Out on 23 June 2022

My Mechanical Romance

Alexene Farol Follmuth

Ages 12+
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23 June 2022
272 pages


From Alexene Farol Follmuth the globally bestselling, TikTok viral author of The Atlas Six (under the penname Olivie Blake) comes My Mechanical Romance, an adorable opposites-attract YA romance that explores the vulnerability of first love.

Nerds are so hot.

Especially battle–robot–building nerds.

When Bel accidentally reveals a talent for engineering at school, she’s forced into joining the robotics club.
Enter Mateo Luna, perfect on paper – captain of the football team and the robotics club – who recognizes Bel as a potential asset, even if they couldn’t be more different. And as the nights of after–school work grow longer, Bel and Teo realize they've made more than just a combat–ready robot for the championship: they’ve made a connection themselves.
But with graduation approaching, their differences and what they want for their futures, threatens what they’ve built together.

Can they survive Nationals without breaking their robots – or their hearts?

The message is clear: Women deserve to take up space in the STEM world too. A delightful teen romance about building robots—and new futures.

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