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The Iron Duke (Iron Seas, #1)
3.86
liked it
Fabulous world building.
not set
Feb 23, 2011
 
Broken Promises (Seasons of Invention, #2)
3.77
it was amazing
Dark, romantic and oh so wonderfully steampunk. This is a brilliant series.
not set
Aug 31, 2012
 
Photographs & Phantoms (Gaslight Chronicles #1.5)
3.34
it was amazing
A gaslight romance with strong paranormal elements and a delightful touch of steampunk.
not set
May 01, 2011
 
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
3.67
really liked it
Mixed bag...which is exactly what a steampunk anthology should be! Stretched my imagination. Intrigued. Delighted.
not set
Oct 23, 2011
 
Lady of Devices (Magnificent Devices, #1)
3.77
really liked it
Beautifully written, strongly imagined. Starting out in a school, I wasn't sure what to expect, but the story follows Claire as she grows from a young ...more
not set
Oct 08, 2011
 
Badlands (Badlands #1)
3.34
it was amazing
This is a steampunk adventure with a fabulously re-imagined America, a realistic romance and genuine menace in the steampunk creatures featured. I tho ...more
not set
May 12, 2012
 
Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device
3.60
it was amazing
How can I say anything about this story without giving away the wonderful twists and turns?

It's brilliant.

The writing style is elegant and fun. The ad
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not set
Dec 11, 2012
 
A Clockwork Christmas
3.61
I can't review my own story -- but having had a sneak peek, I can honestly say I'm awed to be part of such a great anthology. Fabulous authors and the ...more
not set
Oct 19, 2011
 
Kilts & Kraken (Gaslight Chronicles, #3)
3.62
it was amazing
The Gaslight Chronicles is just getting better and better!

The mix of steampunk and magic is wonderful, but what makes the series sing are the vivid ch
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not set
Jul 19, 2012
 
Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus
3.55
it was amazing
Fabulous style that pays homage to the original Sherlock Holmes. The steampunk is clear and well-imagined. The adventure is intriguing, fast-paced ... ...more
not set
Oct 21, 2012
 
Steam & Sorcery (Gaslight Chronicles, #1)
3.64
it was amazing
Steam & Sorcery is a lovely steampunk romance filled with magic and a dash of mystery. I enjoyed the fact that it had a full cast of family (by bl ...more
not set
May 12, 2012
 
Asher's Invention (Asher Quigley, #1)
2.83
it was amazing
A steampunk story strongly grounded in the social issues of the Victorian Era with imaginative science/devices, and a hero and heroine whose shared pa ...more
not set
Jun 27, 2012
 
A Bloodier Rose (The Sauder Diaries, #2)
4.20
it was amazing
The stand-out aspect of A Bloodier Rose is the vivid world building. The characters are strong and the plot exciting, but it's the world they inhabit ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2013
 
Skies of Fire (The Ether Chronicles, #1)
3.38
it was amazing
Tensely written action scenes making for a fast pace. A bit sexy...okay, well a lot sexy, but believable in the strong emotional conflict/relationship ...more
not set
Apr 12, 2012
 
Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, #1)
3.70
really liked it
The beginning of the book flat out deserves five stars. It's rollicking fun with heaps of pop culture references to Victorian era stories. I immediate ...more
not set
May 23, 2011
 
Heart of Iron
3.10
really liked it
I loved that the book was set in Russia and gave a non-British perspective. I don't want to drop any spoilers which makes this review tough to write. ...more
not set
Apr 17, 2012
 
Moonlight & Mechanicals (Gaslight Chronicles, #4)
3.78
it was amazing
I've been waiting for Wink's story for ages and now that I've read and enjoyed it, I'm stuck. How can I share the joys of it without spoilers?

So I'll
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not set
Oct 31, 2012
 
Winter of the Passion Flower
3.79
it was amazing
A ridiculously improbable fun romp that delightfully skewers the hypocrisies and injustices of today by satirising them in a Victorian setting.

The her
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not set
Mar 30, 2012
 
Redemption (a steampunk romance)
3.65
it was amazing
This was a nice twist on Steampunk with magic and tech in tension. Made me wish I knew a sky pirate ;)

That said, the historical accuracy ... as when t
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not set
Jul 10, 2012
 
The Sauder Diaries - By Any Other Name
4.53
it was amazing
Utterly absorbing. A story of honour and adventure.

Stylistically, works brilliantly that each chapter begins with an extract from Hans's diary, follow
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not set
Sep 02, 2012
 
Godspeed
3.89
it was amazing
A powerful story of the desire to live and love, to belong.

The writing is contemporary, but with echoes of the style of a century ago. Works perfectly
...more
not set
Aug 28, 2012
 
Riveted (Iron Seas, #3)
3.98
it was amazing
The trolls are awesome!

So are the characters. This is such a well-developed world with in-built conflict and Iceland makes a fascinating setting.

Annik
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not set
Oct 14, 2012
 
A Trick of Strong Imagination
3.90
really liked it
I picked up "A Trick of Strong Imagination" when its author, Alyson Grauer, mentioned it on a circus/fairground themed #steampunkchat on Twitter. Othe ...more
not set
Feb 25, 2013
 
The Lamplighter's Love
3.61
it was amazing
Loved the style. An imaginative, original steampunk world that left me wanting MORE but not dissatisfied. I enjoyed the whole underground setting and ...more
not set
Oct 08, 2012
 
Asher's Dilemma (Asher Quigley, #2)
3.59
it was amazing
I've enjoyed Coleen Kwan's Asher series. Steampunk is one of my favourite genres. There are so many different things to explore. "Asher's Dilemma" tak ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2013
 
The Treasure Hunter's Lady (Legends & Lovers, #1)
3.82
it was amazing
Ok, so I have to get a fangirl squeal out of the way first. Oooooh Abel! The hero of "The Treasure Hunter's Lady" sure is hot.

This is a story brimming
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not set
Apr 20, 2012
 
Liberation at 50 Paces
4.56
really liked it
It's harsh, but one star was deducted because of my personal reading quirk -- I'm not real fond of present tense. I know, Jarod Crews uses it well. It ...more
not set
Oct 24, 2012
 
The Steampunk Bible
3.93
it was amazing
A glorious book. It's not a cheat's guide to Steampunk -- which I admit I kind of feared when I read the title.

It talks about Steampunk and the peopl
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not set
Apr 20, 2011
 
Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances
3.46
really liked it
This is an intriguing collection that interpret steampunk broadly and in doing so, proves a lot of fun. A few stories stood out for me, sometimes I th ...more
not set
Feb 25, 2012
 
Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders (Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin, #1)
3.62
it was amazing
The world of Romulus Buckle is unique in its blend of science fiction, steampunk and post-apocalyptic fiction. The result is compelling.

Romulus Buckle
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not set
Jul 02, 2013
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