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Posted August 25, 2013
Apparently being the Oracle and Pythia does not make you exempt from marrying a chauvinistic and sexist whiny male, who thinks his wife should stay at home and obey him.
I am not feeling the love for Hugh and can't say I am displeased by the outcome of this book.
He knew she would be flying airships and attending to matters of the steampunk supernatural variety.
Did he think she was going to do all that from home barefront and pregnant, whilst commanding the servants on his behalf.
Not enough steam or punk is this steampunk fantasy. It had more of creepy villain feel to it rather than the expected mixture of futuristic technology vs era.
Aside from the occasional blip of creepy it was very dull. The dialogue was flat and unrealistic. Some of the sub-plots were random and didn't connect well to the main story.
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley.
Posted August 16, 2013
Hugh Marsh and Elle Chance are having some difficulties with the many changes that have recently taken place in their lives. They are also adjusting to their new role as husband and wife. When Marsh is called upon to assist in a magical mystery he jumps at the chance but in doing so looses his heart.
Now hosting a clockwork organ, Marsh takes on a zombie like quality and Elle must track down his original heart before its too late.
I found this story a little slow going with lots of world building and plot developing and not much riviting content. I enjoyed the first book in this series but found this book slightly less intriguing. I did notice that there was less technical details about the machinery which I definitely appreciated.
Schwaz has a very original and unique take on a steampunk created zombie. Her writing is detailed, edgy and extremely vivid. A Clockwork Heart is a paranormal romance, with a big scoop of steampunk twisted into an interesting and original tale.
I received this ARC copy of A Clockwork Heart from Random House Publishing Group - Del Rey Spectra in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication August 13, 2013.
Written by: Liesel Schwarz
Series: The Chronicles of Light and Shadow
Sequence in Series: 2
Print Length: 304 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: August 13, 2013
Sold by: Random House Digital, Inc.
Genre: Steampunk, Paranormal
Age Recommendation: Adult