Lazette Gifford: Raventower and Merriweather 1: Secrets

Raventower and Merriweather 1: Secrets by Lazette Gifford (fantasy, steampunk) This was an enjoyable book. It fell prey to something I've noticed with a LOT of e-books, though, and had more typos than I'm used to in a paper book. (I'm not sure why; maybe I notice them more onscreen than in print, maybe the... Continue Reading →


Viola Carr: The Diabolical Miss Hyde

The Diabolical Miss Hyde: Electric Empire #1 by Viola Carr (historical fantasy, steampunk) This book is both steampunk and not. It is, because that's the default genre where alternate history plus odd mechanical machines gets shoved. However, it's not because things run on electricity and not steam. Also, there are a lot fewer descriptions of... Continue Reading →

Larry Correia: Hard Magic

Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles by Larry Correia narrated By Bronson Pinchot (historical fantasy, steampunk) So this might not seem like the kind of book one would pick up based on its cover, but that's exactly what happened for me. Looking at this cover, especially with the addition of the blurb on... Continue Reading →

Lilith Saintcrow: The Red Plague Affair

 The Red Plague Affair: Bannon & Clare book 2 by Lilith Saintcrow (steampunk, historical fantasy) I really enjoyed THE IRON WYRM AFFAIR, book one in this series, so when I saw book 2 on the shelf I had to buy it. And I’m glad I did! It’s another enjoyable romp through the alternate steampunk &... Continue Reading →

Colleen Gleason: The Spiritglass Charade

The Spiritglass Charade: Stoker & Holmes #2 by Colleen Gleason narrated by Jayne Entwhistle (steampunk, historical fantasy, vampires) (First of all, can I just say that "Entwhistle" is an awesome last name? Makes me think of Tolkien every time I read or hear it.) This is the second book in the Stoker & Holmes series,... Continue Reading →

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