in between. 😉 3y
CocoReads Enjoy your day. 3y
imabusybee Sometimes you just need a day! Enjoy it 💜 3y
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Bettlovesbooks
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Great little read. Had me on the edge of my seat at some points. Fabulous concept.

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Bookgoil
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed Cogheart - a great mix of adventure, steampunk and betrayal. A bit violent but most real adventures are. Photo featuring my pretty boy Zeus 🐶. #dogsoflitsy

davidjoseph Good looking pup! 4y
DGRachel I just love puppy freckles! 😍🐶😍 4y
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Quirkybookworm
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Quirkybookworm
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Good life, man!

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Quirkybookworm
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Much needed after ugly cry from the last book! Oh yeah, homemade lemonade‘s included! #foodoflitsy #yummy

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bethjustbeth
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Pickpick

'Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure'

I loved this! Our year 6 classes read it and the kids raved so I thought I'd try it. Really enjoyed if and I brought the next one! :)

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Aliking1986
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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I loved this book so much more than I anticipated! It‘s such a rich world and the plot is intense and exciting. There‘s so much going on, the characters are really well drawn and the whole thing is perfectly paced. This book is great fun and I can‘t wait to read the next instalment.

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Foxyfictionista
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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🦊🦊🦊🦊 This book was delightful! It's a kid's book, just so you know, but it was a wonderful adventure story. I liked it very much.

Megabooks Cute cover! 5y
angrylilasian Never heard of this but the description has me intrigued! I can't find this anywhere so I'm ordering it online. 😄 5y
Foxyfictionista @Booksandcooks That's how I ended up with this book. I saw it at a friend's house and I admired the cover so she said 'take it'. So I did. 😊 5y
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Foxyfictionista @angrylilasian Where do you live? I'm in the UK and I've seen it in the shops here so maybe it's one of those that hasn't made it out of this country yet. The author is from London and I think that this might be his first novel. I hope you enjoy it! 5y
angrylilasian @Foxyfictionista I'm in the US. If I had seen this in a bookstore I definitely would have bought it. I love the cover! 5y
Foxyfictionista @angrylilasian Ahhhhh, I guess he hasn't really made it out of the UK then. Now's your chance to be a trend setter! 😄 5y
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JillR
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Seth and I just finished this story set in steampunk, Victorian England. We both enjoyed it though for the age it's aimed at (I'd say 10+) we'd perhaps have liked a bit more back story about the intriguing mechanicals and mechanimals. It's an unusual, gripping story despite a couple of brutal parts which were perhaps passed over a little too quickly. We're excited to read the follow up - Moonlocket - next. (Covers are gorgeous too) #raisingreaders

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JillR
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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I wish I'd had this stack to choose from when I was 9! After lots of discussion we decided to start with Cogheart #raisingreaders

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Weave
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Recent purchase ~ Cogheart (Cogheart Adventures ~ Book 1) by Peter Bunzl (Kindle edition📱)

SaraFair Love the cover! 6y
Weave It's fab too xx 6y
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IReadThereforeIBlog
Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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Peter Bunzl's debut fantasy novel for children aged 12+ is a solid steampunk adventure with a strong main character, some great world building and genuinely creepy scenes but it's hampered by two-dimensional antagonists and guessable twists.