Category: Steampunk

Josh Reviews: The Native Star by M. K. Hobson

Josh Reviews: The Native Star by M. K. Hobson

The Native Heart pulses with oodles of creative juices.    You will find so much of it in the names of items in this world such as Corpse Switches, Aberrancies, Mantic Anastomosis, and Basket of Secrets.    I must say I am quite a sucker for the way these look on paper with their prominent […]

— Posted February 5, 2014 by Joshua Burns / 0 Comments
Review: Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan

Review: Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan

There are currently four installments in Kristen Callihan’s Darkest London series and every single one of them has been a 5-star read in my opinion, including Shadowdance. The last three books have fallen more on the historical side of paranormal romance but this newest one is packed full of steampunk-y goodness which only made me […]

— Posted December 16, 2013 by Carmel / 12 Comments
Josh Reviews: Copperhead by Tina Connolly

Josh Reviews: Copperhead by Tina Connolly

Copperhead complements and even exceeds the boldness of its prequel.    Ironskin (where do these suggestive names come from?) took Jane Eyre as the model for its romance and family elements and then threw over that a thick layer of magic, faerie, and alternate timeline intrigue.    This first time Jane had to come to […]

— Posted October 30, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 1 Comment
Josh Reviews: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Josh Reviews: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

O, Etiquette & Espionage, why must your mistress be so harsh?  She deigns to set you within the same universe as her popular ‘Less series and, against all proper manners of introduction, draws out the agonizing wait for whatever connecting crumbs are to be found. Our new protagonist, Sophronia Temminick (ugh, the names only get […]

— Posted October 5, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 1 Comment
Josh Reviews: Timeless by Gail Carriger

Josh Reviews: Timeless by Gail Carriger

Timeless, as a finale, does a lackluster job.   Few, if any, questions are answered to satisfaction.   As if to spite its last book status, a whole ‘nother narrator is introduced to play significant second fiddle to Alexia. This split plot line is not wholly unexpected.   In fact, since book two, the ‘Less […]

— Posted October 2, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 1 Comment
Josh Reviews: The Queen is Dead by Kate Locke

Josh Reviews: The Queen is Dead by Kate Locke

The Queen is Dead retreads much of the same territory of its precursor.   Mostly it seems to set the stage for an explosive end to the trilogy so here’s hoping this drag pays off.   Most of the plot points here remain minor and if you could call anything major it would be holdovers […]

— Posted September 18, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 2 Comments
Josh Reviews: God Save the Queen by Kate Locke

Josh Reviews: God Save the Queen by Kate Locke

God Save the Queen contests Soulless for the coveted Victorian era steampunk drama featuring werewolves and vampires.   I know I shouldn’t be mentioning this elephant in the room, this precursory shadow right off the bat but seeing as how it was my first reaction to the synopsis and, if any of you out there […]

— Posted August 10, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 11 Comments
Review: Skies of Gold by Zoe Archer

Review: Skies of Gold by Zoe Archer

Skies of Gold is the 5th installment in Zoe Archer’s The Ether Chronicles but, oddly enough, it was my first sojourn into this mesmerizing Steampunk universe. I’m sure that I would have enjoyed this book slightly more had I read all of the novels that came before it prior to tackling this one. However, it […]

— Posted August 8, 2013 by Carmel / 6 Comments
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