Tag Archive: steampunk

Aug 20

Book Review: The Silvered

The Silvered by Tanya Huff This has all the typical paranormal romance/urban fantasy tropes set in a Victorian technology, high-fantasy world. It has sexy werewolves and mages, hot air balloons and cannons and muskets. At times it felt like a regency romance, with the status-mad mother of the female heroine and the description of the …

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Aug 06

Book Review: The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern This was exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. I’d been in a reading funk, not wanting to read anything new and too tired of dry stuff. I needed something fun and beautiful, and this delivered. This is a very sensual book, full of details and extravagant …

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Jun 26

Book Review: Emerald Green

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier This book nicely ends a very well done YA trilogy that you should read if you like time travel, secret societies, steampunk-ish fantasy, or cute YA romances. In this novel, the heroine figures out one of the secrets that I figured out in the first book, and the hero and …

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Jun 19

Book Review: Sapphire Blue

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier This is the second book in a trilogy of what is shaping up to be a very, very good YA fantasy. Or is it sci fi? (timetravel) or is it steampunk (mystical machines.) Any way you categorize it, it’s delightful. Gwen is an ordinary teenage English girl, except for her …

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Dec 16

Book Review: Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare I went into this book with a “hope for the best, fear the worst” attitude. Both Steampunk and YA fantasy have been over-bred recently, and a novel that starts out with an orphaned teenage girl of unusual latent powers and a couple of smoking-hot troubled young men sounds like it’s …

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