Sunday, May 19, 2013

Heart of Iron (London Steampunk #2) by Bec McMaster

I love the London Steampunk series by Bec McMasters!  I won the first book last year and LOVED it.  When I saw that the next two books were available for pre-order from The Book Depository for an insane price of $5.99 each, I had to order them.  Lady Quicksilver has actually gone down in price since I ordered so now it is only $5.24!  Kiss of Steel (book 1) is $6.99 and Heart of Iron has gone back to full price of $7.99.  Even at full price, the Book Depository has FREE SHIPPING so it is WORTH IT in my book.  They are paperbacks but they are THICK.  Here is the cover and Goodreads blurb:


In Victorian London, if you’re not a blue blood of the Echelon then you’re nothing at all. The Great Houses rule the city with an iron fist, imposing their strict ‘blood taxes’ on the nation, and the Queen is merely a puppet on a string…

Lena Todd makes the perfect spy. Nobody suspects the flirtatious debutante could be a sympathizer for the humanist movement haunting London’s vicious blue blood elite. Not even the ruthless Will Carver, the one man she can’t twist around her little finger, and the one man whose kiss she can’t forget…

Stricken with the loupe and considered little more than a slave-without-a-collar to the blue bloods, Will wants nothing to do with the Echelon or the dangerous beauty who drives him to the very edge of control. But when he finds a coded letter on Lena—a code that matches one he saw on a fire-bombing suspect—he realizes she’s in trouble. To protect her, he must seduce the truth from her.

With the humanists looking to start a war with the Echelon, Lena and Will must race against time—and an automaton army—to stop the humanist plot before it’s too late. But as they fight to save a city on the brink of revolution, the greatest danger might just be to their hearts…
I loved this book!  It was easily as good as Kiss of Steel.  I love how this series is an amalgam of all the things I like.  It is kind of like a historical romance but there are paranormal creatures and lots of mystery.  I also enjoy the fact that the women in this series are so strong and independent.  This series is one of my favorites.  Truly.  I also really liked seeing more of Will in this book.  He was a supporting character in the last book so he really got his time to shine in this one.  If you are not sure if you will like Steampunk, this series is one to try! 


You can click here to the London Steampunk Series on Goodreads.  My Lady Quicksilver is set to release on October 1st and the fourth book in the series, Forged by Desire, is set for release in August of 2014.  I hope you will give this series a try!  You should also check out Bec McMaster's website.  She can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.  I give Heart of Iron 5 Fairies for a second book in a series that does not disappoint.

1 comment:

Joelle Rider said...

What a great cover !

Joelle @http://angelswithattitudebookreviews-joelle.blogspot.com