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The first 2/3 of the book is parallel stories about two individuals - a girl who loses her mother to a horrific attack and an orphaned boy whose home life sends him fleeing to the streets. They both endure more than 20 people should have to endure - as children, mind you - but find their way over, under, and ...more
Although this novel has not been exactly what I expected after reading the synopsis, I must say that I enjoyed reading it, especially the second half which is totally absorbing.
The story starts off pretty nicely and introduces us to a quite peculiar girl, the female protagonist. Gabby wears goggles and it turns out that now her hand is made of steam, so she will also need a metal glove to be able to touch things. She hates it. She hates not being a normal girl and she ...more
Now, before I get into writing my review for this book, I want to make it clear that I think I was the wrong audience for this book and that this book would be better suited towards someone who likes middlegrade rather than YA. The characters read younger than a usual YA book so I did not feel as connected to them as I would like. Plus, I personally just do not like the middlegrade genre so that aspect just did not work ...more
First book in a trilogy, I'm just sad that I have to wait for book number two.
At 240 pages long it isn't a novella but in my opinion not quite a novel.
With its steampunk theme, I'd say it comes under the dystopian genre and honestly is utterly fascinating.
Broken down into parts and following two protagonists, this is a story with depth and grit.
Impressed would be an understatement.
I'm sorry to cut this off, but, can I just say, I LOVED THIS LITTLE MOMENT. Every kid hates going to the doctor's office, am I right? Well, I sure did! I remember when I was a kid, I was scared, nervous, and mad. Let's be honest, we all know the wait makes it worse. And I felt ...more
I loved how the story starts with the characters at a young age. It kind of reminded me of something I read from Nora Roberts awhile back. It had that same kind of tug and pull to read faster and faster so I could spend more time with the characters and find out more about their lives. It had those kind ...more
While, this book did have some of the vibes of steam punk, I would say it was more "fantasy". Also, it did feel like it was geared for the younger audience. Which is fine as that is what this book's target reading audience is. Yet, there are so many young ...more
While reading Beast Heart, I was reminded of a Jekyll and Hyde YA steampunk dystopia called The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot . There was a character parallel. Gabby, the girl who was hunting monsters, evolved from victimhood into someone that seemed very like Iris in ...more