On My Wishlist (9) April 21, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
Tags: boneshaker, book talk, cherie priest
On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own ‘On My Wishlist’ post. If you want to know more click here.
by Cherie Priest
Maternal love faces formidable challenges in this stellar steampunk tale. In an alternate 1880s America, mad inventor Leviticus Blue is blamed for destroying Civil War–era Seattle. When Zeke Wilkes, Blue’s son, goes into the walled wreck of a city to clear his father’s name, Zeke’s mother, Briar Wilkes, follows him in an airship, determined to rescue her son from the toxic gas that turns people into zombies (called rotters and described in gut-churning detail). When Briar learns that Seattle still has a mad inventor, Dr. Minnericht, who eerily resembles her dead husband, a simple rescue quickly turns into a thrilling race to save Zeke from the man who may be his father.
Boneshaker is the first in the series Clockwork Century. I heard about this series on the blog Bloody Murder Books.
I’ve always had a soft spot for steampunk books and supernatural books. Take Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate Series, which is a favorite of mine. Hopefully Boneshaker will prove to be an equal favorite.