My Mechanical Romance

Alexene Farol Follmuth

Ages 12+
23 June 2022
9781035008179
272 pages

Synopsis

An adorable opposites-attract YA romance, from the TikTok sensation and globally bestselling author of The Atlas Six (under the penname Olivie Blake). My Mechanical Romance explores the vulnerability of first love . . . while building robots!

'Academic rivals to lovers is one of my favourite tropes and this book delivered it perfectly' - Lottie, NetGalley review

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?

'An adorable, nerdy, feel-good read that will leave you blissfully satisfied' - NetGalley Review

'I sped through this book and loved every minute' - Poppy, NetGalley Review