While I love Steampunk, UF, and a good suspense story, this book failed to fill the need. Despite reading the book till the very end (cause of course I had to know the why),it failed to entertain and drag me completely into the story. I often found myself distracted while reading it. There were too many details in the Steampunk world building and the scientific world. The character descriptions often made me NOT care about them though I wanted to. I think this book would have benefited greatly with more romance sprinkled in. It had the potential to be a great recipe but the ingredients just did not jell for me.* * *
The instant I read the blurb on this book, I put it on my wishlist as I knew I would love it. Steampunk, alternate world, Bludmen (vampires)--wow- right up my alley, what's not to like. I loved the world building of this alternate world but I never felt a spark of connection between the characters. They were rather blah which is sad as I felt this series had the makings of an awesome trip to a new universe. Instead it was rather flat. That said, I'll still probably read the next book in the series but will probably get it second hand rather than forking out my money for another ho-hum book.