Jordan Elizabeth Mierek / Oct 22, 2020

Cogling When fifteen year old Edna Mather tears an expensive and unfamiliar pocket watch off her little brother s neck he crumbles into a pile of cogs right before her eyes Horrified Edna flees for help bu

  • Title: Cogling
  • Author: Jordan Elizabeth Mierek
  • ISBN: 9781620077399
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • When fifteen year old Edna Mather tears an expensive and unfamiliar pocket watch off her little brother s neck, he crumbles into a pile of cogs right before her eyes Horrified, Edna flees for help, but encounters Ike, a thief who attempts to steal the watch before he realizes what it is a device to power Coglings clockwork changelings left in place of stolen children whoWhen fifteen year old Edna Mather tears an expensive and unfamiliar pocket watch off her little brother s neck, he crumbles into a pile of cogs right before her eyes Horrified, Edna flees for help, but encounters Ike, a thief who attempts to steal the watch before he realizes what it is a device to power Coglings clockwork changelings left in place of stolen children who have been forced to work in factories.Desperate to rescue her brother, Edna sets off across the kingdom to the hags swamp, with Ike in tow There, they learn Coglings are also replacing nobility so the hags can stage a rebellion and rule over humanity Edna and Ike must stop the revolt, but the populace believes hags are helpful godmothers and healers No one wants to believe a lowly servant and a thief, especially when Ike has secrets that label them both as traitors Together, Edna and Ike must make the kingdom trust them or stop the hags themselves, even if Ike is forced to embrace his dark heritage and Edna must surrender her family.

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    1. 4,5 « good surprise » starsI received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review and I must say it’s been a very good surprise!I had already read Escape from Witchwood Hollow, also given by Jordan Elizabeth and rated it 3 stars as it was not my privileged kind of story (crossing time and ghosts). So when I began Cogling I was a little bit apprehensive as “steampunk novels” is not my usual genre either.As I promised to read and review, I thought I would read some chapters [...]

    2. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewOk. So. Review. This book is oneanyone can read, regardless of their age. It doesn't contain any (much) inappropriate language. It was a no-nonsense book, with admirable characters. Ike and Edna, and even Rachel, teach us good stuff. They're perfect models. Tho' one thing i didn't really like was how Edna thought of the "evil" inside, even though it had to do with her upbringing and time period.I do have one question: what year [...]

    3. This is a fun YA Steampunk novel. It's very different than many other Steampunk stories I've read. Basic plot is Edna's brother is kidnapped by hags and replaced with a "cogling" and she's on a mission to find and rescue her brother. The world is a Victorian-era with a strict class system for the humans and for those with magic. The woman with magic are called hags and the men with magic are orges and they're not nice and are planning to change the system. I really enjoyed learning about the wor [...]

    4. Children are being stolen and forced to work in factories, while being replaced by Coglings, clockwork changelings that are imbued with the child’s characteristics and mannerisms. Their power source? A watch that “holds” them together. Edna found out the hard way that her brother was gone. She tore an unfamiliar timepiece from her brother’s neck. The result, he became a pile of cogs right before her eyes. Edna sets off for help when Ike, a young thief recognizes what it is. Together they [...]

    5. After being disturbed by strange noises in the night, fifteen year old Edna Mather wasn’t in the mood to rush to her job as a maid, dragging her reticent brother Harrison along with her. Lady Rachel was only eighteen years old herself, but always did her utmost to make the lives of the servants difficult. But with Harrison acting strangely; unresponsive and dour, the order to take him home satisfied Edna, though she knew she’d have to hurry. The appearance of a pocket watch on Harrison’s p [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this story. Edna and her family live in the working class section of town. They are barely making it to the point that Edna and her little brother also work to help make ends meet. One night a hag (witch) sneaks into their room and replaces Harrison with a Cogling. A Cogling looks like the person it is replacing but doesn’t quite act like the person. The Hags are using the children in a factory to build things. As the children work, their dreams are slowly drained from them, w [...]

    7. This was a very refreshing read. The author did a fabulous job of throwing me into a world of fantasy. I especially loved the hags.They gave the story more depth.Edna's brother is kidnapped by a hag, named Simone and replaced with a "cogling," a replicate of the boy. Edna soon discovers that the cogling is not her brother she’s makes it her mission to find and rescue you him. Edna’s journey takes us into a magical world. Is she successful in finding her brother? You will have to read to find [...]

