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Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell was released a few weeks ago. It is simply put a Steampunk Cinderella story. The cover is quite lovely. It is also available in the UK at Mechanica. The reviews are strong and there is fae magic, too, so if any of these things are your catnip, this book should be a treat for you.
Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have pushed her into a life of dreary servitude. When she discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her sixteenth birthday—and befriends Jules, a tiny magical metal horse—Nicolette starts to imagine a new life for herself. And the timing may be perfect: There’s a technological exposition and a royal ball on the horizon. Determined to invent her own happily-ever-after, Mechanica seeks to wow the prince and eager entrepreneurs alike.