Twelve Minutes to Midnight by Christopher Edge
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Probably a better book for the target audience than adults, as I didn't find the world particularly convincing. Penelope's life seems just a little too convenient for me to suspend disbelief entirely, and there's a lot of belief that needs suspending. London also feels too clean and poverty-free for the Victorian era, but perhaps in future episodes we'll see the grittier side.
ARC provided by publisher.