Saffron's Space

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Wow… what a fantastic book! I’ve been searching for quite a while for a really good steampunky style novel and now I’ve found it… the best thing is that it’s part of a series so now I’ve got the sequels to look forward to as well!

Lady of DevicesThe basic premise of Lady of Devices is that the main character, Claire, is stuck in the classic female role of her time- throw nice parties and be seen but not heard. Which of course she hates because she wants to go to uni and become a scientist. Anyway, her well-groomed lifestyle falls apart and she is forced to rely on her own ingenuity and intelligence.

I found the book extremely well written and interesting and is an excellent example of intellect triumphing over ‘social expectations’.

Story is excellent, characters are excellent, setting is excellent. The only room for improvement that I could see was that the old time ‘proper’ dialogue was a little bit clunky. But hey, that’s just my opinion and I’m sure there are other readers who will appreciate the true-to-setting speech patterns.

I’ve already bought the box set of the series and am looking forward to reading them, so 4.5 stars from me and keep an eye out for a review of the rest of the set.

Also, if you like strong female characters in your sci-fi be sure to sign up for my mailing list to receive Book 1 of the Nova Chronicles completely FREE when it’s released later this year.



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