The release day is getting so close! Five days... I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of Steam Queen by Jack Hessey. Please read on for the review!
I’d like to begin by saying, I’d never read a Steam Punk book before Steam Queen by Jack Hessey. As a matter of fact, I’m ashamed to admit until I was researching book genres to figure out where my Contemporary Romance fit, I’d never even heard of it.
So, for those who don’t know, Steam Punk is a genre of book which takes place at a time when the railroads were first emerging and the whole world was powered by steam.
Steam Queen defied all my expectations. From the fist page I was captivated with Erica’s struggle to be herself in a world that continually rejected her. She reminded me of Lisbeth Salandar from the Millennium Series, damaged, socially awkward, and seemingly cold hearted. I was enthralled to find out what made her that way. I wanted to cheer every time her humanity showed through. Truly gave her a depth, you might not at first expect.
The plot also moved nicely. I never thought I’d be in a position of rooting for a band of mercenaries, but Jack weaved the story so well, I couldn’t help but be captivated. After reading Steam Queen I’ll be on the lookout for more Steam Punk books.