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Her Sky Cowboy (The Glorious Victorious Darcys, #1)
3.41
Steampunk can be a tricky business, and I'll be the first to admit that I'm persnickety about what I like. For the most part, I seem to gravitate to d ...more
not set
Sep 05, 2012
 
All Men of Genius
3.69
ALL MEN OF GENIUS provides the playful wonder of a Harry Potter book with the adult themes of troubled Victorian society. Gender, sexual, and racial d ...more
Oct 06, 2011
May 23, 2011
 
The Kraken King and the Fox's Den (Iron Seas, #4.3; King Kraken, #3)
4.38
I wasn't excited about a serial format for this story, as usually I'm too impatient to wait for each section. And while yes, I'm dying to start the ne ...more
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
 
The Kraken King and the Empress's Eyes (Iron Seas, #4.7; Kraken King, #7)
4.51
This was one of my least favorite of the serial, though that's really not saying much considering how much I loved this story over all. This section i ...more
May 30, 2014
May 31, 2014
 
Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School, #2)
4.12
As charming and quirky as Gail Carriger's Soulless series, CURTSIES & CONSPIRACIES delves back into all the ways that society, science, and magic ...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
 
The Iron Wyrm Affair (Bannon & Clare, #1)
3.35
The prologue from Archibald Clare's perspective was arresting, his visual organization of the world around him made me feel as if I could see it throu ...more
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
Kiss of Steel (London Steampunk, #1)
3.95
KISS OF STEEL reimagines our world with an aristocratic vampire class as a lynch pin that impacts social structures (people pay their taxes in blood) ...more
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
 
A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious (Steam Guardians, #1)
3.22
After struggling with The Ministry of Peculiar Occurances series all week, I am coming to the realization that I like steampunk more as a flavor added ...more
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, #1)
3.72
Despite an action packed opening and ending, the layer of colloquialisms and corny humor overlaying this story smothered most of my interest. With THE ...more
Aug 02, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
The Janus Affair (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, #2)
4.15
A classic steampunk novel, THE JANUS AFFAIR faithfully combines the aesthetic and social mores of Victorian England with advanced technologies in thei ...more
Aug 19, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
The Red Plague Affair (Bannon & Clare, #2)
3.71
Lilith Saintcrow's flavor of simmering emotion, significant glances, and dramatic mystery is a perfect compliment to the Victorian alternate timeline ...more
May 29, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
 
The Damnation Affair (Bannon & Clare, #1.5)
3.46
A bit of a slow starter, THE DAMNATION AFFAIR is worth hanging on to. The first chapter paints Catherine as a prissy, delicate product of her upbringi ...more
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
 
Riveted (Iron Seas, #3)
3.99
I was so hopeful and trepedatious approaching RIVETED, third in the Iron Seas series. With an unknown hero and heroine, I was concerned that meeting t ...more
Aug 21, 2012
May 19, 2012
 
Heart of Steel (Iron Seas, #2)
3.94
While HEART OF STEEL did not reach the romantic heights of Mad Machen and Ivy, nor the Iron Duke and Mina, it was viscerally satisfying to see the fer ...more
Nov 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
Of Metal and Wishes (Of Metal and Wishes, #1)
3.93
OF METAL AND WISHES hits that perfect blend of interesting world building, real characters, and romantic danger. Weaving familiar threads into somethi ...more
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
 
The Nightmare Garden (Iron Codex, #2)
3.68
An absolutely gorgeous book, with captivating mythology and elegant phrasing that had me rolling phrases over my tongue to savor. Despite this being m ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
 
The Kraken King and the Greatest Adventure (Iron Seas, #4.8; Kraken King, #8)
4.51
Yes, yes, YES! After the events in Part VII, there were several people who I really wanted to see defeated at the end, and while the lady in waiting g ...more
May 30, 2014
May 31, 2014
 
The Kraken King and the Crumbling Walls (Iron Seas, #4.6; Kraken King, #6)
4.42
After the events of Parts IV and V, all of the politics and maneuvering of THE CRUMBLING WALLS slows things down again. Luckily, to balance this out, ...more
May 22, 2014
May 22, 2014
 
The Hidden Goddess (Veneficas Americana, #2)
3.72
The first half of this book was a grueling read, though it was evident that the trials and disappointments Emily faced early on were simply a foundati ...more
May 30, 2011
Jan 01, 2011
 
The Kraken King and the Scribbling Spinster (Iron Seas, #4.1; Kraken King, #1)
4.29
The only thing that lowered this from four stars was the initial chapter from Ariq's POV. There's a lot of politics, new names, and concepts thrown in ...more
Apr 22, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
 
The Kraken King and the Abominable Worm (Iron Seas, #4.2; Kraken King, #2)
4.36
I love these two characters. Despite their individual secrets and agendas, it's clear they would be a wonderful match. And while I eagerly anticipate ...more
Apr 25, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
 
The Kraken King and the Inevitable Abduction (Iron Seas, #4.4; Kraken King, #4)
4.45
THE INEVITABLE ABDUCTION is my favorite part to date, as so many secrets are revealed and these two characters get to show off their strengths.
May 09, 2014
May 22, 2014
 
Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City (Iron Seas, #1.5)
3.97
Always such an intriguing world, the glimpses of the Creche life were thought provoking.
Aug 20, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
 
Emilie and the Hollow World (Emilie, #1)
3.72
My tepid reaction to this book something to do with the slow opening exposition (despite starting with Emilie running away, once on board there's quit ...more
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
 
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
3.85
Not a huge fan of the world building in this story, but once the heroine and her gryphon find each other, I was on a gravy train with biscuit wheels. ...more
May 26, 2013
May 28, 2013
 
The Kraken King and the Iron Heart (Iron Seas, #4.5; King Kraken, #5)
4.43
This is one of my favorite of the Kraken King yet. Both Ariq and Zenobia get to show off their skills in daring escapes, and Brook's ability to humani ...more
May 09, 2014
May 22, 2014
 
Cold Magic (Spiritwalker, #1)
3.75
Such a fantastic world, I love Elliott's exploration of science and magic opposing each other. Lots of politics and mysterious backstory, which makes ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Aug 29, 2010
 
Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)
3.99
See Abigail's review at All Things Urban Fantasy.
Apr 08, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
 
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
3.90
See Abigail's review at All Things Urban Fantasy.
Apr 08, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
 
The Kraken King  (Iron Seas, #4)
4.40
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Apr 25, 2014
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