Hello! Here is my eighth and final review for the 48 Hour Book Challenge! Enjoy! Note: I will be away from Wednesday to Tuesday, so I will not post any reviews during that period. I will have a Wednesday review instead of a Thursday review for this week. Stuart Horten has just moved to the town of Beeton. Beeton is the town where his great-uncle, “Teeny-Tiny” Tony Horten lived and had his workshop for Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms. Adjusting to life, Stuart stumbles across a trail of clues left by his great-uncle that leads him to his workshop. In a mysterious tale of Stuart’s adventures searching for clues, Lissa Evans cooks up a promising debut.
Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms was a very wonderful book. I love mysteries, and books that have characters following clues to find something they desire. Stuart is a really small ten year old who is trying to find something that is related to his family. He is very ambitious looking for the workshop; there are adults who are spying on him, he is getting into trouble but he still does his best to follow through. The dad is a crack-up with his stupendous use of really long and confusing words, as are the next-door twins, April, May and June, with their newspaper. I can not wait to read the sequel (which is waiting on the hold shelf for me to pick up at my local library!!!! 🙂 and I think that Lissa Evans did a great job with her debut.
Overall: 9 out of 10 XanderStars
Next review will be Dorko The Magnificent by Andrea Beaty. See you after my vacation!