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Kiss of Steel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I was not expecting a book this good. All the characters are vi

I was not expecting a book this good. All the characters are vibrant and complicated, with very unique voices. The dialogue is generally excellent. There are multiple subplots that keep twisting, never ending quite where you expect them. The world if very fleshed ou...
I was not expecting a book this good. All the characters are vibrant and complicated, with very unique voices. The dialogue is generally excellent. There are multiple subplots that keep twisting, never ending quite where you expect them. The world if very fleshed out and the author does a good job of explaining the history and the society.

Most importantly, you care about everyone in the book. Blade is fascinating, a multi-dimensional 'bad boy' hero with a sexy accent. If anything, he is just a hair too perfect. Honoria, the heroine, is smart and proud but inexperienced and overwhelmed with the responsibility of caring for her family and hiding from an evil, insane villain. She makes mistakes, but she accepts responsibility and deals with the consequences. She does not whine or bemoan her fate, nor is she unbelievably stoic and strong. I rarely like female leads, but she was my favorite character in a book full of great people.

There are side characters that could be very one dimensional -- for example, Honoria's young, slightly ditzy sister -- that manage to be sympathetic and interesting. While this book focuses on Honoria Todd and Blade, there are many other characters who are just as important to the story.

Also, everyone's motivations are completely believable: Blade doesn't fall mindlessly in love with Honoria's cleavage and Honoria's problems are not magically solved by his throbbing manhood. Overall, this was a great book and I highly recommend it.

posted by LaurenY on January 5, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

This is the first book that I have read in the new Steampunk Gen

This is the first book that I have read in the new Steampunk Genre and I really enjoyed the world the author has created. I really like how strong and independent Honoria was and how Blade was patient with her.With Honor he was gentle but to everyone else he was a badas...
This is the first book that I have read in the new Steampunk Genre and I really enjoyed the world the author has created. I really like how strong and independent Honoria was and how Blade was patient with her.With Honor he was gentle but to everyone else he was a badass. I enjoyed the authors take on blue bloods, vampires, and verwulfen. I was disappointed that blue bloods have to use a razor to cut their prey in order to feed. But I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series. Mainly Will but I think Esme and Rip will have a good book too. I recommend to anyone looking for something different with a historical/paranormal/Victorian twist.

posted by Brandi1979 on October 14, 2013

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

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    This is the first book that I have read in the new Steampunk Gen

    This is the first book that I have read in the new Steampunk Genre and I really enjoyed the world the author has created. I really like how strong and independent Honoria was and how Blade was patient with her.With Honor he was gentle but to everyone else he was a badass. I enjoyed the authors take on blue bloods, vampires, and verwulfen. I was disappointed that blue bloods have to use a razor to cut their prey in order to feed. But I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series. Mainly Will but I think Esme and Rip will have a good book too. I recommend to anyone looking for something different with a historical/paranormal/Victorian twist.

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