The Peculiars by Maureen McQuerry: Alternative History at Its Best
Posted on May 8 2012 at 12:47:54 PM in Books
How could I resist a novel called The Peculiars, especially with a book cover like this one? Award-winning author Maureen McQuerry has perfectly blended alternative history with steampunk, mystery, intrigue, paranormal elements, adventure and romance, all rolled up in a captivating world. This story, like so many YA novels, is a wonderful read whether you’re a teen or an adult.
It’s the late 1800’s. Lena Mattacascar is not like the rest of her family and she’s always been made acutely aware of that fact. She’s gawky, shy, and her feet and hands are very unusual. To hide her long fingers, she always wears gloves. Unfortunately she can’t hide...read the rest of my review at http://popcornreads.com/?p=3832.