Book Review – The Starlight Watchmaker by Lauren James

the starlight watchmakerWealthy students from across the galaxy come to learn at the prestigious academy where Hugo toils as a watchmaker. But he is one of the lucky ones. Many androids like him are jobless and homeless. Someone like Dorian could never understand their struggle – or so Hugo thinks when the pompous duke comes banging at his door. But when Dorian’s broken time-travel watch leads them to discover a sinister scheme, the pair must reconcile their differences if they are to find the culprit in time.

A wildly imaginative sci-fi adventure from YA star Lauren James, particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+


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I somehow missed that this was a novella, so was a little sad it was so short! But that’s only because I was enjoying it so much!

This is a super cute little sci fi mystery and touches on themes of inclusivity that I really loved. The friendship that develops between Hugo and Dorien was just adorable. And I loved Ada! She’s going to grow up to be a planet! That’s just so cool.

I really hope we get more in this world, because it’s so fun.


Buy The Starlight Watchmaker from Amazon UK.

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