The Boxcar Baby was a book labeled as Steampunk Fantasy-esque.
When actually sat down to read it took me about two weeks to read primarily since had aThe Boxcar Baby was a book labeled as Steampunk Fantasy-esque.
When actually sat down to read it took me about two weeks to read primarily since had a lot going in my studies. The Boxcar Baby was a pleasant surprise since considered the fact that if it was one of those books, you know, the type that if you don't finish in about three to four days you'll lose your place in the story or worse yet outright interest. It was a pleasant surprise again since none of this ever actually happened and every time continued each day little by little as the story progressed in my mind really since I wanted to know what will happen next. Such books have to say are the true showmanship of a good book that keeps you reading long into the night. Granted the premise seemed to be very mysterious that as a reader wanted to know more about but in reality actually wasn't sure what to expect. Any reader hopes for the best if discovering a book and seeing if it will be a treasure but with The Boxcar Baby had some doubts even though with the premise was equally held in some interest over what it will be like.
The Boxcar Baby concerns AB’Gale or Abby who's father goes missing and she must look for her father who doesn't happen to be her real father but must since she's grown to see him as her real father. Another reason she must find him is if she doesn't she will be shipped off to a working house where she will be forced to do manual labor for life. Her search brings her incredible adventure and terrible danger where she learns through experience monsters come all over the place from regular people to real-life monsters.
In reading there were many times that thought that AB’Gale was such a charismatic and strong character. Her language granted is very hilarious to me since sometimes comes off very un-educated but given that read the synopsis of book description as The Boxcar Baby being written with a Southern influence I can see why this might apply to AB’Gale's language. AB’Gale is just one of the characters that is very well-written since over her many adventures in Book One of the Steel Roots Series , AB’Gale, meets various other characters. All of them give off their own unique presence to the story. One of the main qualities that loved though of The Boxcar Baby was that it began with a more non-Fantasy way of life for the main heroine and turned into the more Fantasy side of things toward the end. Readers will be surprised at this since you would tend to expect it might just be fiction with no out of the ordinary Fantasy.
J.L. Mulvihill is quite a talented writer and think she has such a creative mind to come up with this Steampunk Southern American Adventure. Book One of the Steel Roots series is so wonderful and I am extremely excited to see what will happen in Book Two. There are many directions it could head next....more
Previously in the Night Watchman Express we unfortunately were witness to Simon and Miriam's kidnapping through The Night Watchman Express. In The DevPreviously in the Night Watchman Express we unfortunately were witness to Simon and Miriam's kidnapping through The Night Watchman Express. In The Devil's Kitchen Simon and Miriam attempt to survive in different surroundings from their previous lives without losing hope. Mana and Neil now reunited are out trying to rescue Miriam and Simon from their horrendous fates. Yet, danger looms dangerously everywhere especially with a new increase in consumption of a very nasty tonic by the Pearson Company.
Alison DeLuca have by now realized what sets her writing apart and that is when you read whole passages no matter if they are not filled with great secrets or incredible occurrences is still filled with interesting moments. She just knows how to always keep the story going and adds fully to each of her books. It is a great quality to be found in an author. So much so that consider Alison DeLuca my favorite author as of recently. One of my favorites and glad First Rule Publicity introduced me to her work.
The Devil's Kitchen brings Simon, Miriam, and Neil's adventures to a close from the evil of The Cantwells. Yet it isn't the end since there is more! More in The Lamplighter's Special which would see a return to Lampala. Exciting most definitely! Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Steampunk, Adventure...more
Ever since my first taste of Steampunk which have to give a nod of approval at Kady Kross’s Steampunk Chronicles (The Girl in the Steel Corset, The GiEver since my first taste of Steampunk which have to give a nod of approval at Kady Kross’s Steampunk Chronicles (The Girl in the Steel Corset, The Girl in the Clockwork Collar) and since then have an interest in any novels bearing Steampunk elements. The Nightwatchman Express when signed up for this Online Book Tour promised to have a stamp of Steampunk as well.
