Genre: Steampunk


Feb 06
Bite-Sized Reviews of Firestarter, The Lonely Ones, We Come Apart and The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

Bite-Sized Reviews of Firestarter, The Lonely Ones, We Come Apart and The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

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I’ve got four reviews for you today: a YA steampunk, two YA verse novels (one of them is borderline YA/MG), and a manga. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! (Check out my review of the first two books in this series and Sim’s Top Ten Addictions!) What a fabulously wild ride! Though Timekeeper is still my favorite book in this series, the very end of Firestarter made the whole series journey more than worth it. Sim puts her characters through a lot in this book–it’s full of action, a whole lot of twists and turns, and brutal loss. Still, I’ll confess that it took me a long time to read the book, and there were times that it dragged a bit for me. Maybe that’s just because I wasn’t ever as invested in the newer characters as I was in Danny and Colton. But luckily, this book… Read more »


Jan 10
Timekeeper and Chainbreaker by Tara Sim: Review & Sim’s Top Ten Addictions

Timekeeper and Chainbreaker by Tara Sim: Review & Sim’s Top Ten Addictions

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Today I’m featuring the first two books in Tara Sim’s Timekeeper Series, a romantic magical steampunk adventure series that blew me away with its imaginative concept and its heart.’ My first review will be spoiler-free for the series, but skim past the review of book two if you haven’t picked up Timekeeper yet! You know how sometimes you start reading a book and you just instantly LOVE it? That was me with this book. And it never stopped. Several times while I was reading, I literally just had to stop and say out loud, “I love this book!” What Fed My Addiction: Steampunk adventure with a magical twist. The worldbuilding here is just utterly fantastic. I adored the concept—time is actually controlled by physical clocks in each time zone (it’s actually not as simple as that, but I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll leave it at that). It makes for a… Read more »


Feb 22
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Impossible Fortress, Revenge of the Evil Librarian, Liberation, and The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Impossible Fortress, Revenge of the Evil Librarian, Liberation, and The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

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Lately I feel like I’ll never catch up with reviews. I might have to do another installment of bite-sized reviews sooner rather than later because I want to let you guys know my thoughts on all the fantastic books I’ve been reading lately! Hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book was fun and kooky and nostalgic. Though I’ll admit that the often crude and horny teenage boys occasionally rubbed me the wrong way (this book definitely wasn’t trying to be PC), I do think that Rekulak captured the essence of these characters well and that they’re probably pretty more realistic than I’d like them to be. And I loved that, in the end, loyalty and friendship won out and Billy’s best friends rallied around him in ways I wasn’t expecting. I loved all of the nods to the 80s—from the references to TV… Read more »


Apr 21
Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto – Review

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto – Review

Reviews 9 ★★★★

Revenge and the Wild is one of the most unique books I’ve read – a steampunk, Western, fantasy (or urban fantasy?) mash-up that packs a definite punch! Yes, there’s a lot going on, but I kind of loved all of it, so I didn’t mind that. The synopsis of this book explains it pretty perfectly, so I’m not going to bother repeating it here. Instead, I’ll just jump right into my review … What Fed My Addiction: Cannibals! Seriously, when was the last time you read a really good cannibal book? Can’t think of of one? Guess you’ll have to read RatW! This book was kind of dark and gritty (and occasionally a little gross), but still a really fun read. That seems like a pretty impressive accomplishment to me. The creatures. Cannibals were only one dangerous type of presence in this world. There were also vampires, elves, werewolves, trolls and other… Read more »


Dec 19
The Undays of Aralias Lyons by K.L. Horvath – Horvath’s Top Ten Addictions & Giveaway

The Undays of Aralias Lyons by K.L. Horvath – Horvath’s Top Ten Addictions & Giveaway

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If you follow my blog regularly you know that, in addition to blogging, I’m also an editor and proofreader. I don’t review the books that I work on (that would be a conflict of interest!), but I do love to spread the word about them when I can. This Booktrope project was just released on the 9th, and I wanted to give you all a chance to win a copy. Plus, I get to share another fun Top Ten Addictions list with you! The book is a mix of time traveling steampunk with a British flair – I found it quite fun. If you were a fan of Jackaby, it has that sort of feeling (though not quite as intensely quirky!). Hope you’ll check it out! K.L. Horvath’s Top Ten Addictions 1.      Starbucks cake pops 2.      Watching the show Tiny House 3.      Dark Chocolate 4.      Going to Barnes and Noble and… Read more »