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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Darke London by Coleen Kwan

October 10th, 2013 Kimberly Review 87 Comments

10th Oct
Darke London by Coleen Kwan

Darke London by Coleen Kwan is the first novel in the Uncanny Chronicles and offers a nice blend of historical romance, suspense and steampunk. With its colorful characters and heated romance, I quickly devoured this tale. Three word review: engaging, original and fast-paced.

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Clockwork Heart by Liesel Schwarz

August 12th, 2013 Kimberly Review 49 Comments

12th Aug
Clockwork Heart by Liesel Schwarz

In February I read and enjoyed A Conspiracy of Alchemists the first book in the Chronicles of Light by and Shadow by Liesel Schwarz. So, when an ARC became available for Clockwork Heart, book two I immediately dove in. Schwarz took this tale to a darker level, with multiple POVs and left me writhing on the floor. Three word review: action-packed, dark and disappointing.

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Bronze Gods by A.A. Aguirre

July 8th, 2013 Kimberly Review 74 Comments

8th Jul
Bronze Gods by A.A. Aguirre

Hell and Winter Bronze Gods was good! A.A. Aguirre blends together noir, steampunk, a pinch of fantasy and paranormal with a generous portion of mystery and suspense and then she adds brilliant characters. All of which create a tale that quickly captured my attention and allowed me to slip into the pages. Three word review: suspenseful, charming, and impressive.

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