Publish date: February 2nd 2010
Pages no: 344
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...
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