    8. I received a free copy from the author in an exchange for an honest reviewSuch a brilliant idea. I loved everything about what the story and characters where written to be. Though saying that, I felt the execution was a little lacking. Character development and world development needed a boost and dialogue needed to be a bit more mature. However, the book is still worth the read. And fans of steampunk will love this.

    9. Stolen by Hags Cogling is a steampunk/fantasy story about evil Hags that are using their dark magic to kidnap children to work in their factories which they then replace with Coglings to mask their dissappearance. The hags felt like they were wronged by humans so they are dead set on getting revenge and ultimately want to take over the kingdom. A girl named Edna, who's brother, Harrison, was stolen by the hags, sets out on a perilous journey to reclaim her brother and stop the hags once and for [...]

    10. 3 StarsFull Review:*I received an ecopy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*This book was an enjoyable, fun steampunk-fantasy mash-up!The plot was steady and kept me interested, and the twists were fantastic. I saw one or two of them coming, but others I didn't see coming at all, though they made sense once I knew about them.The characters were also good, definitely the go-get-em types, making plans and jumping into action to do what they thought was right and save the o [...]

    11. Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes While Edna is fifteen, she read like a younger person. I also thought the story was more middle grade than young adult. It was not just the writing, but also the story (as in everything was happening very easy and the problems were also solved with considerable ease). This set me back at first, because I was expecting YA.While I liked certain parts of the story, the main drive felt forced. I never completely got the animosity between the Hags, Ogres a [...]

    12. free copy of the book received from the author in exchange for an honest review :)well that was a surprise ;) amazing mix of fantasy and steampunk with lots of unexpected twists and turns along the way :) I've had so much fun reading about the adventures of Edna and Ike :) since I just finished it, a lot of feelings and thoughts are still turning inside of my head, but you can expect a full review early next week :)edited to add my full review :)I got a free copy of this wonderful book from the [...]

    13. *I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*Rating ~2.5 Overall the book is okay. For some reason I feel like the breaks within each chapter are oddly placed, as if they were random breaks in thought. Although I did enjoy the book enough to continue until the end but there were some missteps along the way.The premise itself was definitely interesting. With hags kidnapping human children and replacing them with machines, humans forcing creatures known as tomtars into sl [...]

    14. I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**Mild Spoilers Ahead**I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book, but the premise had me hooked from the start. Hands down, Jordan Elizabeth’s greatest strength is her world building. She is effortlessly immersive in her style, and the steampunk fantasy world of Cogling truly came alive for me.At only 15 years of age, Edna shoulders many burdens, whether it be earning money to support her family, taking care of her you [...]

    15. In a kingdom where humans ruled hags for years, the hags are staging a revolt. Caught in the mess is Edna, whose younger brother Harrison was taken by a hag and replaced with a Cogling, an automation changeling. Since the police did not believe her story about her brother being switched with a Cogling, she had to go look for him herself. At the start of her journey she encounters Ike, a thief, and they manage to form an unusual alliance to find the hag factory, rescue Harrison, and try to repres [...]

    16. - This ARC was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review - I was conflicted about reviewing this novel and I'll tell you why : it was clearly intended for much younger readers than I am ! It's my only objection here, so I wondered : should I review it according to that (and rate it with 3 stars) or should I review it considering the audience it's destined for, like I would do in my own job ? I decided for the second option, go for 4 stars and simply tell you about it.Because [...]

    17. Thanks to Netgalley and Curiosity Quills Press for giving me this book to review.Cogling is fast paced and each chapter ended on a small cliff-hanger which made me want to read just a bit more. This book had action, romance and adventure but it is also predictable and need more world building. However, the tone changed about two thirds way through the book as while it is a YA book it became more adult in its violence and romance. Edna is kind, caring and naïve but also courageous and stubborn. [...]

    18. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.It contains spoilers.Cogling has a fun concept: clockwork changelings and hags trying to take over the country. I haven't seen a lot of hags around so I was looking forward to an original story.Unfortunately I didn't find Cogling lived up to my enthusiasm. The story itself was predictable and cliché. Edna has a problem--her brother has been stolen by hags—and runs off to get help from the authorities who won't help h [...]

