My favorite part of the novel is the romance that Verity finds herself in. She has a love-at-first-sight moment with one of the Rebel Mechanics, Alec, which is the beginning of her work as a spy. Alec quickly wins her over and her relationship with him is what leads her to continue to give information to the Rebel Mechanics so she can keep him safe. At the same time, Verity develops an affection for her employer, the scatter brained scientist, Lord Henry Lyndon. She knows that there is no chance of a governess and magister being together but finds herself drawn to him and him to her. There is also plenty of action in the book as the revolution begins between the Rebel Mechanics and the British soldiers. The books ending is such that readers will eagerly await the second book in the series.