Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Boneshaker - Cherie Priest

In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus was Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.

But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead.

Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue’s widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history.

His quest will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive. 

My thoughts:
I am in a lazy mood, and that is not good for review purposes so...

Zeke is an idiot teen who goes into the forbidden town where there are zombies, cos he wants to clear his dad's name (his dad destroyed Seattle and boom zombies.)

Brian finds that her idiot son has gone into the forbidden zombie infested town so she goes after him.

It's the 1880s. It's steampunk, and yes this world actually feel steampunk, + with zombies. The world was different, there wasn't just gadgets. An interesting world.

But then it wrapped up nicely and I saw that book 2 is not even about them. It's about new people. I wanna see how it goes with Seattle and the zombies.

Conclusion:
Interesting, but something was still missing (I think it might have been the characters.)

Cover
works

Paperback, 416 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by Tor Books
The Clockwork Century #1
Steampunk
Library


48 comments:

  1. Too bad it didn't work well for you.

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  2. I checked this out from the library and wanted to love it. I couldn't get past the first few pages. After your review I think I will leave it on the probably won't work for me pile :)

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    1. At times it was good, at times it was barely ok. I do not really feel like continuing. If it had been with the same peeps, then maybe, but now, eh

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  3. Glad this world was interesting enough that you want to continue with the sequel!

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  4. My husband really enjoys this series but it wasn't that interesting to me.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. I felt it had promise but somehow fell apart

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  5. I am not sure about all the idiots :)

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  6. I wouldn't have thought of steampunk and zombies together! I'm kind of curious about this I must say

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    1. I wished there had been more zombies though

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  7. Aw, I've heard so many great things about this and I was pretty excited to check out myself. But I'm not so sure now >.<

    Asma @ IceyBooks

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    1. I would not exactly recommend it

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  8. I really liked this one. I have another book from this series somewhere in my tbr pile. Must dig it out one of these days.

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    1. Dunno if there are zombies in those though ;)

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  9. Hahaha, go laziness! And hurray for the idiot!

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    1. Hehe, I need to be lazy now and then

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  10. Aw too bad! I've been wanting to read her books but perhaps I'll try her other series first.

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  11. Laughing at your review of what was missing from the book! I think this one is not for me.

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    1. Thank you :) I am glad you liked it

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  12. Yes. I liked the idea but there felt something was missing in this one for me too. I haven't picked up any of the others in the series after this one yet... *sigh* I don't know how they are.

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    1. Even though I actually ended up liking it, still it felt like something was missing and like I do not need to go on

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  13. This book is credited for the steampunk genre. I haven't read it in years.

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  14. This book did not work for me when I read it, and I think it might be the author's style because I picked up her book in her new series and that didn't do it for me either.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. So it might have been the style, hmmm. Honestly I do not know what did not click for me..just something

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  15. Too bad for the characters. I was curious about her UF series.

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    1. I really need to take a look at that one now

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  16. I have this book on my TBR since ever, but haven't read it... And now after reading your review I don't know if I'll ever read it. It doesn't sound like something I would enjoy.

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    1. I could enjoy it, but I do not want more so...

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  17. I always love reading your reviews :) This one doesn't sound like it's for me.

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  18. I'm in a lazy mood too so your short review is perfect lol
    This sounds interesting.

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  19. Steampunk and zombies are certainly an interesting combo :) Sorry it didn't live up to your expectations :(

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  20. I tried this one, and I failed. It was just too....dry? Lackluster? I don't know, but it just didn't happen for me.

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    1. Seems most thought so, I just kept hoping it would get better :/

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