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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Alternate History Giveaway: Illusionarium and Rebel Mechanics

Love books that feature an alternate history? It's your lucky day! Check out two upcoming titles below - Illusionarium and Rebel Mechanics - both of which present readers with alternate history settings, and then enter to win the set!

Illusionarium by Heather Dixon
Greenwillow / 5.19.15 / More Info
From the author of Entwined, a brilliantly conceived adventure through an alternate London. This sweeping, cinematic tale of an apprentice scientist desperate to save his family—and his world—is The Night Circus meets Pixar.

Through richly developed parallel worlds, vivid action, a healthy dose of humor, and gorgeous writing, Heather Dixon spins a story that is breathtaking and wholly original.
Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson
Macmillan / 7.14.15 / More Info
A sixteen-year-old governess becomes a spy in this alternative U.S. history where the British control with magic and the colonists rebel by inventing.

It’s 1888, and sixteen-year-old Verity Newton lands a job in New York as a governess to a wealthy leading family—but she quickly learns that the family has big secrets. Magisters have always ruled the colonies, but now an underground society of mechanics and engineers are developing non-magical sources of power via steam engines that they hope will help them gain freedom from British rule. The family Verity works for is magister—but it seems like the children's young guardian uncle is sympathetic to the rebel cause. As Verity falls for a charming rebel inventor and agrees to become a spy, she also becomes more and more enmeshed in the magister family’s life. She soon realizes she’s uniquely positioned to advance the cause—but to do so, she’ll have to reveal her own dangerous secret.

 Win It! 

One winner. Open Internationally. Ends 3.5.2015.


  1. I'm all about the alternate history after reading the Leviathan Trilogy. These two look really interesting.

  2. Omg, I really enjoy reading alternate histories and these books look and sound amazing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Alternate history is awesome to read about! Thank you for making the giveaway available international!

  4. I absolutely love alternate history books and these both sound brilliant. Thanks for the giveaway!


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