Later once began reading The Night Watchman Express knew with certainty had made a magnificent decision. Alison DeLuca twirls to vibrant life the life of young Miriam Pearson a millionaire’s daughter who soon loses her father. Her new guardians turn out to be greedy for her inheritance. They also bring along with them their son named Simon and Simon’s friend Neil. While Neil is nice the same doesn't apply to Simon. Simon and Miriam’s animosity soon surfaces adding to Miriam’s mounting new limitations to her privileged life. Good things don’t stay horrible for long with the arrival of Mana Postulate whose Miriam’s new governess.
Honestly of all the books out there The Night Watchman Express is perfectly marketed as a Steampunk adventure. It is most definitely a story of adventure with some very three-dimensional characters that are almost like they could be written out of real life. The characters because of that are extraordinary in engaging. Miriam is a favorite that grows and evolves. Simon is another favorite with his intelligent mind. Neil too with a kind manner he always holds. Finally there is Mana who is a firm but elegant governess.
The Crown Phoenix series is a new favorite one! While hardly touches on any increasingly High Fantasy elements there are small glimmers of it. But no what makes it stand out is that we get a definite Gothic Steampunk adventure vibe from it. Recommended alright for readers who like something new. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Steampunk, Adventure...more
When we previously had left off in Angelkiller, Mason managed to defeat the evil angel Azazel with the help of some human long-lived knights: Jaelon,When we previously had left off in Angelkiller, Mason managed to defeat the evil angel Azazel with the help of some human long-lived knights: Jaelon, Malthusan, and Populus. In Angelkiller, they weren't exactly warm to Mason's cell but eventually as in this book they aren't stony. As with Mason's cell, we get to see their pasts. Jaelon who was once a slave is later taken into the angelic conflict of The Army and The Enemy. Malthusan a knight that seems to hold feelings for the knight's leaders Jaelon. Finally, Populus who is the voice of reason of the knights and just as intrigued with technology as Martin. Traitor Angel still continues to switch between different character perspectives to better push the story. H. David Blalock so far has done a fabulous job.
With his second novel in the Angelkiller Triad, Traitor Angel, he has Mason and his cell still investigating who Andrael in the schemes of The Enemy. So, throughout Traitor Angel, we have a lot of building action where we are further introduced to even more characters. One thing is certain the conflict between The Enemy and The Army as it escalates is moving beyond Virtual Reality but into a place of higher stakes.
One important new character is Andrew Nicholson who seems to catch the eye of Meeker. While having read Angelkiller know for a fact that Meeker and Overguard are involved, so it would be a very messy thing there. Even so, as a reader actually excited to read more concerning Meeker and Andrew Nicholson or at the very least more about Nicholson.
Angelkiller introduced me to H. David Blaclock's writing and his Angelkiller Triad Trilogy, so now Traitor Angel has only increased my fanatic drive for The Angelkiller Triad Trilogy all the more! As a reader you'll want to make yourself familiar with this trilogy. Overall: Touching read Genre: Fantasy, Speculative Fiction
Angelkiller! What a book title this book has and it story background when first saw it o--Full, review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Angelkiller! What a book title this book has and it story background when first saw it on Seventh Star Press enticed me very much. Once I actually read it did enjoy its story and found a very quick attachment to the characters.
First off with Angelkiller the story begins with Mason a fighter for The Army's side who has lived for centuries. He has been in conflict with the supposed bad side known as The Enemy. The Enemy are conspiring to lure humanity into their web and away from the Creator's light( guessing God). For many years and now in the present they have achieved just that so what we know as good is really bad and vise versa. Besides Mason there are other characters that make an appearance in Angelkiller which are: Tripp, Martin, Overguard, and Meeker. Tripp is a long-time friend of Mason's who has huge loyalty toward him. Martin in particular of the group is a fascinating to read about since he's very much intrigued with computers and tech making him the computer expert, so it's interesting to see his side of things at times. Then finally there is Meeker and Overguard who while they are in The Army together its obvious they are romantically involved. This conflict that "rages" is mentioned several times to break up couples since many don't survive. For a reader, you are in for a very suspense-charged Fantasy that even includes romance. All of the before mentioned storylines of the characters are intriguing in Angelkiller.
