Review: Corsets & Clockwork – 13 Steampunk Romances

Posted 17 May, 2011 by Danny in / 4 Comments

Corsets & Clockwork

13 Steampunk Romances
Publishing: April 26, 2011
Links: IndieBound
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(NOT available as Kindle/Nook or audiobook editions)
Book provided by Book It Forward ARC Tours for fair review
Synopsis from Goodreads

Dark, urban fantasies come to life in the newest collection of Steampunk stories, Corsets & Clockwork. Young heroes and heroines battle evils with the help of supernatural or super-technological powers, each individual story perfectly balancing historical and fantastical elements. Throw in epic romances that transcend time, and this trendy, engrossing anthology is sure to become another hit for the fast-growing Steampunk genre!

This collection features some of the hottest writers in the teen genre, including: Ann Aguirre, Jaclyn Dolamore, Tessa Gratton, Frewin Jones, Caitlin Kittredge, Adrienne Kress, Lesley Livingston, Dru Pagliassotti, Dia Reeves, Michael Scott, Maria V. Snyder, Tiffany Trent, and Kiersten White.


A few weeks ago, I had my first foray into the Steampunk genre, and for those of you who haven’t tried one of these books out, you really should! They’re smart, funny and if you like a historical bent to your fiction, they’re right up your alley!

Anyway, after reading my first Steampunk book, Soulless by Gail Carriger, I wanted to try a few more. So when I saw that this anthology was available for tour, I quickly signed up. I’m so happy I did! One of the things I love about anthologies is getting to experience so many new-to-me authors all at once. And this anthology didn’t disappoint!

What I loved about all the stories was that there was a romantic tilt to them (it is subtitled 13 Steampunk Romances, after all!) and I truly fell in love with so many of these characters. From the Shakespearean theater owner looking for the perfect actress to the privileged girl who runs off to war to protect her beloved, these stories are delightful at every turn!

Bottom Line

A thoroughly enjoyable way to introduce yourself to, or reaffirm your love of, Steampunk!

I give it 4 out of 5 books!

Now go and get lost…in a book!
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