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For the Love of a Steampunk Heart: Firebend Chronicles, Book One Kindle Edition
An Amazon Book with Buzz: "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah
"A timely novel highlighting the worth and delicate nature of Nature itself." -Delia Owens Learn more
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About the Author
- ASIN : B01BKQYN6Y
- Publication date : February 7, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1483 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 250 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1523876077
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,533,376 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I loved this book so much. It was a very sweet story.
Both main characters were so likable, it was so easy to care for them. Nick was sweet and there were moments, were he seems so vulnerable and have some struggles accepting himself , those moments were just beautiful. I think it's easy to the reader to feel related and it left a good message about accepting ourself the way we are. In Zander's case i felt he was also very nice character, i generaly like more complex characters but he was ok. I liked about him how easy was too felt his emotions.
The secondary characters were very nice but i finished the book wanting to know a little bit more about them. There was this one named Wyvern that got my attention, i felt he was a great character and i would love to read more of his story.
It has a nice pace. There are some interesting action moments. The story was very entertaining. Once i started reading it was difficult to put it down.
The only problem i had with the book was that the world created for the author was a little confusing to me. It was hard to imaging it and sometimes it looked a little contradictory, but other than that i realy loved it.
I think it was a great book, i enjoy it so much and i woul'd love to read more books from this author.
I really did enjoy this story. It was very creative and fun to read. I normally do not read a lot of steampunk romances, but I highly enjoyed this aspect of the story. There were points where my head was going to explode with the technical workings of Nick's mind (I totally see how Zander can get a headache from it) but the author did a good job limiting the amount of times Nick completely geeks out.
The whole Domer versus Fringer was not a big part of the story. From the synopsis, I expected this to be a huge issue, but it really wasn't. I also expected Nick to be the only person to accomplish the task of going from a Domer to a Fringer, but that isn't the case as well.
The love story had an insta-love feel to me. I'll be honest, I am not a fan of insta-love so this was a turn off. I did enjoy seeing Nick and Zander together, but I couldn't feel their connection. It wasn't bad enough that I hated their relationship, but I wasn't invested in it either.
Readers are left with a HFN feeling. Yes Nick and Zander get their HEA, but the whole issue our MCs were facing was still ongoing and the reader doesn't get any closer as to the reasons why Nick was wanted. Great move by the author in my opinion because even though I wasn't invested in Nick and Zander, I was invested in Wyvern's past and Wraith's plans.
I haven't read much steampunk but after reading this I want to seek out more.
The two MC's couldn't be more different. You have the sweet genius Nick who has lived his whole life under a dome and the Fringe farmer Zander who while he doesn't have book smarts is street smart and loves his life and the family he has made.
Nick leaves the only life he has ever known under the dome when he can no longer find work that can pay him enough to stay alive. He packs up his life as it is, grabs his trusty companion Newt, a robot he made himself to help maintain his mechanical heart.
Out in the fringe he meets Zander and Al who run a mine and have a sort of farm that is coveted by those who want things that others have. The three begin to work together and learn about each other as they form their own family.
There are some supporting characters in Wyvern a tavern waiter who has been altered with wings and is a huge flirt to hide just how much he wants someone of his very own (who looks like he gets his story in book 2). And there's Kit who owns an antique shop when Nick gets items to make his inventions to not only secure the safety of his home but also to build and create other things which are revealed along the way.
Of course there's conflict as there is a man who wants Al's land and when he learns about Nick decides he wants him to. The trio must band together with their friends to defend their home and Nick from this man intent on possessing both.
I liked every aspect of this book, from the characters, to the world building and even the relationships. Nick and Zander's relationship did seem fast but in the landscape they are in it wasn't surprising. They have to live every moment as if it is their last. Even the supporting characters were essential to the plot and I hope to hear more about their story in the upcoming books.
All in all a very enjoyable read and I look forward to the next book in the series. The teaser at the end just makes we want to read it that much more.