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Iron Pendulum (Periodic #2)

4.27  ·  Rating Details ·  162 Ratings  ·  52 Reviews
Six months ago, Avery thought the world ended outside Dome Four. Thought she was one of the few of her kind. Thought the war that brought the human race to the brink of extinction was over.

But six months can change everything.

After fighting to escape a tyranny she didn't even know existed, Avery has had to come to grips with all the secrets she's uncovered. But more secret
ebook, 386 pages
Published August 28th 2014 (first published August 26th 2014)
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Mindy Ruiz
Jun 26, 2014 Mindy Ruiz rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read
Sweet skittles, Megan Curd has done it again!
I had the amazing pleasure of reading Megan Curd's second installment in The Periodic Series and Daaaaaamn, the girl nailed it. I can not wait to discuss all the twist and turns this wonderful story takes you. And Jaxon *swoon* Jaxon is the bad boy with the good heart all the girls dream about. But watch it, I call dibs. I can't recommend this highly enough. Megan not only knocked Iron Pendulum out of the park, she knocked it all the way to Pluto!
Jun 26, 2014 Toni rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to be able to read an advance copy of Iron Pendulum, and I can't express in words how much I love The Periodic Series. In short: It's a dystopian lovers wet dream! This baby has earned its spot at the top of my Favorite Reads of 2014 list!

My full review to come after release.
A Book Vacation
Aug 26, 2014 A Book Vacation rated it it was amazing
To see my full review:

This second novel of the Periodic series knocked my socks off—if you’re looking for an awesome steampunk dystopian series, then look no further! Curd has woven a tale so captivating that when all is said and done, you’ll be dying for more. And dying for more is exactly where I am as Curd leaves us with a most amazing cliffhanger that had my mind in a whirl!

Avery and all her beloved companions are back in Iron Pendulum, including swoonworthy Jaxon, bes
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Michelle (Much Loved Books)
Sep 07, 2014 Michelle (Much Loved Books) rated it really liked it

Iron Pendulum has been a long time coming, after finishing Steel Lily I had to read this, I NEEDED to know what would happen next, so I not so patiently waited, and when the opportunity arose to be part of the blog tour, I kept my fingers and toes crosses that I could participate.

Iron Pendulum picks up after Steel Lily, with Avery, Sari, Jaxon, and Alice mapping the tunnels to try and find some weakness in the headquarters defences. Very quickly this group of friends find themselves in a whole
Novel Delight Review & Lisa (Lissa) Smith's Bookshelf
Novel Stats:

TITLE : Iron Pendulum
SERIES : Period #02
PAGE COUNT : 386 pages
AUTHOR :GENRE : Young Adult - Fiction - Dystopia - Romance
PUBLICATION : August 28th, 2014
LISSA’S STAR RATING : 5 Stars I loved it!
PAGE TURNER : Yes, couldn’t put my kindle down.
RECOMMEND : Yes, but start with Steel Lily the first book in the series. It’s just as good.
WANT MORE : Laud yes! However, Copper Phoenix book #03 in the series was schedule out in December 2014 and I haven’t heard a peep.


COVER: Eye catci
Crystal (Bookiemoji)
Jan 04, 2014 Crystal (Bookiemoji) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
I can NOT put into words how awesome this book is!!!! If you loved Steel Lily you will be obsessed with Iron Pendulum!!! I have only read the, what Megan referred to as "rough draft" before edits, and it was BEYOND AMAZING!!!!
Ethan Gregory
Aug 30, 2014 Ethan Gregory rated it it was amazing
Full review can be found at: http://oneguysguidetogoodreads.blogsp...


My Thoughts:

If you are reading this, it means one of three things. One, you are here for the blog tour (thanks for stopping by!). Two, you read my review of Steel Lily and were so excited you had to come check out Iron Pendulum! Or three, you found a random link on Facebook, Google, or Twitter and were kind enough to click it (woohoo, nice call s
Sep 01, 2014 Carmen rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Find this review and more on my blog.

The following review is based on an eARC provided to me by the author/tour organizer in exchange for my honest opinion


The ending of Steel Lily left Avery at the alliance headquarters reunited with her father but grieving the death of her mother. The beginning of Iron Pendulum picks up soon after that, so there is no gap between the two installments of the series. Avery and her friends are scouting out some tunnels between headquarters and Dome
Sandra "Jeanz"
Aug 08, 2014 Sandra "Jeanz" rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-wishlist
To say I was impressed and flattered is an understatement for how I felt when I was approached to read this, the second book in The Periodic Series, and review it too.
I was really looking forward to catching up with Avery + Jaxon and their fledgling relationship as well as learning more about then Alliance (good guys) and the ever experimenting resistance ruled by Xander.

