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The Machines of Theda by C.E. Clayton
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it was amazing

Let me identify first, I graciously received a copy of the book from the author. I have read the predecessors to this book, and will be reading its successors! If you haven't read the first two in this series, DO! It's no secret I am in love with C.E. Clayton's writing, and will always be a fan of her ever growing skill as an incredibly talented author <3!

Now, onto the review :).
This book was such a contrast to the first two it took me by surprise! My favorite experience as a reader is in seeing how authors blossom as they continue to progress in their craft, and Clayton has made impressive progress. The detail that was presented was well balanced with the intrigue and action, introducing new characters that you could completely understand the range of emotions that followed in their wake. We also get to revisit previous characters, which I will say no more on! Throughout this book we get to experience the blossoming relationship between Tallis and Tomas, and I love and appreciate just how well paced things are for the two. Their relationship is not like what is seen in today's society, but something that should be more aspired to, and that made me love their situation and characters all the more.

Through the discoveries that both Tallis and Tomas experience you are introduced to a land that is steampunk, which I adored. Personally, I have always been fascinated with it, and now I got to experience a taste of it in The Machines of Theda! I read the entire last half last night, foregoing several hours of sleep-that's how enthralled I was with the book to see where it went and how it ended, and am more than eager to start book IV! For as large of novel as this is, it went quickly, in my opinion. The last half is especially compelling, but I don't want to ruin this for anyone! Just know our Tally is as brave, and sometimes reckless, as ever, but that's what makes her so endearing and human.

Wonderful job, Mrs. Clayton! Can't wait to read the rest of your works!
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Reading Progress

July 29, 2019 – Shelved
July 29, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
August 28, 2019 – Started Reading
August 28, 2019 –
page 22
4.34% "Just scratching the surface and already in love again <3_<3!"
September 3, 2019 –
page 76
14.99% "This is one of those dangerous books for me, where I start reading and absolutely lose myself in the story! Easily immersed, the kind of read where you can lose track of time and forget to do important things (except...my important things are around 2 feet and very bold voices haha!). This week will be a burn week for me for this book <3_<3!"
September 22, 2019 –
page 142
28.01%
September 28, 2019 –
page 244
48.13%
September 28, 2019 –
page 280
55.23%
October 2, 2019 –
page 386
76.13% "🤩🤩🤩"
October 2, 2019 –
page 454
89.55%
October 2, 2019 – Finished Reading

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