Posts Tagged: steampunk

Review: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Review: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

March 13, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear Series: Unknown Genre: Fantasy (steampunk) Published by Tor Books, 2015 Library book 352 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Set in the late 19th century—when the city we now call Seattle Underground was the whole town (and still on the surface), when airships plied the trade routes, would-be gold miners were heading to the gold fields of Alaska, and steam-powered mechanicals stalked the waterfront, Karen is a young woman on her own, is making the best of her orphaned state by working in Madame Damnable’s high-quality bordello. Through Karen’s eyes we get to know the other girls in the house—a resourceful group—and the poor and the powerful of… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday–September 9

Waiting on Wednesday–September 9

September 10, 2014 2014, Waiting on Wednesday 12

I have decided to participate in Waiting on Wednesday at least occasionally . . . when I discover a book I am impatiently waiting for!  Breaking the Spine blog hosts Waiting on Wednesday–a time each week we can spotlight upcoming releases. Visit the blog to find out more information and to leave your link on her blog. The book I’m excited about: The Pyramids of London (The Trifold Age #1) by Andrea K. Höst — Expected publication December 2014 (published by Andrea K. Höst) I haven’t read all of Ms. Höst’s books (because I want to save a few!) However, I’ve loved every one of the seven books I’ve read… Read more »

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February books on my radar…

February books on my radar…

February 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 5

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! January books I discovered as I was searching for interesting February… Read more »

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December books on my radar…

December books on my radar…

December 2, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t always buy all the books–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 This month I have quite a few books which look good, but only a couple I actually plan to buy right away. I’ll wait for more reviews or for the prices to come down for most of the others. Because I post this I can go back and check on these books at… Read more »

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November Books On My Radar…

November Books On My Radar…

October 31, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t always buy all the books–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 This month I have quite a few books which look good, but only a couple I actually plan to buy right away. I’ll wait for more reviews or for the prices to come down for most of the others. Because I post this I can go back and check on these books at… Read more »

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October 2013 Books On My Radar…

October 2013 Books On My Radar…

September 30, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

Only a few books on my radar this month…and I won’t buy most of these this month. » » » » » » » » » » » » October 1 This is another series I’d like to catch up with! I’m far behind…I’m not even sure which I read last. 🙁 Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance Series: Cassie Palmer series #6 Published by Signet Select Genre: Urban Fantasy 432 pages Synopsis: Being a goddess is a lot less fun than you might think. Especially when you’re only a half goddess, and you only found out about it recently, and you still don’t know what you’re doing half the time…. Read more »

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September 2013 Books On My Radar…

September 2013 Books On My Radar…

September 3, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

A list of the many books I’m interested in this month…some I will definitely buy…others will wait awhile or I won’t buy them at all since I already have a huge TBR pile of books (on my shelf and on my e-reader)! This creates a list for me so I hope I don’t forget authors and books I like. And I hope others will find some books they may not have thought of! » » » » » » » » » » » » September 3 I’ve been reading the October Daye series this summer since I’d fallen behind so I’m almost caught up! One of my very favorite series…. Read more »

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Review: A Matter of Propriety and Parasites by Claire Robyns

Review: A Matter of Propriety and Parasites by Claire Robyns

July 24, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

A Matter of Propriety and Parasites by Claire Robyns Series: Dark Matters, book 2 Genre: Steampunk Published by: Claire Robyns E-book 294 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Lady Lily has embraced her destiny and shredded her reputation. She’s done with straddling two worlds and losing in both. With so much at stake, her standing in society is the least of her problems. Or so she thought. Demons walk among us…   Demons are infiltrating the London Court and cozying up to the Queen. Too late, Lily learns the price of throwing propriety to the wind when she must return to the influential circles of London and the stiff cuff of society…. Read more »

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Review: A Matter of Circumstance and Celludrones by Claire Robyns

Review: A Matter of Circumstance and Celludrones by Claire Robyns

July 5, 2013 2013, B-, book rating, reviews 0

This is the first book I’ve read by Shelley Adina and it’s listed with the Literary Escapism blog for the 2013 New Author Challenge. A Matter of Circumstance and Celludrones by Claire Robyns Series: Dark Matters, book 1 Genre: Victorian Steampunk Paranormal Published by: Claire Robyns, 2012 E-book, purchased 274 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Lady Lily d’Bulier is prim, proper, and prefers to think of herself as pragmatic rather than timid. And avoiding life-threatening situations at all costs is just plain practical. But everything changes when Lord Adair tracks her down in London; searching for answers he seems to think she has. Greyston Adair is a blackguard and a smuggler,… Read more »

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Review: Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina

June 20, 2013 2013, B, book rating, reviews 0

The Literary Escapism Blog has hosted a new author challenge since 2009. They ask you to choose a number of new authors to read and then review their books during the year. I chose to read 25 this year. Since this is the first book I’ve read by Shelley Adina it’s listed with the Literary Escapism blog on their 2013 New Author Challenge page. You can also check out my page for the new authors I’ve read and reviewed so far this year. Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel by Shelley Adina Series: Magnificent Devices, book 1 Genre: Steampunk Published by: Shelley Adina, 2011 E-book, purchased 160 pages Grade:… Read more »

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