Here is the summary of the book:
Two kids on a rescue mission.
A mysterious realm of living metal.
One secret that will change the world.
For Phoebe Plumm, life in affluent Meridian revolves around trading pranks with irksome servant Micah Tanner and waiting for her world-renowned father, Dr. Jules Plumm, to return home. Chief Surveyor for The Foundry, a global corporation with an absolute monopoly on technology, Phoebe's father is often absent for months at a time. But when a sudden and unexpected reunion leads to father and daughter being abducted, Phoebe and would-be rescuer Micah find themselves stranded in a stunning yet volatile world of living metal, one that has been ruthlessly plundered by The Foundry for centuries and is the secret source of every comfort and innovation the two refugees have ever known.
Cam Baity and Benny Zelkowicz have fashioned an intensely inventive, engaging, and thought-provoking tale of two worlds on a collision course and the two young rivals who find themselves on the front line. The Foundry's Edge is the first book in a trilogy that will transport young readers down a mechanical rabbit hole and send them on an adventure that explores the hidden costs of indulgence, the perils of unchallenged nationalism, and the world-altering power of compassion and conviction.
'Wonderland' but with a steampunky metallic makeover. The Foundry's Edge creates an imaginary world of the living breathing mechs. I am still experiencing book hangover after The Forever Song. So I wasn't really able to appreciate this book, very much. But yes it is catered to kids and they will definitely love it.
Phoebe and Micah go in the proverbial rabbit hole after Phoebe's dad, Dr. Plumm had been kidnapped by the Foundry thugs. Devasting secrets are realized there and Phoebe and Micah must settle their differences if they are to free Dr. Plumm and help the native mechs deal the threat of the Foundry. Highly imaginary and the thrill of the adventure, The Foundry's Edge proved to be quite the book.
"Wonderland with the mechanical makeover"