Book Review: Steamed by: Katie MacAlister

Summary: 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...

First off, I love love love the cover of this book, it is absolutely gorgeous...get a copy to look at in your hands, the pictures do it no justice. It's beautiful. This is the second book in the 'steampunk' genre I have read, the other being 'Soulless'. This book was a completely different experience, it is set in present times in an alternate world as opposed to the past in the same world.

The main characters Octavia and Jack are HILARIOUS, I kept cracking up at the most inappropriate moments, the book makes a scene feel serious, but not serious at all, in a whole new way, and just wait until you read one the sensual scenes, I laughed my way almost through the whole thing.

The plot is sturdy and strong, except for the thing with Hallie, she just gets arrested, I wish that could have gotten a bit more explanation, but everything else was pretty good. Flowed well, no lulls, and kept a decent pace. I do wish we could have gotten to know some of the crew better but I have a feeling this is the first in a series for Ms. MacAlister.

'Steamed' was an adventure to read, one I will gladly go on again and again.

Received from: Librarything's Early Reviewer Program
For more information or for purchasing visit Katie MacAlister's webpage.

I give this book 4/5 stars. ★ ★ ★ ★

To purchase:


Monica S.

Copyright The Bibliophilic Book Blog 2009-2010


  1. This one does sound interesting to me. I still have yet to read Soulless. I haven't been Steamed Punked just yet. :) Thanks for the review!

  2. Great review - I love Katie MacAlister's Dark One's series & really liked the look of this one. I wasn't too sure what to expect as I've not read any steampunk so thanks for the recommendation - I'll definitely be getting this one now :o)

  3. I love the cover too. The first ever steampunk that I read was Soulless then none after, this might be my second one. I have not read any of McAlister's books.
    Thanks for the review

  4. She made a couple freebies and I have the wallpaper on my desktop. It's SO cool. I haven't read the book, but I just bought it last week, and can't wait to get to it. Thanks for the review!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...