    19. When fifteen-year-old Edna Mather tears an expensive and unfamiliar pocket watch off her little brother's neck, he crumbles into a pile of cogs right before her eyes. Horrified, Edna flees for help, but encounters Ike, a thief who attempts to steal the watch before he realizes what it is: a device to power Coglings—clockwork changelings left in place of stolen children who have been forced to work in factories. Desperate to rescue her brother, Edna sets off across the kingdom to the hags' swam [...]

    20. I received a complimentary copy of this novel courtesy of author Jordan Elizabeth Mierek in exchange for a review. It is an honest review and the complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.This is the second book I have read from author Jordan Elizabeth Mierek and she has such a talent for bringing the story to life. Her detailed writing never fails to surprise me. This is a steampunk inspired fantasy that was filled with action from beginning to end. Written for middle g [...]

    21. This book is a part of a Review Tour presented by Curiosity Quills.Jordan Elizabeth has a way of depicting creepy scenes so wonderfully. She takes an idea, makes it her own and creates an entirely new world. This is a prime example, a tale full of hags [witches,] Nix, Ogres, and dragons! This isn't your typical Steampunk.Edna Mathers discovers something horrifying, her little brother has been replaced by a Cogling and she must find him. Hags have him and what they use him as well as other childr [...]

    22. *I received a digital copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.This was my third time reading Jordan's novels and I'm still amazed at the characterization,the reality of each of their voices,the beautiful writing, and the undoubtedly intriguing plot.I loved how the plot was twisted and unexpected,as we find hags more evil and clever than we could expect. But at points,the twists took a a little while to take in.Warning: Before reading this book,you might want to know that Jordan wri [...]

    23. 2.5 on my blog. I thought long and hard over whether to give this book three or two stars, and either round up or down to 2.5 because the first 2/3 of the story was stellar! In fact, I was getting ready to put it on my blog sidebar as my favorite book so far this year. It was beautifully detailed in setting and the characters were full and vibrant; the magical beings were wonderful. So what happened? At about 60% the story turned very sexual with talk about intact virginity, and two scenes with [...]

    24. This is a young adult, steampunk- fantasy. This is a stand alone, but I would love to read what happens in the future for Edna and Ike and while I am thinking about it what happened to Silver I am so curious?! This is an exciting read, just when you think you have it all figured out well the author throws you through a loop. A roller coaster read!!! I really adore the dedication and love Edna has towards her little brother, I personally can relate. This is a must read. Edna doesn't have much, bu [...]

    25. I received a free book for an honest review. My review isn't compromised in any way.This was a fun book to read and I enjoyed it very much! I don't know if it is a series or a standalone but I sure hope the author would continue with the characters and the story line.One of the strong points of the story was the cast of characters. Everyone had something to add to the story and I didn't feel any character was superfluous. Edna came across as a brave but at times naive person. She did make up for [...]

    26. I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The concept, plot, and writing were fabulous. However the latter half of the book was too dark for me and a few scenes made me uncomfortable.UpdateLet's start with what I did enjoy about this book. Firstly, I really enjoyed the world building.It was done well and I was interested in the various humanoid fantasy species that populated the world. The writing was done well; the story flowed together and was pleasant to read.The p [...]

    27. I really enjoyed this book. I think it deserves a 4.5*/5 because there was a lot of great things in this book. The story is about Edna who figures out that her brother has been replaced with a cogling (an automaton that imitates the person who has been kidnapped). With help from a newfound friend called Ike she sets out to find her brother and free him from the hags that kidnapped him.The characters where in my opinion very well developed. There was a lot to them and a lot of things had affected [...]

    28. Hags are stealing children and leaving clockwork replacements behind, Coglings. When Edna Mathers’ discovers her younger brother Harrison has been replaced with a Cogling, she will stop at nothing to get him back. Edna teams up with street urchin, Ike, who originally tries to rob her at gunpoint. She needs Ike, she can’t go up against an army of Hags alone. Can Ike be trusted? Is Ike actually willing to help her save her brother or does he have ulterior motives?From the very beginning, Cogli [...]

    29. I loved Cogling!What I liked: It’s been quite some time since I’ve read steampunk and this novel was perfect for me. It’s not tremendously on the steampunk side, it’s a solid young adult fantasy.Ike and Edna are perfect characters. They’re fun, flawed, and very interesting. Their supporting characters, Harrison, Rachel, and others are perfect and show character growth while not taking away from the plot but instead adding new dimensions.Cogling is not romantic, though there is a bit of [...]

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