Wednesday, May 19, 2010

STEAMED by Katie MacAlister

Publisher: Signet
Date published: February 2010
ISBN: 978-0451229311
Steampunk romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained by publisher

Jack Fletcher is a computer technician. Everyone thinks he’s a hero, but he knows he isn’t one. He’s just a victim of circumstances. When his sister comes to visit him in his lab, she messes up one of his nanoelectrical system experiments they suddenly are not where they thought they were. They wake up facing a women with the reddest hair, pointing a gun at them. Octavia Pye is on her maiden voyage. She is an aerocorps captain and she doesn’t need stowaways to ruin her first captaincy. Jack and Octavia are attracted to each other and the airship may just explode from the combustion between them. But Octavia has some secrets she desperately needs to keep and she knows that Jack could change everything for her.

I was very excited to get this book to review. I have been following this new genre and have read some other steampunk stories and have enjoyed them very much. I was especially interested to see what Katie MacAlister would do with this theme. I have enjoyed many of her books so far. Well, I was not too disappointed. This is a fun story. At first you think that Jack and his sister have been transported to another time, but this is not the case. I thought that Ms. MacAlister has given her readers a good plot, interesting characters and some nice sizzling sexual tension. One thing kept me on my toes and that was that each chapter was told in the first person and it kept switching between Jack and Octavia. As I am a fast reader, it confused me sometimes. Other than that, it was an entertaining read and I hope Ms. MacAlister brings us back to the world she has created.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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