Tag: steampunk

Series on Sunday: The Aeronaut’s Windlass and Zeroes

This post features a couple of the series books I’ve read in the last few months. I read some of these a while ago, so I’m afraid these reviews will be pretty brief. Two more to come next Sunday. The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim… Continue Reading “Series on Sunday: The Aeronaut’s Windlass and Zeroes”

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

This is a strange, complicated story, involving time and mind-reading and intricate clockwork. Pulley’s debut novel is artfully written and most importantly, the characters are well-drawn – except where they’re meant to be mysterious. I will say I struggled a bit with the last… Continue Reading “The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley”

Series on Sunday: Mini-reviews of series books

Trying something new this month!  I rarely review series books, unless it’s the first in a series. So I thought I’d do a set of mini-reviews instead. (Note: minor spoilers ahead since two of these reviews are for the second book in the series.)… Continue Reading “Series on Sunday: Mini-reviews of series books”

Books in Series: a Mid-Year Round-Up

In the last couple of months I’ve read more than series books than usual.  I don’t like reviewing series after the first book, because (1) it’s too spoilerish and (2) because series books are usually pretty fluffy and there isn’t much to say about… Continue Reading “Books in Series: a Mid-Year Round-Up”

Carriger Gets it Right: A Review of Timeless

This is the fifth (and final) book in Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series, and since I’ve written about the series here and here, I don’t have a lot to add, except this was one of my favorites.  I enjoyed it for two reasons, the… Continue Reading “Carriger Gets it Right: A Review of Timeless”

Review: The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder

Spring-Heeled Jack is pretty much what you’d expect it to be – it’s good, fun steampunk set in an alternate version of Victorian England.  The “twist” is that it actually explains how the alternate reality came to be.  It also involves a whole cast… Continue Reading “Review: The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder”

It’s Monday; What are You Reading?

“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you’ve read the past week and planning to read next. War and Peace, that’s what!  I’m feeling the need to actually finish this book.  Now… Continue Reading “It’s Monday; What are You Reading?”

Review: Dreadnought by Cherie Priest

This book is a loose “sequel” to Priest’s Boneshaker, meaning it can be read on its own and the characters only intersect at one point in the story.  This book is quite different to Boneshaker in tone, pacing and story.  I enjoyed both books… Continue Reading “Review: Dreadnought by Cherie Priest”

Pregnant heroines and Gail Carriger’s Heartless

      At the same time as many of my friends are having babies, a lot of my favorite series’ heroines are getting pregnant as well.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this: I don’t want my heroines to have… Continue Reading “Pregnant heroines and Gail Carriger’s Heartless”

Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Do you ever think you know where your review is going, and then it turns out to be completely different?  This was one of those for me. I’m late to the Cassandra Clare party — most readers of steampunk and urban fantasy have been… Continue Reading “Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare”

Review: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

It’s freezing outside and winter-cold-season inside.  The only good thing I can say about that is I’ve had LOTS of time to read lately.  This year’s ugly winter cold has meant slowing waaayyy down.  And the thirty degree weather and my recently-repaired fireplace means… Continue Reading “Review: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest”

Review: Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

In my last post, I recommended a book called Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld. Westerfeld is one of my favorite YA writers.  He’s written the Uglies and Midnighters series, and this latest series is set in 1914 in a steampunk version of World War I.… Continue Reading “Review: Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld”

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