Boneshaker

Title: Boneshaker
Author: Cherie Priest
Genre: Steampunk, alternative history
Source: Own, it was a birthday present

If this is what can be expected of steampunk novels....I'm in love! I positively devoured this novel. I've blogged about my issues with  reading historical fiction before, luckily for me this novel, and from what I know steampunk in general,  doesn't rely on history being mostly accurate or well-known. Imagination leads!


Set in Seattle during the American revolutionary war, Boneshaker is the story about ingenuity and family. Toss in a biological disaster, some zombies, an airship or two, and an underground resistance to make an enjoyable, complex, and enthralling world.


I'm so excited about this novel I've already bought its follow-up, Dreadnought  and am eagerly awaiting Ms. Priest's appearance at the Phoenix Comicon in a few months.


2 comments:

samantha.1020 said...

I loved this book when I read it as well!!! And I just checked Dreadnought out from the library (I can't wait to read it!!) There is also another book in this series Clementine but I don't think that you really need to read these books in any order. Great review!

Mandy said...

Clementine looks amazing, as well, but I can't quite make myself pay the $50+ for the limited edition hard back. I'll wait until the paperback hits shelves...soonish, I believe.

Glad to know others are enjoying this one, too!

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