I am enjoying the storyline in this series very much. The world and characters are interesting and engaging and the book is a nice easy read. Once aga...moreI am enjoying the storyline in this series very much. The world and characters are interesting and engaging and the book is a nice easy read. Once again i would recommend this story to others. While the ending did increase anticipation for the next book (as i assume the author intended) I found it a little abrupt. However, as there is a third book, it didn't detract too much from my enjoyment.
Other than that, I look forward to the third Installment and I can't wait to see what eventually happens. I have bought all of Megg's books so far and can't wait to see what she does next!
I was expecting a reasonable book, i got magnificent! It ties in first place (with Clockwork Angel) as the best new release i have read...moreWOW WOW WOW...
I was expecting a reasonable book, i got magnificent! It ties in first place (with Clockwork Angel) as the best new release i have read all year. I was very impressed.
What an interesting take.
I find that many "fantasy" aspects of books come across forced. However India built the world by the characters acting in in. Not by forcing the reader to read about it. It made it so much more realistic!
It was well paced. The character were well thought out. The writing was even better than her first book and i loved it.
Well done India, This is a five start review that the book deserves!
I feel like i should have given this book a higher score. However i Can't. I can certainly see why many have given it a 5 star review. It is...more3.5 stars.
I feel like i should have given this book a higher score. However i Can't. I can certainly see why many have given it a 5 star review. It is a great book and the author should be very very happy with the results. The plot was interesting and well thought out and any problems with the book it was the desire to work out the fantastic plot that kept me moving. Just a couple of things that stopped me from enjoying it so much.
I am not a fan of gun carrying female main characters and i was very worried about this one. However balanced against the "Mr. Books" character i coped well enough. It was refreshing to have a male lead who was so different. It was his character that appealed to me far more than Miss Braun's. I found hers was slightly underdeveloped. I hope that this was intentional and designed to add some mystery to the novel and this will be addressed in the next book. *fingers crossed*
I found the writing difficult at times. I think because i read so fast and the action in this book came thick and fast. I found myself re-reading and re-reading to understand what was happening in the fast paced world.
On the whole it was a good book. I would certainly recommend to fans of the Steampunk genre as a book that should not be missed. I will look out for the next book to see what happens.
I enjoyed this book. Right up my alley. Even though i had to read it in snatches over a weeks due to busy night shifts at work, it still kept my inter...moreI enjoyed this book. Right up my alley. Even though i had to read it in snatches over a weeks due to busy night shifts at work, it still kept my interest to the end.
I recommend this book to all who love books that deal with chasing through history, with a good conspiracy story, some bad guys and a potential romance.
Good Job, can't wait to see more from this author!
Having never read erotic fiction before (and being mildly prudish) i was somewhat concerned with what i was going to find inside this book. I need not...moreHaving never read erotic fiction before (and being mildly prudish) i was somewhat concerned with what i was going to find inside this book. I need not have worried. Yes it certainly does contain some very adult language and actions however i spent my evening laughing, giggling all the way through. The plot was great (yes it does have one...) and i enjoyed the writing style.
A great short story that brightened up my evening. Certainly worth adding to the bookshelf for a quiet moment, possibly a glass of wine in hand and curled up in bed. That was what i was going while reading it!
I have heard nothing but awesome reviews for this book. It WAS awesome! i really like it. It was not the genre i normally read. I watch sci-fi but rea...moreI have heard nothing but awesome reviews for this book. It WAS awesome! i really like it. It was not the genre i normally read. I watch sci-fi but read historical so it was a bit unusual for me to read.
I downloaded the free sample of Amazon and i was hooked. Couldn't buy it fast enough.
Interesting take with the POV, but it worked very well.
The only thing that i wasn't so sure of was the fact that i thought that Amy was much younger in the first 3 chapters than i realised she was. Now on re-reading i can see the author did put in signposts to her age, but i ignored them some how. It was a bit of a shock to find out that she was older than i thought.
Other than that her characters were awesome, particularly some of the smaller character.
I loved it and am far too tired at nearly 1:00am to do this book justice.
I didn't connect with the characters or story. I found it rather corny. Great if you love vampire stories but i am luke warm...moreJust not the book for me.
I didn't connect with the characters or story. I found it rather corny. Great if you love vampire stories but i am luke warm at best. I loved Twilight, but that was because it was the first 'vampire' book i had read. It was new and interesting.
I nearly put this down. But i am stubborn and wanted to finish it.
I also found the voice didn't quite grab me. The author has created a distinctive style - which is great! But i just didn't like it.
However, I think that much of my rating is because i didn't like the book, not because the author didn't create a good story. The author DID create a great story. The premise (although a little over done now) was great. The subplots and other aspects were good. It sets itself up well for the next book in the series.
If you like vampire stories, and are looking for a quick, light fun read with an interesting plot then this is the book for you.
I wasn't looking for this and therefore i didn't really connect with it.(less)
Despite this, i would like to say the Megg Jensen is an author i will be keeping a close eye on in the futur...moreI would really rather give this book 3.5.
Despite this, i would like to say the Megg Jensen is an author i will be keeping a close eye on in the future. I think that she has a lot of talent. I will certainly be reading more of her work in the future.
The plot behind the book was great! (4.5 / 5) I love the ideas and concepts. It was the story itself that drew me into this book. I spent every single second reading this book itching to find out what happened next. The plot moved very well and i enjoyed every minute reading this book. The characters were also well crafted. Their different energies flew off the page. I really felt the different personalities shining through.
What i found difficult, was that the author was dropping subtle hints about plot lines that actually were not that subtle. Readers get a lot out of one line. Some of it was very obvious and a few of the 'hints' sounded very false, like they were in there just to drop a hint to the readers.
Secondly I found that some of the speech was a bit disjointed. It slipped from historical sounding to casual modern language. I think it would have improved the story if the speech had been better crafted.
On occasion i also felt that important ideas were just throw in to get them out of the way and a couple of the scenes were underdeveloped.
Despite these little problems the story was engaging to say the least. Junior readers may like the extra hints the author provides and the slightly underdeveloped scenes certainly kept the plot moving at a great pace. Great for people who might put down a book at the slightest pause. It also meant that i could fly through the book and finish it in 1/2 a day.
I would recommend reading this book. I will perhaps even read it again myself and i will certainly be reading more of her work as it comes through.