I absolutely loved Milford's first book, Boneshaker, and was so excited to read her next book.
The characters are appealing and well done, and the plot is compelling, but Milford's genius is in description.
I like the characters enough to believe what is happening, even if that is a bit, um, fantastical or creepy.
Five stars, were I still in the habit of giving out meaningless yellow shapes to such contrary things as stories. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Cat Hellisen
The Broken Lands
My " in a nutshell" summary...
A story of a bridge, fierce evil, and two orphans determined to save the... Read more
Broken Lands was a more difficult read than the first book. It has a glancing relationship with the previous story, really more about being set in the same universe than being told... Read morePublished 24 months ago by PurpleKat
I was really disappointed with this novel after "Boneshaker." "The Broken Lands" just didn't pack the same kind of punch that "Boneshaker" did. Read morePublished 24 months ago by LitWit
I haven't read THE BONESHAKER, so I can't compare the two. I will say that I did think this was fabulous, and since reviews seem to suggest that THE BONESHAKER is even better... Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Anidori-Isilee
Although I know that 'Boneshaker' was a hit, not having read it first may have been detrimental to my enjoyment of 'The Broken Lands. Read morePublished on March 23, 2013 by Doc Occula
Set in New York City 1877, this book takes the city and turns it on its head. I loved that this was not only a multidimensional book but a multicultural one including a Chinese... Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Mary@BookSwarm
This is the first book I've read of Kate Milford's. It was definitely interesting. I enjoyed the characters and the complexities of them, but the switching between characters led... Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by Kristina J. Petrella
This is Milford's exciting prequel to THE BONESHAKER, taking place chiefly on Coney Island during the era in which the Brooklyn Bridge is being completed. Read morePublished on September 18, 2012 by L. M Young