I received an e-arc of this book in exchange for my honest review, and for posting that review durin
Leonor (Ner)
Also published as part of Iron Pendulum Blog Tour in "A Cup of Coffee and a Book"

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the author, Megan Curd, in exchange for an honest review.

When I was invited to be part of Iron Pendulum Blog Tour I couldn’t refuse. When I read Steel Lily last year, I was really surprised with how good this world created by Megan Curd was so I had to accept the invitation and dive into the sequel.

Truth is, Iron Pendulum was such a crazy rollercoaster from the begin
T.H. Hernandez
Aug 29, 2014 T.H. Hernandez rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars. Although I keep hearingdystopia is dead, I'm very that Megan Curd doesn't agree. Iron Pendulum is the second book in her Periodic Series. I haven't read the first one yet and was concerned that would be an issue, but it wasn't. The authordoes a fabulous job of providing just as much of the backstory as necessary to keep up with what happens in Iron Pendulum. And a lot happens. The book is full of action with a lot of unexpected twists.

There are a few relationships that would probably
Bee {Quite the Novel Idea}

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You couldn't help yourself, could you Megan? Why did you have to do this to me? Of course I still love you and I f-ing loved this book again but you know I have to hate you on some level for what you made me go through in this book.

Iron Pendulum is the sequel to the fantastic Steel Lily and I'm happy to say it's just as brilliant! I'm not going to give a short summary because I don't want to give away any spoilers! I knew it was going to be good, b
Stephanie Ward
Aug 28, 2014 Stephanie Ward rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

'Iron Pendulum' is the second book in a fantastic young adult steampunk fantasy series. It continues where the first book left off - following our heroine, Avery, as she tries to pick up the pieces of her life after the war that destroyed almost everything. Now living outside the Domes - away from the awful tyranny she hadn't know existed until recently - Avery and her friends are determined to stop Xander and his horrific experiments at any cost. It just so happens that this time the c
You can check the ebook giveaway on my stop of the blog tour!

It embarrasses me to say that even though Steel Lily was one of my favourite books of 2013, by now most details from the book were hazy in my mind and I had to check my notes from before to remember some of the things that had happened. I didn’t remember some characters and that is a no no when you’re reading a sequel. I probably should have re-read book 1 but unfortunately, I had no time to do so if I wanted to post the review
Aug 29, 2014 Laura rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-ebooks
*ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review/blog tour*

I’m not sure if any of you were aware of how much I loved the first book of this series, Steel Lily and if you haven’t read it yet, you totally should because it’s AWESOME. Iron Pendulum is equally awesome and I think even better than Steel Lily.

I love, love, love this series because it’s such a good idea. I mean, elementalists! That’s awesome! And I loved that we got to see more elementalists in this book and that Avery’s powers gr
Nova Zaiden
[Iron Pendulum] brought back beloved characters (I didn't even know I missed!) in an action packed second installment that is leaving me in anticipation for the third book. - Nova @ Out of Time

When I cracked the book open (figuratively), I was first a little confused. It's been more than a year since I read the first book. I needed a little time before the story came back. Because of this, I'm really glad that the beginning was very smooth and let me catch up to the story. Past points were revie
Elicia Cheah
Sep 09, 2014 Elicia Cheah rated it it was amazing
You can also find this review at http://girlinthewoodsreviews.blogspot...

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Iron Pendulum is the long-awaited sequel to Steel Lily. Yes, long-awaited, because I couldn't wait to see what Avery and her friends were going to do to help Dome Four and its inhabitants.

When I was reading, I found myself laughing and smiling one moment and panting the next, and then possibly crying.

The laughing part was mainly from Jaxon and his sharp tongue, as usual. The crying and panting? Wel
Full disclosure, I started this as part of a tour review and had to immediately put it down, What??? How could I??? Because there was no way I was going to wonder about the strength of book one and its background story! And now, both books pinging around in my brain, making me giddy for more, I can say without a doubt, Iron Pendulum by Megan Curd has carved a place in my YA dystopian heart!

With a brilliant, foreboding and riveting style, Megan Curd took me storm with a pace that may be faster th
Jo Michaels
Aug 28, 2014 Jo Michaels rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who enjoy this book if you love clean young adult novels that keep you guessing.
If you read my review of Steel Lily , you'll know I had mixed feelings about it. There were some errors in the writing that threw me out of the story, and left me sad. But, I wanted to give the author, Megan Curd, another chance to win me over because I was very fond of the story, the characters, and the steampunk world she'd built. I bought Iron Pendulum the day after it went on sale because I was so eager to find out what happened next. Well, I wasn't disappointed! Let's get to the review.