[Angelkiller, by the way, switches through different character perspectives in a well-balanced way that accentuates the story's overall flow]
This book blogger is grateful to H. David Blalock for writing the Angelkiller Triad Trilogy since for a reader its covering new ground in Fantasy with some Virtual Reality aspects that have not seen before nicely brought to life. Overall: Touching read Genre: Fantasy, Speculation Fiction...more
Jonathan Starling often feels his father, Alain Starling, is keeping secrets--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Jonathan Starling often feels his father, Alain Starling, is keeping secrets from him especially concerning his mother's disappearance. What he doesn't yet know is that his suspicions are right. Alain in the past was involved with a place under the wrong side of the streets of London. A place rightfully named Darkside. Mostly given the reason that its inhabitants are all of London's worst type of people who include murderers, thiefs, and various other types of monsters actually sometimes literally.
By chance of fate, Jonathan is stalked by a strange multi-color- haired girl by the name of Marianne with her helpers Hodge and Skeet. It becomes very apparent these two are from Darkside and obviously not the good guys. As Jonathan runs from this group he happens to find that Darkside has decent individuals in Raquella, a servant girl, and Carnegie , a rather agressive wolfman. There is hope that Jonathan might yet escape capture yet what Jonathan hardly knows is that another individual is hunting for him just as much as.
Have got to give it to, Tom Becker, his series Darkside which so far have read not only Darkside but also Lifeblood (Darkside: Book 2) is so awe-inducing. He writes with a calling that is so enigmatic of a dangerous but tempting London. In Darkside (Darkside: Book 1) we meet Jonathan our main protagonist and other main characters that are apparent will feature in later novels. They do since as mentioned before have reached Lifeblood (Darkside: Book 2) and some of the same characters are present along with some new faces. There is a lot of mystery with Darkside and the action just as eclipsing.
Can't believe that dont hear more mention of these books in the Darkside series since its Dark Fantasy but high caliber Dark Fantasy written beautifully. Not sure if it's perhaps that the reason that it's under Scholastic's publishing and someone might expect Young Adult or even little Children's reading but can pass for a good-quality reading for all ages. There are afte rall some adult characters that are in Darkside with a deep tug. Truly is beautiful Dark Fantasy to be discovered by any reader. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Fantasy, Dark-Fantasy, Fiction, Vampires, Werewolves, Paranormal ...more
Kings, dragons, villains, and some mysterious sorcerres are what are scattered in Dragon Age--Review courtesy from Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Kings, dragons, villains, and some mysterious sorcerres are what are scattered in Dragon Age, Volume 1. King Alistar is trying to recover his long-lost father , King Maric, has been imprisoned in , Velabanchel Prison, a seeming horrible place to be. He uncovers to his surprise that has been taken instead by Yavaneth a dragon witch. King Maric has agreed to be spirited away though much to the confusion of King Alistar. Through a last ditch effort enlists the help of Varric and Isabella. Varric a archer and guide. Isabella is on the other hand a skilled assassin it is assumed.
Something worth mentioning for Dragon Age, Volume 1 is the abundance of humor and ridiculousness whenever Varric is involved. Some of his comments are just hugely entertaining. Even so, its underlined by a certain serious tone from King Alistar who sees his mission as an important crusade. Not many joking around from him.
Dragon Age, Volume 1 so far sets up an interesting Fantasy world which we are still in the dark about thus far. The artwork has presence and favors the writing in good balance. Dragon Age, Volume 1 is for the type of people that like Dark Fantasy or elaborate quests in their graphic novels. Overall: Good read Comic/Graphic Novel ...more