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by Kiri Moth, Genevieve Valentine
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XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it 3 years ago
Another day, another YA dystopian piece of crap trying to be vogue. I didn't find it poetic, I found it frustratingly badly written in a voice that seemed skitzophrenic at best. A hint at mystery from a Government Man (capital letters so you know he means business) and an obvious collection of circu...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it 3 years ago
What it's about: In a war-ravaged world, a wonder of a circus that combines flesh and mechanical body parts travels across the countryside. But the miracle of these performers has caught the eye of leaders who want a miracle of their own. Thoughts: If I were the sort of person whose love affair wi...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 4 years ago
What a peculiar book. I wavered wildly while I was reading it, going from BEST EVER to DO NOT LIKE and back again, but I think I came out in favour of it in the end.I think if I read it again, or even picked it apart, I'd like it even more. The structure is very conscious, changing tense, point of v...
Amy's Book Den
Amy's Book Den rated it 5 years ago
You can check out my review here" http://amarilysacosta.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/mechanique-a-tale-ofthe-undead-human-machines/
Reading a Thousand Lives
Reading a Thousand Lives rated it 6 years ago
This had a lot of potential, I think. The plot is sufficiently engaging but nothing happens until further into the book. It turns into some sort of rescue novel at the end, where the first part of it is mostly discussing circus life and Alec. For one thing, I didn't enjoy the point of view. It's ver...
Gregor Xane
Gregor Xane rated it 6 years ago
Despite what I saw as a serious flaw in how viewpoint was handled in this book, I found this to be thoroughly enjoyable.
altheaann
altheaann rated it 6 years ago
There were things I liked about this book... and there were things that annoyed me about this book.I felt as if any Readers Advisory Service out there would say? What? You loved China Mieville's 'The Scar?' and you loved Erin Morgenstern's "The Night Circus?" Well then, HAVE I GOT A BOOK FOR YOU! An...
The Word Warehouse
The Word Warehouse rated it 6 years ago
I never read a steampunk book I didn't like. Until this came along.What was wrong with this book? Beyond the mechanicals, there are no steampunk elements. No cool outfits or gears and not a zeppelin in sight. The plot is very thin. The characters act oddly and occasionally there's no logic behind th...
Rrain Reads
Rrain Reads rated it 6 years ago
I don't think I've ever read anything quite like this book. I was entranced by the prose and the language and the descriptive passages, and by the interesting way she unfolds the narrative--while there is a narrative arc and a shape to the book, it's not strictly linear or chronological. There's som...
In the Stacks
In the Stacks rated it 6 years ago
Find a full review (me raving about how much I love it) over at SFF Book ReviewIt's mid-year and this is still one of my top books so far.What an interesting take on steampunk. The language blew me away and I still catch myself pondering about the characters and their intricate relationships. This i...
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