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The Steam-Powered Sniper in the City of Broken Bridges

(The Raven Ladies #2)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  111 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Claudia Marceau, sniper extraordinaire and notorious flirt, has grown bored with Tombstone and the Lazy Ravens as a whole. With her unrequited crush on the gunfighter Fiona Bishop growing ever more impossible after the inclusion of Gieo into the mix, she has found temporary comfort in the arms of the White Queen Veronica. But what she really wants is out—out of Tombstone, ...more
Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published May 20th 2012 by Day Moon Press
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For the most part, I found this to be a frustrating read and I'd rate this somewhere between 2.5 - 3 stars.

In this second book in the series we mainly follow Claudia's adventure, the petite sniper we met in 'The Gunfighter and the Gear-head'. She's on a quest to find her father who she was separated from seven years previously when the alien race, the Slark, attacked Earth.

I'll say this, the very best part of the book is the last 30% of it followed by the 2nd best part of the book which is the f
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Erin
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What an impressive world Duffy has created! This is the second book in the Raven Ladies series, but I read it last. Partly because I was super excited to continue Fiona and Gieo's adventures right away, but also because after reading reviews of this the heroine didn't sound like she would interest me. Claudia is bisexual and has a romance with a male and that's something I'm not interested in spending my time on. I read lesbian books for lesbian relationships and I can see straight relationships ...more
Sandy
Sep 02, 2012 rated it liked it
This is the sequel to The Gunfighter and The Gear-Head and it's less lesbian romance than that one. It follows sniper Claudia as she searches for her father and ends up in what's left of San Francisco. It's much more steampunk sci-fi meets Independence Day with a touch of cylons/borg than romance novel. It didn't feel as focused and was less developed than the first one (some things were just too convenient and the characters less fleshed out) but I enjoyed it for what it was. And please, please ...more
J. David Clarke
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Steam-Powered Sniper is another fantastic read by Cassandra Duffy! If you read The Gunfighter and the Gear-Head first (which you should), you might be thrown for a bit because this book follows one of the minor characters from that book (Claudia Marceau) in a completely different direction all her own. Searching for her father on a rather vague clue, she encounters a bizarre landscape filled with mutants, alien generals, killer trees, giant robots, and donut shop girls (okay only one of those) o ...more
Simon Wood
Dec 31, 2016 rated it liked it
***1/2

This book mostly came together for me in the last third. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that the setting isn't as much fun as the first one (Sci-fi Western as apposed to post-apocalyptic urban warfare), and the characters don't really hold their own quite the way the self-doubting but hardened Fiona, and the excitable and confident Gieo do.

Claudia's a bit of a misery, and Esme didn't really have anything to offer until the last third. Olivia was cool throughout though.

Also, so
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Kim
Nov 02, 2012 rated it liked it
I was reluctant to purchase this ebook as I only found it available through the large retailers and I prefer smaller indy houses, but I caved as her first book was good (purchased through the indy smashwords) and this character was from the first book and seemed promising. I really enjoyed the first half of this book, and it deserved 4 stars, but the character seemed to loose herself a little past the halfway point. At that point the book seemed to lose focus and that's why it earned only 3 star ...more
Epee
Sep 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
Tripe. Fevered, amateurish writing.

Read, together with the first book of the series, by request for an honest opinion. Although I promised to read the entire series before judging, this is a promise I am going to have to break.

Yasmary
May 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Not the same as the first one at all. Story continues with new characters but the genre is totally different. There was a lot more sad than fun this time around.
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Cassandra Duffy spent most of her childhood being precocious, which stopped being entertaining or impressive when she grew into an adult, at which point she had to start being precious. After being an outcast child prodigy it was no surprise when she graduated from one of the many fine University of California schools a year early to follow her girlfriend in a cross country move.
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