Cogheart reviews from press, authors and bloggers…

“Fantastically imaginative… With great style and panache, the novel deftly winds through the intricacies of friendship and moral choice while maintaining a fun edge.” — Publishers Weekly
“Introduces dastardly villains, friendly mechanicals, and thrilling airship action … with hair-raising and cinematic charm.” — Kirkus Reviews 
“Delightful and inventive—a captivating adventure for middle-grade readers.” — Foreword Review

“This steampunk adventure has it all: a missing person, deadly sabotage, secret technology, zeppelin chases, and a cast of heroes the reader will come to love.” — VOYA Magazine

“An exciting, fast-paced adventure.” — Booklist
“Swiftly paced with clever details, this novel’s world of weird mechanical creatures, heroes, and villains in a fantastic Victorian England setting will appeal to young readers.” — School Library Journal
“[S]cenes are described with such vivid detail … [and] themes of loss, loyalty, and family bonds are beautifully executed.” — School Library Connection
“Wonderfully gripping.” — Charlotte Eyre, The Bookseller
“A steampunky tale of ambition, pursuit and revenge.” — The Guardian
“One of my favourite debuts of the year. Murder, mystery and mayhem in a thrilling Victorian adventure.” — Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
“an imaginative tour-de-force” — Sinéad O’Hart, The Irish Times
“A gripping story… A steampunk adventure with a determined heroine and compelling twists” —  Claire Hennessy, The Irish Times
“Cogheart goes beyond steam-punk to imagine a world as weirdly inventive as Philip Pullman’s Clockwork and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner… Marvellous fun for nine-plus readers.”  — The New Statesman
“WONDERFUL…a blend of Philip Pullman, Joan Aiken and Katherine Rundell. Don’t miss!” — Amanda Craig
 “A gem of a book.” — Katherine Woodfine, author of The Clockwork Sparrow
“A glittering clockwork treasure” — Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild Trilogy.

“This steampunk adventure will have readers thoroughly engrossed in a world that isn’t, but *shiver* could be?  . . . . The daring escapes and deadly fights are balanced with tender moments of love and loss, which will bring appeal to a wide array of readers.”Bluestocking Thinking Blog

“An instant classic… full of thrills, spills, and mechanical foxes.” — Down the Rabbit Hole
“A magnificent, standout modern classic, an exhilarating epic that offers fun, adventure and pure escapism for anyone aged between nine and ninety. Not be missed!” — Lancashire Evening Post
 “A really wonderful steampunk story that reminded me of Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines series. It’s pacy and exciting, and I loved the world that Peter has built.” — Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike / Wells and Wong Mysteries series
“Vivid and gripping…a beautifully-drawn world and delicate detailing, as finely wrought as a watch’s workings.” — Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of Girl of Ink and Stars
“A delightfully badly behaved heroine, enthralling mechanicals and a stormer of a plot.” — Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher
“A classic adventure in every way I love – machines, Victoriana and high, pulse-pounding thrills. It’s got real heart too.” — Rob Lloyd Jones, author of Wild Boy
“Totally bewitched me.” – Holly Bourne, author of Am I Normal Yet?
“A magical and thrilling story. Prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime, a truly stunning debut.” –– Jo Clarke, Book Lover Jo
“Fantastical, immersive – and yet with real heart.” — Serendipity Reviews
“Easily one of the best I have read in the [steampunk] genre… Fast-paced and full of unrelenting action and adventure.” — BookZone4Boys
“If you are looking for a book full of heart, emotion, adventure and mystery then I could not recommend Cogheart enough, because it has all that and more.” — MikeReads
“A mysterious and exciting read that is full of fantastic characters.” — The Week Junior

Cogheart reviews from LoveReadingForKids readers…

“Cogheart is an amazing book. From the outset, the characters and the treacherous plots take you on a thrilling, magical journey of adventure and the final twists will leave you spinning.” — Isabella, age 11
“A steampunk fantasy adventure that had me gripped with its brilliantly woven characters and cast of mechanical wonders. An amazing read!” — Rohan, age 10
“This book is perfect for children who like drama and moments of tension that make you hold your breath at every written word.” — Erica, age 10
“A really different and exciting adventure full of fantastic creations, twists and turns. I loved it!” — Sam, age 11
 “Cogheart is an amazing book that I would recommend for anyone aged 8 and over. It is my favourite book this holiday.” — Freddie, age 9
“This book was so exciting that I read it really quickly!” — Caitlin, age 9
“This book swept me away into a world of pure imagination.” — Zoe, age 9
“I don’t think anyone could not like it. It’s not a book for girls only, or for boys only, everyone will love it! I would give it 11/10!” — Maia, age 11