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The Wingsnatchers: Carmer and Grit, Book One by [Horwitz, Sarah Jean]
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Gr 4–6—Felix Carmer III should not be seeing the small fairy who is scowling at him. Sure, as the apprentice to Antoine the Amazifier, Carmer performs magic, but those are just tricks, and the automatons he builds are all gears and springs, not real magic. This fairy, Princess Grettifrida, is full of real magic and opinions. For one, she demands to be called Grit and nothing else. Together they learn that the master behind the evil, glowing-eyed Wingsnatchers (mechanical fairy-snatching cats) is none other than the master magician, The Mechanist, who hides his true identity as technology tycoon Titus Archer under a mask of whirring gears. When Grit and Carmer discover the truth, loyalties are strained and Grit ends up in grave, iron-enclosed danger. The resolution is explosive for The Mechanist and quieter for Grit and Carmer. This world is part magical fairy dust and part steampunk mechanics. Grit starts off feeling powerless and different, since she has only one wing, but eventually realizes that the power inside her is greater than anyone guessed. Though the main characters have distinct personalities and the plot is original, the pacing is a bit like the automatons featured in it: in need of a good wind to get it moving again every once in a while. However, the way technology and magic must both be used to solve the problem will result in thoughtful reader reflection. VERDICT Fans of steampunk and fairies might find this adventure intriguing. A solid secondary purchase for medium to large middle grade collections.—Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA


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"From the outstanding cover to the ending ripe for a sequel, Horwitz has much to be proud of with this title, and younger teens in particular will rip through its pages.”
“Well-developed characters and a steampunk setting set the stage for this series starter, which is driven by mystery, action, and fairy dust. Incorporating science and danger, this magic-infused adventure carries broad appeal.”
“Magical stagecraft, steampunk mechanisms, and glittering faerie dust intermesh in a debut middle-grade fantasy. This adventure overflows with imaginative conceits. Carmer makes for a charming hero—clever, compassionate, and exceedingly humble . . . the insidious creepy horror and galloping pace are effective, right up to the unexpectedly gruesome fate of the nefarious evildoers . . . undeniable potential.”
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“The main characters have distinct personalities and the plot is original . . . the way technology and magic must both be used to solve the problem will result in thoughtful reader reflection.”
—School Library Journal

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  • File Size: 2571 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers; Reprint edition (April 25, 2017)
  • Publication Date: April 25, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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