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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Steamed by Katie MacAlister

Title: Steamed
Author: Katie MacAlister
Genre: SteamPunk
Rating: * * 
Publishers Date: 2/2/10
Paperback: 352  pages
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 0451229312
FTC Disclosure: PaperBackSwap

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...

      I generally love Katie MacAlister’s books. I loved the premise of this book, the characters , and the romance. However, I didn’t love this book. I thoroughly did not enjoy it at all. And I was forewarned but it was in my TBR pile and I picked it up and tried it anyway. I didn’t like how it was told from first person POV, first from Jack and then from Octavia. I was constantly going back to the chapter’s beginning to figure out who was speaking. Very jarring. I never for a minute got lost in the story and forgot I was reading a book, which for me is the whole pleasure of reading. The secondary characters were just blah.  True this was the first Steam-punk I’d read but I was really looking forward to this new genre. It didn’t completely turn me against this genre but definitely has me backing away from it.

1 comment:

vvb32 reads said...

ooo, sorry to hear this one didn't work for you.