The second novel set in the Clockwork Century universe. While not a direct sequel to Boneshaker, there is some overlap in characters and references so...moreThe second novel set in the Clockwork Century universe. While not a direct sequel to Boneshaker, there is some overlap in characters and references so while reading the first book is not necessary by any stretch, you will probably get more out of the book by doing so.
Clementine is a shorter book, clocking in around 200 pages, and has much less of the world building and setting that Boneshaker did. The novel is a non-stop action story following Captain Croggon Beauregard Hainey, an escaped slave from the south trying to recover his stolen ship, and Maria Isabella Boyd, an ex-confederate spy now working for the Pinkerton agency hired to ensure that the stolen ship reaches its destination.
A short, enjoyable read. Not a whole lot of world building or development, but definitely action packed.(less)
An enjoyable steam punk adventure story about zombies taking over Seattle. Like my earlier review of Bitter Seeds the premise didn't sound all that ap...moreAn enjoyable steam punk adventure story about zombies taking over Seattle. Like my earlier review of Bitter Seeds the premise didn't sound all that appealing to me, but favorable reviews led me to give it a shot. The story was interesting and kept me reading till the end. The brown text helped add to the steam punk feel of the novel and was a nice touch.
Boneshaker follows Zeke Wilkes, a boy whose father is responsible for the zombification of downtown Seattle. Zeke sets off for the walled of danger zone for equal parts finding out about his past and trying to clear his father's name. When Briar, his mother, finds him gone, she too takes off for the walled off and zombie filled downtown to try and find Zeke before it's too late.
I found Zeke to be almost too stupid for his own good. He can be a bit annoying at times, talking when silence is clearly the best and safest thing to do. Briar was a bit more compelling to me as the desperate mother.(less)