Category Archives: Steampunk

Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Timekeeper is a slow burn story set in an intriguing alternative universe world. Author Sim explores some interesting concepts but the book is somewhat let down by an underwritten romance and lack of impetus. But there is a nice mystery … Continue reading

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Breath of Earth by Beth Cato

Here’s the thing about Beth Cato’s books: there is insta luv romance, they are well written, the ‘magic’ portions are interesting, historical aspects well researched, there is plenty of action, and the plot is creative. And yet, I’ve found that … Continue reading

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The Transatlantic Conspiracy by G.D. Falksen

Somewhere in the translation of the concept into the story, an important spark ended up being lost. For although this is by no means a terrible book, it never really coalesced into a solid tale. Part steampunk, part historical, part … Continue reading

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Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger

This has been one of my favorite series in recent years – mostly due to the Audible narration, which is superb. Sadly, this completes the Finishing School, though of course there are many other books in this world to explore. … Continue reading

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Merciless Reason by Oisin McGann

Merciless Reason (and the entire Wildenstern Saga) is the type of read that really makes me regret I cannot come close to writing a review as good as the book deserves. Imaginative, inventive, full of adventure, and with fascinating characters, … Continue reading

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The Custodian of Marvels by Rod Duncan

The Custodian of Marvels is the third and final book in the Gas-Lit Empire series. In this volume, author Duncan does an excellent job of answering questions about the world and Elizabeth while neatly avoiding overwriting the denouement. The action … Continue reading

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Iron Dominance by Cari Silverwood

Iron Dominance falls more into the sexy fantasy romance genre than erotic steampunk. The hero is very idealized, kind, and loving while the heroine is fairly passive despite being raised as an assassin. As such, this is more of a … Continue reading

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