This is one literary baby that should have been family planned a little better and prevented prior to conception. PAINFUL debilitating aneurysm doesn’t begin to describe th ...more
Steamed is Katie MacAlister’s steampunk romance novel. I must admit, I was a little perplexed by all the negative reviews for this novel. I really enjoyed it, as my updates can attest. I think I may have enjoyed this book more than the average Katie MacAlister reader because I ha ...more
If Steamed is any inclination, I would have to say no. Steamed is an alternative universe with a post World War II feel rather then a Victorian Steampunk type setting. There’s a grating amount of times the term “steampunk” is mentioned ...more
This book wasn't groundbreaking or amazing enough to move mountains but it did the job. It was fresh, light and sexy.
If you like romance with your steampunk and a bit of physics you should like this book. It's a good beach read.
The leads were constantly horny. Which would've been fine if there hadn't been two major instances in which having sex was clearly not the answer. Also, when your sister gets kidnapped in a strange land - is your first action to have sex?
Octavia's hist ...more
The main character, Jack, is the most insufferable asshole in romance history. He's a nerdy Quaker nanoelectrical engineer who loves cons and Steampunk and hasn't met a woman he can't seduce. Oh and everyone thinks he's Indiana Jones. From the second he's introduced to Octavia, the love interest, he treats her like dirt. Even if you wake up on a dirigible and believe yourself to be at a convention, you should no openly oggle a woman's breasts. You certainly cannot touch ...more
Jack Fletcher spends the first chapter telling us why he is really not so-cool. Then dropping as many ‘steampunk’ references as possible along the way to his lab (he’s an engineer) he meets with his sister Hallie, who manages to spill a vial of something, which transports them into Steampunk land.
It’s not timetravel, we find.
I don't know what to do with this starwise. I mean don't get me wrong this book is TERRIBLE, god damn fucking TERRIBLE. but it's one of those books that is so bad it's freaking hilarious, I laughed out loud multiple times.
But i ...more
I suggest to look in the Glossary in the back and look it over before reading. This helped when the author throws around words all the time as if we're supposed to know what they mean ...more
I liked the idea, I enjoyed very much a few of the author´s books ( OTOH there were also a few on which I could not make it past the first couple chapters), and steampunk, light and fun, sounded irresistible.
The book even started out well, in a vaguely Jasper Fforde-ish tone. After the first chapter, it all does downhill. The worlbuilding is ridiculous and a bit tedious, the character interaction ludicrous, and the sexual ...more
Jack and his sister, Haley, are thrown into the past due to an explosion in his lab. They wake up in the hold of a steampunk airship commanded by Octavia. A woman who's been very capable of taking care of herself looooooong before Jack showed up. Insta-affection from Jack to the Captain. Jack is Quaker who has no problem cussing, and is a pacifist. His macho attitude is a bit stupid considering he has no idea where he really is, what's going on, or who's who in Octavia's world. He's "the m ...more
I FINALLY finished this book today. It has ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS cover art. Do not let it persuade you to try to read this book.
Read the reviews here. They don't lie. I wish I had before I picked this one up, it was just simply awful. So awful, it achieves the dubious distinction of being my first ONE-STAR book on Goodreads.
In short, the story was impl ...more
And while I'm usually pretty okay with the idea of i ...more
Underneath the title it tells everyone it is "A Steampunk Romance." I guess we are all stupid because "steampunk" appears quite often in the text. A couple of examples: "-how we got on board an airship in what is evidently a steampunk world." -and- "Steampunk sweetheart."
Hallie AKA shit for brains (I've been wanting to use that phase forever in a review ...more
The premise was interesting and I kind of enjoyed the travel between parallel worlds but it dragged! There was plenty of bosom's description and a lot of backside and bustles and how the female character's scent was tormenting the hero but plot? It was nowhere to be seen! And it was ridiculous how a captain would be defied in front of her crew. Meljean Brook does a better work with her Yasmeen. ...more