Read Katie MacAlister's posts on the Penguin Blog. View our feature on Katie MacAlister’s Steamed. Katie MacAlister takes on Steampunk-and romance gets hotter than ever... When one of Jack Fletcher's nanoelectromechanical system experiments is jostled in his lab, the resulting explosion... show more
Read Katie MacAlister's posts on the Penguin Blog. View our feature on Katie MacAlister’s Steamed. Katie MacAlister takes on Steampunk-and romance gets hotter than ever... When one of Jack Fletcher's nanoelectromechanical system experiments is jostled in his lab, the resulting explosion sends him into the world of his favorite novel-a seemingly Victorian-era world of steampower, aether guns, corsets, and goggles. A world where the lovely and intrepid Octavia Pye captains her airship straight into his heart...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 2nd 2010
Pages no: 328
Edition language: English
I DNF'd this. (Before I was on goodreads)I just remember not liking it, at all, and thinking is was a poor example of steampunk.
Cute and amusing, quick light read. Sort of like eating popcorn.More Steampunk by association than any sort of retro-futurist immersion. You've got corsets, steam engines, dirigibles, and aether, but largely as decorative set pieces. I'd recommend reading this as a cute romance novel with corsets...
I tried. I tried so hard. The main character, Jack, is the most insufferable asshole in romance history. He's a nerdy Quaker nanoelectrical engineer who loves cons and Steampunk and hasn't met a woman he can't seduce. Oh and everyone thinks he's Indiana Jones. From the second he's introduced to Octa...
I finally read this today. It was a fun read! I liked MacAlister's dragon books, too, and this is similar in pace and interest.
I almost put this on my DNF shelf, but I thought to myself, "this is so ridiculous it's hilarious." So of course I kept on going. Underneath the title it tells everyone it is "A Steampunk Romance." I guess we are all stupid because "steampunk" appears quite often in the text. A couple of examples...