I could not put this book down. Lady Claire is a treasure of a character. With spunk, brains, and a heart of gold, this gal is well worht the time invested in getting to know her and her merry band of rag-tag ladies and gentlemen.
I’ve read some Steampunk novels that try to hard to impress you with all the technical descriptions that they forget that stories shoudl be about people as well. Shelly Adina has given us the best of both. She made me want to know more about all the gadgets and such, but kept me rooting for each and every character as they made their next discovery or change.
With a lot of heart and interesting things to keep you reading, I hope that this series finds the succes I think it deserves. Well-written and intriguing, I only wish there had been a bit more of a resolution at the end of this story. i am on my way to buy the next one, but felt a litle let down when I realized I had reached the end.
Overall, a great read.
I’m so glad you liked it! Writing steampunk is the most fun you can have at the keyboard 🙂 The sequel, Her Own Devices, will be out at Christmas, in which we will discover why Weepin’ Willie does not speak, and the depths to which Lord James will sink.
I loved it. I read it in one sitting (more or less). I am fairly new to the genre, but I do find myself leaning more toward the female writers who are much more adept at including the surroundings/setting/environment into the story and letting it play the part it deserves.
Many of the Steampunk novels I have read have been more Science Fiction set in a loose victorian period. I think the setting is a HUGE role in the genre.
I’m very excited about the next book and could you do us all a favor and write a little faster?
Such a rave review. I will definitely check it out. So many books, so little time…