A Dastardly Plot (A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #1)
It's 1883—the Age of Invention! A time when great men like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Nicola Tesla, and George Eastman work to turn the country into a land of limitless opportunity.And it all happens at the world famous Inventor’s Guild headquarters in New York City—a place where a great idea, a lot of hard work, and a little bit of luck can find you rubbing elbows with these gods of industry who will usher humanity into the future.Unless, of course, you’re a woman.Molly Pepper, daughter of brilliant but unknown inventor Cassandra Pepper, lives with her mother in New York. By day, they make ends meet running a pickle shop; but by night, they toil and dream of Cassandra taking her place among the most famous inventors in America.In an attempt to find a way to exhibit Cass’s work at the World’s Fair, they break into the Inventor's Guild, where they discover a mysterious plot to destroy New York.The evidence points to the involvement of one of the world’s most famous inventors, and now it’s up to Molly, Cassandra, and a shop hand named Emmett Lee to uncover the truth—even if no one will ever know it was they who did it.

A Dastardly Plot (A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #1) Details

TitleA Dastardly Plot (A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #1)
ReleaseSep 25th, 2018
PublisherWalden Pond Press
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Adventure, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Action

A Dastardly Plot (A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #1) Review

  • Asma Iceybooks
    January 1, 1970
    I'll read anything this guy writes.
  • Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    This was a fun book jam-packed with action, adventure, & unique characters. I appreciated the fact vs. fiction section at the end as there are a lot of historical figures in this novel.
  • Jillian (PidginPea's Book Nook)
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, hello, this sounds awesome...
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by Edelweiss.I enjoyed Healy's previous series "A Hero's Guide" and was excited to read this one. It was pretty good, but it seemed like Healy was trying too hard to be clever. A little more content and a little less campiness would have made this a much stronger story. I did like the addition of the (real-life) women inventers who history has overlooked in favor of their male counterparts.
  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    ** I received an advance reader copy of this book for free through a Goodreads giveaway. **This is a fun, adventurous story with lots of real history worked into a fantastical world filled with characters who draw you in and make you care about what happens to them. Perfect for middle readers and it has enough action to keep even reluctant readers going.
  • Jessica | Bookish Serendipity
    January 1, 1970
    I can't wait to read this!
  • Tory
    January 1, 1970
    2.5. It started off fun, but became so madcap and zany that it wasn't cohesive or understandable. It's also so chock-full of historical references cheek-and-jowl with made-up people/places/things that I could see myself as a kid being utterly baffled as to what is historically accurate or not. There's a disclaimer at the end clarifying some of those things, but too little too late.
  • Andréa
    January 1, 1970
    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
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