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First of all, if you at all like steampunk and audiobooks, get the audiobook version of this book. The narrator does an EXCELLENT job and nails Nyssa's tone and wry sense of humor. So easy to listen and totally sucked me in!
House of Mirrors:
Box Set of 5
This was an incredibly well written and fantastic delivery of the stand alone book in this steampunk series!
"Late! Late! Late!"
It started off with Nyssa late getting to work - and I would have been, too, had I started this on a morning I had anything planned. It was a fast paced tale with villains, foes, and a newfound friend.
I enjoyed it and pray my procrastination this weekend won't come back to bite me!
Nyssa and Ellis are onto the next chapter of their lives. In a mostly stand alone book (the arc of her alleged participation of her employer's murder from Book 1 is still unresolved) Nyssa and Ellis both grow independently, as a couple, and branch out to find newer friends and foe.
We meet a new addition to the Nyssa Glass series. And we learn more about Nyssa's back story.
Our favorite couple from the Zeppelin in book 2 make an appearance and Amara actually has more depth and becomes more likable. She has a fierce sense of loyalty and friendship (did Nyssa rub off on her?)
Is it only me, or does it seem like the books are becoming shorter as the series move forward?
Nyssa and Ellis grow closer and they have some intimate confessions and discussions, which come off somewhat awkward. Nyssa's final remark to him was really really creepy, given their ages, until one realizes this is a different era, where couples did marry younger.
Steampunk travel accelerates in this book and is taken to new heights.
It's a very light and delightful read for YA and adult audiences.
The first book had deeper and more descriptive world building; this one included more smaller details.
An enjoyable series; anyone new to steampunk should check this out as an intro, because it's not too much a novice would
be unable to comprehend and it's still pleasantly adequate for real steampunkers.
A cute holiday short opens with the younger cousin. But the opening paragraphs are slightly misplaced, so what is the common age for marriage and children these days? Did no one take in family members? Did extra family members not attend functions? The direct comment about parents in the audience kind of ... threw a wrench in the wotld building instead of expanding on it.
Amara returns to help with her connections and words of wisdom from her perch in society. Whatever happened to her husband, I wonder?
The jealousy angle seems too played out in books these days, although Nyssa and Ellis hit it head on.
A bit of adult themed conversations. And an year long engagement? Is this typical for this era as well?
Too many questions are raised that deter this from being a breezy read.
Narrator is still perfect for this series!
The Electric Heart:
A very satisfying end to the series! Almost ... (tear jerking ending)
Mysteries are solved and we are treated a previous character resurfacing.
The final book is still shorter than the first :(
And Theo isn't mentioned after the first 10% of the book?