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
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I give this book 4/5 stars. ★ ★ ★ ★
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