Steampunk combines my love of Victorian aesthetics and machines with science fiction and fantasy elements. I have a peculiar fondness for sentient robots and steampunk novels seem to have plenty of them.
I like the many variants including wild west steampunk, decopunk, dieselpunk, and of course, the father of the genre cyberpunk.
Alternative history combines the 'what if' of science fiction with real world possibilities.
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The sea does not know my name.
The cliffs and hills hold no spell over me.
These fog choked cities are not my home.
I do not think fondly of the harsh mountains and the deep mines.
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I received an ARC Irresistible World Building For Unforgettable Stories by Janeen Ippolito in return for a honest review.
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Write stories with worlds that create...Read more
The first Danger Boy book in the series got me hooked right away. I found them (or my mom found them) at the Mount Vernon library when I was about 14 years old. The foil hardback covers instantly intrigued me so I made sure to check out the second book just in case I wanted it that week.
Ancient Fire brings our time traveling heroes Eli, Thea and Thea and Clyne together for the first time. The historical set is the burning of the library of Alexandria, a moment in history abhorred by book lovers everywhere. It deals with the real life reactions of youth and adults to fantastically situations. It is a one of a kind children's time travel adventure novel. The read level makes it suitable for beginning chapter book readers and the plot makes it suitable for all ages. It makes you laugh and is a real page turner. My youngest sister read it and loved it just as much as I did! Read more