Reviews and Blog Posts: steampunk

Etiquette & espionage

by Gail Carriger

DPL Rating:
3

I was drawn to this book because of the cover. This steampunk series it a great book based on the characters. Sophronia is the main character, who is the youngest girl in a big family. She is very much a tomboy, which her parents don't approve. Soon she will become a woman...

Retribution falls

by Chris Wooding

DPL Rating:
4

Retribution Falls feels very Firefly-y to me, not quite as funny/fun but still chock full of proto scifi steampunky piratey shenanigans.

We first meet our heroes in a den of inequity with a gun to their head, literally, Crake and Frey have been captured by an unsatisfied customer who will only...

Dead iron

by Devon Monk

DPL Rating:
4

Cedar Hunt has a past (not too much of it gets revealed) and because of these things in his past he keeps himself isolated, which can be a very dangerous thing in a small town like Hallelujah, California. Rose Small is another outcast though she comes from Hallelujah, she's lived...

God save the queen

by Kate Locke

DPL Rating:
3

Xandra Vadran is a "halvie" (half human, half plague) living in a British Empire that never got de-Empired becuase the Queen is still alive and has been ruling for 175 years. Essentially the black plague has mutated and in turn has mutated those with aristocratic blood, some become Vampires, some...

Soulless

by Gail Carriger

DPL Rating:
3

Vampires, werewolves, steampunk, and romance.  Any of these elements alone would typically have me scoffing without cracking open the cover.  But in an effort to expand my reading horizons and based on a colleague’s recommendation, I made it past my initial prejudices and enjoyed this book more than I would...

Heart of iron

by Bec McMaster

DPL Rating:
3

In this second volume of McMaster's London Steampunk series, we follow the Beast, Will Carver, a dangerous and solitary werewolf, and Lena Todd, a master clockworker and the younger sister of Will's boss' wife (Blade and Honoria from Kiss of Steel).

Curtsies & conspiracies

by Gail Carriger

DPL Rating:
5

Finishing School is one of my favorite new YA series. This second entry in the series is a potent blend of Victorian steampunk, fantasy and humor. It follows the exploits of one Sophronia Tremminnick, aged 14 and a trainee at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. Mme. Geraldine's acts as a front to train...

A conspiracy of alchemists : book one in the chronicles of light and shadow

by Liesel Schwarz

DPL Rating:
3

A Conspiracy of Alchemists, the debut novel for author Liesel Schwarz, won the British Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Best debut novel for 2013.  Set in the Belle Époque, the novel is a genre defying blend of steampunk, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. 

Soulless, the manga. Vol. 1

by Gail Carriger

DPL Rating:
4

This steampunk style paranormal romance graphic novel based on the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger is a fun, sexy little story about a feisty female in Victorian England who is unhappy with the restrictions placed on her gender.  Bursting with curiosity and especially interested in scientific discoveries and inventions,...

Soulless, the manga. Vol. 1

by Gail Carriger

DPL Rating:
3

Lots of folks have raved about Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, so I thought I'd try the manga version of the first book, Soulless. In it, we meet Miss Alexia Tarabotti, a preternatural, meaning that she can suck the supernatural out of werewolves, vampires, and the like. Her versioin of Victorian...

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