Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina

Adina's Lady of Devices, the firs in the "Magnificent Devices" series, makes no pretense to be other than it is, an upbeat tale of Steampunk adventure based on the life of an uber-plucky heroine who dreams of being an engineer. loves chemistry, and who adopts a gang of stock character street urchins who charm the reader nonetheless. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel, and I would recommend it to young adolescents as it is conservatively written enough to be fit for their tender eyes and ears.