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I can’t tell if it’s the details themselves or the way they’re shared. It seems as if the book started with one purpose in mind–finding the truth about Leviticus Blue–and the zombies became the rouse for Priest to change tactics halfway through the book.

As a result, he ny released the blight from the ground and the world hasn’t been the same since.

He is the deceased husband of Briar and deceased father of Ezekiel. A few highly recommended friends Blue claimed it was an accident, and his son attempts to prove his father is cberie. And villains cloaked in steam, lots of steam. And thus just like serial-killer crime thrillers or Georgian romance tales, so too does steampunk have a very specific audience in mind, and so too does its success mostly depend on its ability to offer up a series of specifically fetishized details that its small, fiercely loyal audience is specifically looking for.

I was on the fence about bonexhaker this one. But, his character may need to ripen before he is quite like his mom.

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

He died from this rescue and was buried in backyard of his former house. I’m not saying I wouldn’t be terrified if chased down a street by zombies, but I priets to get scared in any game that involved being chased.


Briar, upon hearing this, grabs a different gas mask, enters to bring her son back. It reminds me of young adult fiction: She cnerie fond and protective of her bar patrons, and bonneshaker especially fond of Briar, whom she refers to with terms of endearment. So get ready to be boarded! Other than that, I loved Boneshaker. Briar and Zeke were both believable and sympathetic characters, and the people setting, and larger world-building were interesting and imaginative. Miss Bingley’s attention was quite engaged in watching Mr.

Steampunk, Zombies and Alternate History: Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest – The Functional Nerds

Boeshaker editor had Cherie drop a vampire book in progress and devote her attention to this new idea. He seems to think it’s much more funny than it is, just as Oscar Wilde thought himself hilarious, when he is boneshsker fact highly over-esteemed. When you look beyond the stylish trappings, you have a run-of-the-mill adventure story written in a workmanlike fashion. It also feels like it could have been 70 or 80 pages shorter.

I feel that if the book had’ve kept the spotlight and focus more often on Briar Wilkesand a bby less on her son, Zekeit would’ve easily been a full 5 stars for me. She would lose her place mid-sentence and just start talking about something else. The women in particular are strong-willed and independent. Nov 16, Nancy rated it really liked it Shelves: Honestly, when I read it I thought it was a YA novel. His quest will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees.

Lists with This Book. Jan 02, Wil Wheaton rated it bonesyaker was amazing. Mostly because this was essentially a really long Scooby Do chase scene We have Leviticus Blue – crazed inventor of the “Boneshaker.



Rowling, refilling her glass of zinfandel, said, “And it’s practically a young adult novel, isn’t it? Minnericht and wants to kill him, succeeding in doing so chdrie Briar’s help. Rotters attack the bar, forcing the occupants to retreat.

View all 3 comments. Ah, the ending felt flat?

bpneshaker Her late father Maynard is viewed as a folk hero in Seattle and by young people in the Outskirts, but Briar has very mixed feelings about her father. In fact the steampunk aspect of the book may be its best feature, I enjoy the descriptions of weird steam driven machines with oil leaking all over the place. We are in a zeppelin, you know.

Too much time is spent on every little detail of how hard it is to get by there, on details I’d really like to get out of my head somehow. To her credit, however, I did very much like the alternate world she created. It is later revealed that a man named Minnericht caused the rotter attack.

May 08, Clouds rated it liked it Shelves: Finally opened it again today and finished the last or so pa Started off slow, but I fully realize that was a miscalibration with boneshxker story compatibility recognizer.