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Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

   When Lily's dad disappears in an airplane crash, everybody thinks he is dead. Lily is left in the care of the house keeper. But Lily finds her house keeper snooping around her dads study, talking about a perpetual motion machine, she realises not all is as it seems.
   At the same time, Robert, the clockmakers son, finds a wounded mechanimal (animal made out of cogs, you'll understand when you read the book) that was owned by Lily's father. He lies to it's hunters in order to save the machine. But then he delivers a message for it, befriends Lily and gets involved in the mystery.
   Can the two new friends find the perpetual motion machine, and Lily's father, before it's to late?

Cogheart  is a sort of Sci-fi Mystery story. It is set in the victorian era, yet there are robots far better than anything we have produced today. Despite being quite tricky to imagine, the book was really well written and believable. It didn't feel at all cliche, being different not only in plot, but also style of writing. As with a lot of the books it seams I read now-a-days, the book DID have a plot twist, one that I didn't expect in the slightest!

I am going to give it an 8/10
and an age rating of 10+