Tag: steampunk

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 third of the book, so I can’t call it a five-star…

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 of real-life characters, including the explorer Richard Francis Burton, the poet…

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 I’d like to say that I’m loving the book, but at…

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 greatly.  Priest is a strong writer, with vivid description, creativity and…

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 I’m staying in every chance I get.  So aside from the…

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