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Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
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2.5 stars. I liked the set up of this steampunk story and I thought the characters were well developed (especially Briar who I thought was great). That said, for some reason I did not get "hooked" on the story and found myself just getting through the book. For me, I would have liked to have learned more about the "alternate" world in which the book is set in and have the story tie into (or at least hint at) bigger issues to come. There were some nice tidbits about the larger world but I would have liked to have seen more. All and all, it was a decent read and I will read the next book in the series when it comes out where the story will hopefully expand.

Nominee: Hugo Award for Best Novel
Nominee: Nebula Award for Best Novel
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message 1: by Cassy (last edited Feb 22, 2011 11:40AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Cassy I would have liked to have learned more about the "alternate" world in which the book is set in and have the story tie into (or at least hint at) bigger issues to come. There were some nice tidbits about the larger world but I would have liked to have seen more.

I agree. Without more about the outside world, the book seemed a little superficial. She hinted at one point that the British supported the Confederates – and I wanted more about this alternative Civil War! Apparently her next books are better about broadening and deepening her world.


Stephen Cassy wrote: "... Apparently her next books are better about broadening and deepening her world. "

That is good to know. I will probably pick up the next one at some point as I thought the writing was very good.


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