Book Review: Acorn
Acorn: A short steampunk adventure by Shelley Adina
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve been a dedicated reader of the Magnificent Devices series ever since the beginning. It’s always fun when a new volume arrives, and Acorn is no exception.
Longtime members of Shelley Adina’s reading ‘flock’ will of course be delighted as one of our favorite characters, Lewis Protheroe, meets Lady Philomena (Phil) Oakes and comes to her aid just as her life seems to be falling apart at all the seams. But she’s no helpless damsel in distress. She’s a strong, inventive, capable woman… in distress. At least she doesn’t have to cope with everything on her own. With the help of friends who believe in her, good times just might be on the way!
This is one of those books you can’t help but cheer for as the story develops. The plot is exciting, the challenges are difficult, and the stakes could not be higher. It’s a quick read, and will keep you on the edge of your seat.