Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Review: Steamside Chronicles by Ciar Cullen

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
Emily Fenwick, former NYPD, is now reluctant defender of 1890 New York. She joins a band of "Punks," other lost souls, in a terrifying world where nightmares have come alive and time has gone haywire. Fortunately, the leader of the Punks is all Emily could hope for in a companion--as long as they can rescue time and space.
My Thoughts: A while back I got hit by the Steampunk bug.  Here's the thing, though, I didn't want just Steampunk, I wanted sexy Steampunk.  You know, where people will get naked and romp between the sheets.  Yep, I have very specific wants in my books.  When this book fell into my hands, I was pretty darn excited about it.

The beginning is a little confusing.  There's a lot of worldbuilding that takes place and you're running to keep up.  Once the basics have been laid out, however, you end up with a fun ride into a Steampunk, bygone age.  Throw in a link or two to Ancient Egypt, some sexy goings on between two of our main characters, and evil clowns and you've got a fun little story.

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  1. Okay, this sounds like a blast, hon! I like a little steampunk once in a while, but you're right - there has to be a little something more, a kick to make it special. I like the sounds of this one, and will definitely be adding it to my to-read pile.

  2. I think the word I've read most in reviews of this book is "confusing." Is it weird that I don't mind that? :o/