Shayna Varadeaux
I unfortunately did not get to read Steel Lily so I came into an already going story. There was enough recap to get me up to speed and I was easily sucked into this story. This is only my second steampunk series and I am now pretty convinced that I love me some steampunk!

Avery was really an excellent MC I was definitely glad she wasn't whiny or overly vulnerable or any of that weakness that I think authors put in there because maybe a badass is too hard to be feminine. I think that Avery is th
Avery knows she has to go back to Dome Four. She promised she would be back and when she gets back she finds things have went even more down hill since she left. She is being blamed for the shortage of steam. Avery digs deep and finds out what is making the people sick and just how far it goes. Along with her friends she works to put a stop to the corruption. Another enemy seems to have plans for Dome Four as well. The people need a hero they can follow and Avery doesn't know if she is up to the ...more
Sep 19, 2014 Aarati rated it really liked it
I had the absolute delight of reading Megan Curd's second book in her Periodic series, Iron Pendulum. I like this a lot more than the first book. A lot more of Jaxon, a lot more action and Avery's level-headed and sometimes temperamental actions, fun and smart Alice and the intelligent geek Sari. This book was a wonderful read.

In Iron Pendulum, Avery has to go back to the very place she wanted to leave desperately, Dome 4. The conditions are even worse than when she left and the people are blami
Resch Reads
Aug 28, 2014 Resch Reads rated it it was amazing
Sweet baby Jesus, this book was a phenomenal 5-leave me hanging on the most epic cliff hanger ever stars! I don't even know where to begin, this is the ultimate book hangover. If you want a book to read that will be consuming your thoughts a week, two weeks, even a month from now...go read this book!

Iron Pendulum starts off where Steel Lily left off. Avery is making a solid effort to bring down Xander but at every turn Xander is one or several steps ahead of them. You have to ask yourself why? h
Oct 09, 2014 Hayley rated it it was amazing
A fantastic sequel to Steel Lily. This is one of my favourite series - and now I have to wait for the next one!!!

I'll try to be constructive rather than just gush, but my favourite part of these books are the character. Avery, Jaxon, Sari, Alice... and now with Vince thrown into the mix. Their constantly full of witty banter, yet at the same time capable of powerful emotions. They are all unique, yet the fit together as a great team. Dana was a great addition to the story, although she said 'ba
Roxanne Kade
Sep 03, 2014 Roxanne Kade rated it it was amazing
Holy heck! This book was an explosive thrill ride from page one until the very end. Fast-paced, action-packed and filled with intrigue, betrayal, and heartache.

Unfortunately, I haven't read book 1, but I didn't feel completely lost when reading this book. There were times when I wondered what had happened in the first book, and I think I'm going to have to give it a read, even if it's just to be taken on another exciting journey with these characters.

Curd has created an interesting post apocalyp
Aug 08, 2014 Abbie rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-review
(I received a copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review.)

Actual rating - 3.25

Iron Pendulum was an okay read, but there was times where it dragged.

I really liked the characters the first time i read Steel Lily, but when i reread it prior to reading this, i didn't like them as much.
Unfortunately, the same goes for this one. I just couldn't warm to them enough to like them as much as i did before.

There was one character that drove me up the wall - Dana. She said "Baby girl" about f
Sep 01, 2014 Madison rated it it was amazing
This series is a total must-read! Having the pleasure to read it, wow!

Megan Curd really did great job with the characters and even though I would get sometimes confused with all the different characters (maybe it is just me who is really slow with remembering different characters), it was magnificent!

Another thing I LOVED was the cover. The title is eye catching and the colors mix smoothly. We are told not to judge a book by its cover, but we do. And let’s face it, this book was great inside and
If you have read Steel Lily, the first in the series by author Megan Curd, you are most definitely going to want to read Iron Pendulum this summer. I was fortunate enough to be offered a complimentary copy in exchange for review, as I have enjoyed this amazing series. It's a great mind bender, and a step into fantasy I usually don't enter, as I read other genres. I found Iron Pendulum to be deliciously haunting, with a nice written execution and tale time. I was enveloped in another reading ...more
Aug 27, 2014 Mike rated it it was amazing
Like any great trilogy, the second act things take a decided turn for the worse as our plucky band of characters takes its lumps, bruises, and losses.

Keeping on par with the twists of Steel Lily, Iron Pendulum doesn’t come up short! Large portions of this book only make true sense in hindsight. I’m yelling at these characters while I’m reading, “What are you doing?! Why would you do that!?”and so on. But then you get to that moment when you really understand what’s been going on under your nose
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