My Mechanical Romance
Alexene Farol FollmuthAges 12+
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
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.
My Mechanical Romance shines a light on the struggles bright young girls face in STEM fields, and combines it with an adorable romance that will leave you warm and smiling long after the last page. It’s romcom perfection.
Adiba Jaigirdar, author of The Henna Wars