Stem punk where have you been all my life? I'm loving this series. So glad I took a chance on this. I love that the love story takes a bit of a backseat in these books so far. It's such a refreshing change in a YA book. I still find Claire and the children delightful. I'm if the opinion that you are only as good as your villain which brings us to James. What am rat bastard. We should have been alerted by the mustache. Toward the end when he was blackmailing Claire to marry him I was in a fan girl froth. Thankfully she and the urchins are sailing away to new adventures.
The he only really negative things I could see where I was a little bored in the descriptions of the experiments. I skimmed those a bit. Also Willie's parentage became glaringly obvious quite quickly.
I highly recommend for a light quick adventure read. I'm pleasantly surprised. Happy reading.