Ticker by Lisa Mantchev - Review

February 13, 2015

 

Who knew how much detail was in steampunk?

 

I've never really read much steampunk and I have no excuse for that. It's just not something I've ever really come across. When I saw that Ticker was right up there on the bestseller list, I decided to give it a go.

 

It took me a while to get into the book. Being new to the genre, I had to get used to the different words for the mechanics in steampunk. I'm still a novice, so I apologise if I get anything not quite right. Ticker was a book of action. It's funny because I often write action scenes in my own books because I find that they're pretty important to move the story along. However, I don't love to usually read a book where it's constant with no breaks in the action. Ticker really pulled it off though. There were a couple of passive scenes that broke it up, but it's constant action made it a book I didn't want to put down.

 

Augmentation...with metal parts? I'd never heard of it before - I know, I sometimes feel like I live in the olden days. I am hitting 30 soon, you know! - I caught on to what it meant pretty quickly. I loved the scene where Warwick carries out the operation. I found it very interesting and a little disturbing, but in a good way.

 

The little bit of romance mixed in was perfect for me. I'm a romantic girl at heart and was pleased with the little flavour of the big hearted Legatis.

 

I would certainly recommend this book to steampunk readers, but that's obvious really, isn't it? I'm really glad that I decided to give it a try, even though I've never read the genre before. I don't think it's a genre that I will spend a lot of time reading, but I will certainly dip in and out every now and then.

 

4****

 

Review by book obsessed author Rachel Medhurst

 

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