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Mortal Engines

Reeve, Philip (Paperback - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.
Authors: Reeve, Philip
Statement of Responsibility: Philip Reeve
Title: Mortal engines
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2012
Characteristics: 296 p. ; 21 cm.
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Contents: Part 1: The hunting ground
Valentine
The waste chute
The out-country
The Lord Mayor
Speedwell
High London
The trading center
The Jenny Haniver
The 13th Floor Elevator
Airhaven
The gasbag and gondola
The resurrected man
The guildhall
The Rustwater Marshes
The turd tanks
The pirate suburb
Bevis
The Sea of Khazak
The Black Island
In the engineerium
Grike
MEDUSA
Part 2: An agent of the league
The historians
Batmunkh Gompa
Dr. Arkengarth remembers
A stranger in the mountains of heaven
Going home
A hero's welcome
The eavesdropper
Chudleigh Pomeroy sees it through
Wine and nibbles and the dawn of a new era
Idea for a fireworks display
The cathedral
The shadow of bones
The bird roads
Summary: In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.
Subject Headings: Young adult fiction Steampunk fiction London (England) Fiction
Topical Term: Young adult fiction
Steampunk fiction
ISBN: 0545222117
9780545222112
Branch Call Number: FIC R
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Mar 04, 2014
  • qwertyuiop12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is a perfect anti-cliche, with an inner meaning, that nothing ever works out perfectly, there are no heros or storybook endings.

Oct 29, 2013
  • TeenTest1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Thought this one was very interesting. The world in this book was fascinating, and I can't wait to read the next one.

Aug 07, 2013
  • Blue_Cat_1480 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really liked this book! I felt what the characters were feeling, which was pretty cool. I definitely want to read the rest of the series!

I read little YA, but really enjoyed this and devoured the rest of the series.

Excellent, I am going to read the rest of the series.

Feb 29, 2012
  • kittster rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing book, great ideas, and i get a lot of inspiration for things like art

Aug 30, 2011
  • adam1999 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent series, much better than a lot of "adult" SF I have read lately.

May 08, 2011
  • chuX1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

pretty much the best sci fi book that I have ever read!

Apr 21, 2011
  • CaptinEPIC rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is my all time favorite book, it is a must read for teen or even adult science fiction readers, and has a very good storyline that twists throughout the books and prequels.

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Feb 03, 2013
  • renaissance7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 29, 2012
  • kittster rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great, steampunk-based book, set in a torn up and desolate world where cities move along the ground like oversized turtles. First scene is London chasing down and EATING a smaller salt mining town. Huzzah!

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