Jan 272016
 
Humans have become complacent. They’ve forgotten hags promised to get revenge. Humans have forgotten, but hags have not.

They’ve been quietly stealing children and replacing them with robots. Stealing them to use their dreams to create magic.

The humans believe the hags are good for the community because they provide potions and magic never realizing their ulterior motives.

You must beware. You must keep watch.

Because, in the middle of the night when you hear the tingling of the bell as Edna Mather did, you may wake up to find your younger siblings replaced with a cogling. You won’t know, there will be no way to tell, you’ll just soon believe they are sick. But they’ll die when you take them to the hospital and you’ll never know they’ve been taken.

Unless your sister is Edna Mather.

My Hott Cogling Review:

I loved Cogling!
What I liked: It’s been quite some time since I’ve read steampunk and this novel was perfect for me. It’s not tremendously on the steampunk side, it’s a solid young adult fantasy.
Ike and Edna are perfect characters. They’re fun, flawed, and very interesting. Their supporting characters, Harrison, Rachel, and others are perfect and show character growth while not taking away from the plot but instead adding new dimensions.
Cogling is not romantic, though there is a bit of a thing between Ike & Edna, but instead it’s a grand adventure complete with hags, ogres, and a quest to see the king.
What I didn’t like: I think Cogling would appeal to so many more if it weren’t for a few scenes. There is a bit of kissing but the talk of virginity and rape brings this book out of the realm of appropriateness for middle-graders. I’d been hoping to share it with my daughter & neices, but it’ll have to wait.

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Author: Jordan Elizabeth Mierek
Source: Netgalley
Publisher & Date: January 25th 2016 by Curiosity Quills Press
Genre: Fantasy, Steampunck, YA Romance
ISBN: 9781620077399
Pages: 285
Grade: A
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA – Adult | Depending on the teen, I’d suggest 16+ due to mature subjects

Author Bio:

Jordan Elizabeth MierekJordan Elizabeth, formally Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, writes down her nightmares in order to live her dreams. With an eclectic job history behind her, she is now diving into the world of author. It happens to be her most favorite one yet. When she’s not creating art or searching for lost history in the woods, she’s updating her blog. Jordan is the president of the Utica Writers Club. She roams Central New York, but she loves to travel.

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