The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore and the Secret Traps by Kate Maddison

December 2nd, 2014 Kimberly Review 66 Comments

2nd Dec
The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore and the Secret Traps by Kate Maddison

I love a good steampunk novel wrapped in mystery and was delighted to read The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore and the Secret Traps by Kate Maddison. The author suggested and it is true, this will work as a standalone. For me however, I think my connection to the characters would have been stronger had I first read, The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore. Featuring a young cast of characters who meddle in mysteries and dabble in steampunk with a sweet understated romance The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore and the Secret Traps was an engaging tale.

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Gunpowder Alchemy by Jeannie Lin

November 17th, 2014 Kimberly Review 76 Comments

17th Nov
Gunpowder Alchemy by Jeannie Lin

I love steampunk and was excited at the idea of exploring China’s Qing Dynasty. In Gunpowder Alchemy, the first in the Gunpowder Chronicles, Jeannie Lin introduces a strong heroine and captivating storyline filled with steampunk goodness, adventure and a slow-building romance.

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Sky Pirates by Liesel Schwarz

October 30th, 2014 Kimberly Review 52 Comments

30th Oct
Sky Pirates by Liesel Schwarz

I was a little nervous starting Sky Pirates the third book in Liesel Schwarz’s Chronicles of Light and Shadow. The second book, A Clockwork Heart, left me frustrated, but wow Sky Pirates brought back all of the elements I loved in A Conspiracy of Alchemists. Action packed, with lovable characters this steampunk has us traveling the world, and engaging in battles. The heroine Elle Chance is fantastic. She is kick-ass and determined. I don’t recommend crossing her.

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The Janus Affair by Philippa Ballantine, and Tee Morris

July 17th, 2014 Kimberly Review 46 Comments

17th Jul
The Janus Affair by Philippa Ballantine, and Tee Morris

In the Janus Affair, we once again join the duo of Eliza Braun and Wellington Books, officers at the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences in Britain. It was a fantastic ride filled with murder, missing persons and revelations. They are traveling home aboard Britain’s latest hypersteam train when the hair rises on the back of Eliza’s neck. A woman of Eliza’s acquaintance vanishes before their eyes in a bright bolt of lightning. Eliza and Wellington are stunned, but back in the archives they find this strange occurrence is happening all over.

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Chasing the Green Fairy by Melanie Karsak

March 6th, 2014 Kimberly Review 60 Comments

6th Mar
Chasing the Green Fairy by Melanie Karsak

Chasing the Green Fairy is the second installment in Melanie Karsak’s Airship Racing Chronicles and what an emotional journey it was. From sabotaged airships, death, secret realms and decisions Karsak completely drew me in. Mini review: personal demons, heartbreak, beautiful, sweet and engaging.

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Extracted by Sherry D. Ficklin & Tyler Jolley

November 18th, 2013 Kimberly Review 65 Comments

18th Nov
Extracted by Sherry D. Ficklin & Tyler Jolley

Time travel, steampunk, Rifters, and fixed points in time! It’s enough to make this Whovian* drool. These are the reasons I agreed to read Extracted the first book of The Lost Imperials series by Sherry D. Ficklin and Tyler Jolley. Gads, this was delightful, and I quickly became caught up in the action and characters. Mini review: original, fast-paced and an excellent start to an exciting new series with limitless possibilities.

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