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All Men of Genius

All Men of Genius - Lev A.C. Rosen 3.53.75 starsSteampunk/alt-Victorian retelling of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, but there is enough added to the story that it didn't feel like a Shakespearean play with gears and goggles. Violet is a genius - more at home in her lab than in drawing rooms and dress shops. Her dream is to go to Illyria - the premiere scientific college. She hatches a plan with her brother to take his place, and their friend Jack, also accepted to Illyria, is along to help.There are a few love stories, some commentary on society's restrictions on what is proper, and how people get around that.I liked it. I can't say anything was a surprise but other than a few spots that dragged, I enjoyed it.