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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 all.
I thought the premise was unique and I liked the steampunk and fantastical elements that were in the story however I thought the actual writing style did not align appropriately with the content. I went into this book thinking it was a YA book but the writing style itself was very simplistic and really way more appropriate for younger children however some of the content itself was not. It's more geared toward older teens and young adults. So I really just think there needs to be some adjustments so that the writing style and the audience the story is appealing to meshes together. It's a cute story though and with a little polishing I think it has a lot of potential.
*I received this ARC from the author, Jordan Elizabeth, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!