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There was just too much info dump originally, and the POV skipped around from omniscient to a hybrid third-person limited.
While I may have read the sequel if it had belonged to this volume, I don't care enough about the story now to go out and get the rest of it.
One of the main issues with this novel is the distinct feeling that the author is trying incredibly hard to write this like a comic book.
This one failed the 25% test - one quarter of the way through this wreck, and I knew that I could take no more. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joe
Really wanted to like this more than I did. It was just completely uninteresting.Published 7 months ago by J Craw
This was a fun read, but I felt it could have been a lot better.
Strengths: the book doesn't waste a lot of time on "origin stories. Read more
Loved it! Really I'm too old to be liking a book of this nature, but wish I had 50 more years to become and live as a steampunker!Published 15 months ago by NiceDenise pray
I just can't get into this novel. Possibly because the heroine obviously thinks the superheroes and supervillians (even her family) are a little stupid - I can't help but think... Read morePublished 19 months ago by D. Cook
It took a long time for me to get into this book, despite a very good premise and promise of amazing characters. Read morePublished on October 2, 2012 by Kenneth B. Soward
I finished this book this evening and was overall unhappy with it. I tried to care about the characters but couldn't. Read morePublished on June 11, 2012 by scorched
In this steampunk novel, the City of New York has been protected for years by a group of superheroes called the Paragons. Read morePublished on April 27, 2012 by Michael S. Kraus
When I picked up this book, I was expecting a cheese-tastic steampunk romp through New York. That was exactly what I got with The Falling Machine. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by E. Ambrose