Steampunk mystery

Lady Mechanika, Vol. 5: Clockwork AssassinLady Mechanika, Vol. 5: Clockwork Assassin by Joe Benítez
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read Volume 1 some time ago and thought I give this a try. Pretty much the same experience. Pretty nice artwork, if you don‘t mind that the women are built like Barbie and have rubber tire lips. I like the muted colours.

The murder mystery was ok, alas it did not interest me much. There is a twist at the end, but it is not terribly surprising.

If you are into steampunk murder-mysteries with busty women, this might be a great choice.

There is some confusion regrading the numbering. Not quite sure if this is Volume 4 or 5.

I received this free e-copy from the publisher/author via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, thank you!

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Airships and zombies

Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Well, I like the world building. The walled city with the rotters, the airships, the guys flying them… and I have a beautiful paperback, large size, great cover, with maroon coloured lettering.

But the execution of the story was just not very interesting. I did not enjoy the writing, the story lacked tension for me.

I skimmed a lot, to see where the plot takes me. And I liked the ending and the resolution of how it all came to pass, who did what and who was to blame. I liked some of the characters, for example Cly. But mostly they stayed flat and not very likeable.

I am glad I made it to the end. It is very unlikely I will pick up the next book in this series.

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