The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore by Kate Maddison

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This steampunk novel has it all: deceptions, a brainy and courageous girl, violence, inventions and mystery set in Victorian England. Charlotte’s tale is indeed incredible—in a good way.
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Queen Victoria's court knows Charlotte Sycamore as the mild-mannered sixteen-year-old daughter of Her Majesty's royal surgeon. Yet Charlotte has a penchant for inventing new gadgets, and most nights she sneaks out to sword fight with her best friends, Peter and Jillian. When the three are mauled by what look like rabid dogs, Charlotte is forced to hide both her friends and her own injury. As her symptoms worsen and people are murdered across London, she embarks on a race against time to find the antidote and ultimately save the queen's life. Full of action, a luxe royal court, engineered beasts, and a good dose of humor, this steampunk novel is a masterful blend of science fiction, fantasy, and alternative history.
 

About Kate Maddison

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Kate Maddison grew up with a love of books and movies. Before she started writing novels she tried a few different careers, which turned out to be very useful research for her stories. She was a bartender, blueprint draftsperson, design expert for a TV show, and medical writer. What most people don't know about her is that her favorite color is red - sometimes it's turquoise though - and she loves hiking.
 
Published March 13, 2013 by Holiday House. 282 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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This steampunk novel has it all: deceptions, a brainy and courageous girl, violence, inventions and mystery set in Victorian England. Charlotte’s tale is indeed incredible—in a good way.

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