While I have not finished the novel, I am completely taken with the world that Ms. Meyering has created. It is vibrant and lovely with a fantastical steampunk feel. Each character comes to life with a genuine connection that you can both relate to and empathize with. Such imagination is rare with young authors, yet Meyering has captivated this reader, and given me a thirst for the beautiful world of Elydria.
Having now finished the novel, and headed into the second I can honestly say this is a series that will stick with you. You will often feel for Penny and her longings for home, while rooting for her during her arduous journey.