|Digital List Price:||$6.99|
|Print List Price:||$19.99|
Save $19.00 (95%)
Ultimate Nyssa Glass: The Complete Series Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
|Length: 437 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $0.00
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
Each of the books ends at a logical point, with the current challenges resolved--and strings left dangling for a sequel (less so the last book. The last book completes the series, but I'm sure the author could go back to this world and do more Nyssa Glass adventures).
These are steam-punky adventures, with Nyssa a formerly criminal child gone straight, but whose past can't let go of her. She wins through pluck, courage, and creativity (and of course, her mechanical skills).
HL Burke creates sympathetic characters, and moves the plots along handily.
"She tried to find comfort in prayer, but failed. It would've been easier had she been jailed for something she'd actually done. It wasn't as if there weren't enough crimes in her past to merit incarceration, pardoned or not, but to finally be free of that life and then dragged back in, based on the foolishness of others.....that was ridiculously unfair. Especially now that she had Ellis."
Favorite characters were Mr. Calloway and Mrs. H. They truly were an enhancement to the story, even though Calloway is only in the plot briefly, his loving memory lives on throughout.
Can't recommend this YA series enough, one of the best YA I've ever read and completely enjoyed :)
Mild spoilers on House of Mirrors because one of the main characters isn't truly revealed until the final chapters.
Where do I even start with how much I love this series? I managed to fall in love with a computer and eventually the heart behind it.
I have a soft spot for stories in a genre I coined "orphans and invalids". I'm a complete sucker for characters who rise above difficult circumstances (Nyssa) or physical limitations (Ellis).
Nyssa is the kind of heroine you can't help but love. She's bright and resourceful. Once a thief, dear Mr. Calloway took the reformed Nyssa in and gave her a chance. Alas, although redeemed and reformed, she can never quite run from her criminal past. Framed for murder in the opening chapters, the entire series is a race for her to escape being a wanted woman and clearing her name.
Ellis, where or where do I start with this hero? (SPOILER) We don't officially meet him until the end of Book 1 although he's virtually present through most of it. He's a brilliant inventor in his own right. He's the engineer and designer to Nyssa's mechanic. Paralyzed in an accident he accepts and adapts to his physical limitations. H.L. handles this aspect BRILLIANTLY! Paralysis is a topic I researched for my own writing, and it's so often poorly handled with either wildly inaccurate depictions or a miraculous healing (not that it can't happen, but the three-episode recovery is such an overdone trope in television). My only complaint about Ellis is that I didn't get to create him.
Every one of these stories is tightly written. I pretty much lost a couple of hours sleep at the end of each book. I wanted to finish them but didn't want them to end.
The House of Mirrors - This story starts with a bang and doesn't slow down. From a heartbreaking beginning we're thrust into a tight fun house plot. Hart, a computer that is entirely too human, makes a perfect companion for Nyssa as she tries to discover who framed her for the murder of her beloved mentor. There is a delightful creep factor as she's trapped in the house of a mysterious madman.
The Juliet Caper - As someone who freaks out in UP, I totally understand Nyssa's acrophobia. The secondary characters in this book make it outstanding. Not to mention the tight twists and turns.
The Cutpurse Kid - Theo steals your heart from the moment he steals from Ellis and Nyssa. The same happens to Nyssa, which was the plan all along. He's a tool in a much larger plot that forces Nyssa to confront her past.
Nyssa Glass's Clockwork Christmas - The ultimate winter holiday on a tropical island is a set-up for a disastrous Christmas celebration. Needless to say, preparations do not run like clockwork. In a twist on the O Henry story of sacrificial love, in an effort to find the perfect gift, Nyssa and Ellis fail miserably. Nyssa is uncertain about her future and Ellis his own abilities. This might be my favorite simply because there's less action so the characters go deeper into their feelings. A light read after the excitement of the first three books.
Nyssa Glass and the Electric Heart - The perfect bookend. The House of Mirrors was the exciting fun house entrance to Nyssa's world. The Electric Heart is the ultimate conclusion. We return to the Dalhart home and meet reunite with its original occupant, Hart, while Nyssa and Ellis have their showdown with the villain Rivera. An exciting adventure to a satisfying conclusion to the series.
This is a great series for teens. As a caveat, because I've read reviews where this is an issue, there are romantic scenes throughout the series that could be an issue for some parents. The hero and heroine are 17 (essentially an adult in this story world) and 20. There is kissing, the girl sitting on the boy's lap, and even sleeping in the same bed (clothed and they forego a goodnight kiss to quell the romance). The couple share a home but live separately only sharing living room, kitchen, and workshop. They also have an older female housekeeper and (mild spoiler) young boy living with them. However, there is NO sexual content, and it's completely appropriate for young adults with boundaries mentioned repeatedly. My children are younger, but I would let them read this series without hesitation because despite circumstances, Nyssa and Ellis exemplify a healthy and chaste relationship I would want young adults to model.
I am SOOOOOOOOO glad I did. I LOVE these stories. I wish I was Nyssa. She is such an awesome character. I adore Ellis and Hart too. They are great heroes. The stories are rich in adventure and fun characters. If you are even a small fan of streampunk, you have GOT to read these stories. You won't be disappointed about your purchase.
I'll be looking for more books by H.L. Burke. Yep, yep, yep. Love her work!
Most recent customer reviews
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
- Books > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk