Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)
Title: The Left-Handed Fate
Author: Kate Milford
Release Date: August 23, 2016
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. (Macmillan imprint)
Lucy Bluecrowne and Maxwell Ault are on a mission: find the three pieces of a strange and arcane engine. They're not exactly sure what this machine does, but they have it on good authority that it will stop the war that's raging between their home country of England and Napoleon Bonaparte's France. Despite being followed by mysterious men dressed all in black, they're well on their way to finding everything they need when their ship, the famous Left-Handed Fate, is taken by the Americans.
And not just any Americans. The Fate (and with it, Lucy and Max) are put under the command of Oliver Dexter, who's only just turned twelve.
But Lucy and Max aren't the only ones trying to put the engine together, and if the pieces fall into the wrong hands, it could prove disastrous. Oliver is faced with a choice: help Lucy and Max and become a traitor to his country? Or follow orders and risk endangering that same country and many others at the same time--not to mention his friends?
Yay to more middle grade with sailing and possible pirates! This sounds a bit more like an exploration and searching kind of adventure, plus some steampunk invention fun. :)