Thursday, 10 March 2011

In Reading this Week

I'm reading two @CarinaPress titles this week and both steampunk, lol


BADLANDS
Unusual steampunk as it's set in America and has a warrior heroine whose first impression of the hero is of his wiry frame and that he's backbone is not strong enough for her... lol, hard to come back from that. BUT it's okay, because this is not really a romance (in my opinion) and the story was great, really enjoyed how different it was from the norm




STEAM & SORCERY
I admit, I bought this for the pretty cover... isn't it lovely? I really, really enjoyed this one (and this one is definitely a romance!!!) It came across a little like Mary Poppins in steampunk world, with a great cast of characters and mumckins and a perfect happy ending. And best of all, the next in the series releases next month, so not long to wait.

3 comments:

  1. Hmmm. I'm not really a steam punk fan and I have so many books in my TBR pile, I'll give these a miss although the second one is tempting. So many books, so little time...
    Judy (South Africa)

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  2. I'm not really a steampunk fan, either....but think there's huge potential in the genre; many publishers are actively looking to buy steampunk at the moment, so it's pretty hot at the moment.

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  3. I only got into steampunk recently through Cassandra Claire, whose new steampunk series is a kind of pre-sequel link-up to her first series that I read and loved.

    But I'm really enjoying the genre, which is probably not surprising considering it's mainly Victorian historical.

    There's a lot of steampunk that's completely alternate history or paranormal, but there's also the kind that's plain Victorian (vanilla, lol) with some clockwork and steam machines and airships thrown in

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