What if a whole race wanted you dead, where would you go? And what if you didn’t know why? What if everything you thought you knew about yourself was wrong?
Cyberpunk vs Steampunk: a dystopian post-apocalyptic adventure for MG/YA crossover
One thousand years have passed since nuclear war wiped out civilization in the northern hemisphere. The planet slowly heats and water becomes a rare resource. Out of the ruins of a devastated civilization rises a new breed of people - those with the power to control magnetism. Teslas
Sebastian, a young orphan boy from a quiet rural town, is being hunted by strange part-machine, part-human people. His only hope is Melanie, an angry, dying teenage girl who is dragged into the adventure and sets out to deliver him to the Steam Academy, even if it's just to stop him talking. Seb must confront an unknown past and fight against everything he believed in. And occasionally wash his hair.
No one said it would be easy.
About the Author
In fact, so many subjects were studied he was eligible for graduation at the end of his second year, based purely on attendance.
He now writes off-beat science fiction books, some of which have won awards. The Tesla Evolution series is studied at school and university-level in the US and UK.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Kept my attention. Going to have to get the next in the series.
This took me AGES to read. Within a few pages of it, I would suddenly find a desire to read something else. ANYTHING else. Tesla is a book that I was eager to read, thinking the premise looked very interesting. Unfortunately, for me, it almost immediately fell flat. The way the book is written did not lend itself to an immediate hook. I found that I just couldn’t dredge up the interest to care about the main character, Sebastian, or the trials he was going through. The interjections of humor seemed too forcibly interjected, having no true charm to them, We’re thousands of years into the future, and yet recognizable abbreviations from today are still used? (SUV, TLC,etc) The writing, in general, struck me as a bit amateurish or perhaps it is just overly simple. I know this is considered a young adult novel, but there have been several others I have read where this was not a problem. Where the story and the writing both were strong enough that you forgot you were reading a YA novel. That is definitely not the case here. The homages to various points of pop culture and classic literature are not well done. The Oliver Twist one, in fact, came across just as another annoying case of introduction of non-exemplary attempts at unnecessary humor. I wanted to like this novel. I wanted to sink into what I’d heard was a refreshing blend of steampunk/scifi/dystopian future. Instead I found myself quickly presented by an obvious Chosen One trope that is… Well, its a trope for a reason. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I got this as a free nook book and I'm so glad I did! It's an easy read, and very engaging. I'm going to let my tween read it as well. It's an eerie future that has a probability to it that makes the story very believable. Wonderful book, can't wait to buy the rest of the series.
Sometimes, this is brilliant. Bingaux