“I guess I just don't like steampunk fiction. The first couple hundred pages were boring and the climatic scene was anti-climatic. I get the feeling this book, which fell into the trap of so many second books, was supposed to focus more on relationships, but even that didn't live up to my expectations. I mean, these are sixteen year olds talking about getting married. This was probably reasonable back then, but doesn't resonate today. Sixteen year olds were adults back then, but the characters act like spoiled teenagers today.
All that being said, the whole thing wasn't terrible, where it was good, it was really good and I found myself flying through pages to see what happened next. There were some interesting plot twists that I didn't see coming. 2.5 stars.”