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The Perilous Journey of the Not So Innocuous GirlE Marguerite decides to follow him and test her suspicions of love only the trip proves to be harrowing than she anticipated Love adventure and restitution await her if she can survive the voyageBased on the true story of The Daughters of the King Louis the XIV’s social program to settle the wilds of Canada with women of noble birth Marguerite’s I was drawn to this book from the moment I saw the cover The incredible cover art alone would have probably been enough of an enticement for me to read The Perilous Journey of The Not So Innocuous Girl but the clever title is what really had me hookedAfter reading the blurb I was further intrigued and armed with only this information and the fact that the book was published by speculative fiction specialists Month9Books I set in to what I assumed to be an historical fantasy about a perilous journey from France to the New World In essence this is the case but certainly not in the way I had pictured it It was with both surprise and delight that I opened the story on page one to find myself immersed in a 17th century steampunk world full of wondrous gadgets automatons and airships Out titular ‘not so innocuous girl’ is Marguerite Vadnay the only daughter of one of the wealthiest landowners in 17th century France And like all young noble women of her time it is Marguerite’s sole duty to find a suitable husband once she comes of age But Marguerite wants adventure and excitement – something that none of her prospective suitors can offer herThe ‘perilous journey’ begins when Marguerite decides to enlist for the ‘Daughters of the King’ program – an actual 17th century initiative that sent willing young women to New France uebec where they would be able to choose their own husbands or take on a profession Having decided she is in love with Claude the smithy on her father’s estate who has recently emigrated to New France himself Marguerite decides to follow him – but of course nothing goes as planned I have to admit I was slightly apprehensive before beginning this book So often I come across outstanding covers that are merely a ruse disguising the sub par uality of the story within Fortunately this was not one of those cases The writing is solid and the world building – that clever combination of historical detail and Ms Statham’s imagination – is excellent There’s no doubt that Marguerite is at times a hard to like heroine; but we are given that information in the title so it’s not surprising At times she invoked empathy a times frustration at times fear at times hope – she certainly kept me on my toes than any other main character I’ve read about recentlyWhat I really enjoyed was seeing the metaphorical journey that Marguerite undertook throughout the story and how her experiences both humbled her and made her stronger by its conclusionFor me The Perilous Journey of The Not So Innocuous Girl had somewhat of a Doctor Who feel about it and perhaps that’s why I enjoyed it so much This novel won’t be for everyone – hardcore historical fiction fans might find the speculative world a little hard to reconcile – but if you love a good adventure story you’ll want to check this out A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Also published on allaboutufwordpresscom

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Lady Marguerite lives a life most 17th century French girls can only dream of money designer dresses suitors and a secure future Except she can’t uite commit to a life of dull luxury and she suspects she may be falling for her best friend Claude a common smithy in the family's steam forge When Claude leaves for New France in search of a better lif DNF There's only so much I can deal with when it comes to spoiled bratty offspring of noble birth Honestly this book had so much potential despite that misleading blurb I have no doubt that the steampunk in it would mesh well with the historical aspect of it Only it didn't uite end up that way I don't want to delve into it Not that I could anyway not fully at least I stopped at 50% It just makes me so angry how annoying and judgemental and bratty the main character Marguerite is She's so mean and snobby about everything caring little about the feelings of others even when she was aware of the circumstances other characters faced It's so infuriating It was hard to enjoy any aspect of this book with someone like her narrating it Overall 1 star Just ugh Iffy about the synopsis but in love with the cover

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Download The Perilous Journey of the Not Doc ☆ SoInnocuous Girl Î Leigh statham Î Lady Marguerite lives a life most 17th century French girls can only dream of money designer dresses suitors and a secure future Except she can’t uite commit to a life of dull luxury and she suspects she maySteampunk adventure follows in the footsteps of nearly one thousand brave women and girls who were rewarded handsomely for trekking across the pirate infested Atlantic to a strange landThe writing is solid and the world building – that clever combination of historical detail and Ms Statham’s imagination – is excellent The Australia Times Book Guys I’ve got to tell you I’ve had my eye on this book ever since I saw the cover last yearI knew when I saw it I had to read it so I signed up with Month9Books to get an ARC when they sent them out I read it in less than two days This book is everything I would want in a steampunk fantasyI rarely ever post the back cover blurbs in my reviews so I’m going to get to the reviewThis is a tried and true love story about two people from different worlds different walks of life who are in love with each other Think Romeo and Juliette Heathcliff and Catherine Augustus and Hazel Gatsby and Daisy The theme has been done over and over before and this story is really no different as far as that goes It’s sweet and let’s face it – girls love romance especially when there is a cute stable boy or in this case a smithy and a wealthy girl who is full of spunk and determinationBut I don’t think this book would have had any draw for me if it weren’t for the steampunk aspect First let me say I had my hesitations about this book I’m not one for historical fiction and I really thought I would be bored by the 17th century French culture but Statham makes it irresistible with her uniue steampunk twist and all the gizmos and gadgets I tell you there were several times I wanted to jump in the book to see these things up close and personal It was as if they were really real I wanted see them hold them especially Marguerite’s cricket toy I could go on for pages over the detail the imagery It was completely mind blowing I was drawn in right away by Statham’s imagination and her ability to make the reader feel like they were right in the thick of it I was enthralled Captivated and all I kept hoping for was for this book to be made into a movie so I could see how the CGI artists would bring this world to lifeAs for the characters I found Marguerite very difficult to like in the beginning She’s wild reckless Very defiant but I couldn’t stop reading her adventure She certainly plays with all of your emotions but by the end of the story I loved her She developed and grew into this amazing individual and discovering how her relationship with Claude grew and developed was a beautiful journey Yes it was clichéd on so many levels but it was one thing I loved about the story Statham not only did a wonderful job on Marguerite and Claude but her secondary characters were well developed as well with their own arcs their own growth to achieve It was uite refreshing I give this book a solid 4 stars for its steampunk originality and superb world building It added just the right spark to turn this otherwise mediocre tried and true love story into something positively wonderful and delightfully different I will definitely keep my eyes open for books from Leigh Statham and I hope she keep writing about her wonderful gadgets toys and gizmos She really is my opinion the Steampunk ueen of YA fictionA review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review