Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mini Review: Steel Lily by Megan Curd

Steel Lily (The Periodic Series, #1)
Steel Lily (The Periodic Series #1) by Megan Curd
AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.
She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Four: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.
Or so she thinks.
That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Four. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued. But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better.
…Which means digging deeper.
When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, she learns that while some secrets are better left concealed, humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.


Publishes in US: August 12th 2013
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Source: author for review
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Expected Publication December 2013

Expected publication: June 2014 

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    My mini review--I hope that once I am done recovering from Disney and the resulting cold, I hope to more thoroughly review this one.  
    Megan is one of my writer friends, and I loved her Bridger series. She really helps me branch out, because I didn't know much about the Irish or goblins, but loved Bridger, and I don't do much steampunk, but I couldn't resist opening this one! 
   Avery is quite the character, I could feel her dedication to her friends, and that loyalty as well as her questioning nature really helped me to connect to her. 
    There is constantly something going on, and it kept me engaged with the good pacing and character development. 
    Avery learning more about her parents' disappearance as well as the truth that has been hidden about her world is wonderfully written and the mystery and suspense was great. 
   Mr. Mystery man was such an enigma and wanting to know more about him, the interest in Avery and how he knows so much getting to Avery and about elemental was interesting. 
    The world building is good as well, I easily understood Avery's world, and learning as she does about what her government has hidden from her. 

Bottom Line: Loved Avery and this world.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Do you think the government could be hiding knowledge of other planets?
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  1. I bought this one recently, when it had a fabulous price on Amazon, and I've included it on my review list for December, which means I'll be reading it very soon. So relieved to know that you liked it.

  2. This one looks fantastic and I'm off to Amazon to check it out. As far as the government hiding information like that.. I do believe they have the capabilities.

  3. Ohh I love a good steampunk, I'll have to go check this one out. Great review!

  4. I'm not a regular reader of steampunk but would love to try this one out. I love all the ways Megan made it work. Sounds really good!

  5. *dances* Wonderful review Brandi, I have this and so look forward to sneaking it in.

  6. I'm not familiar with this series, but I'm really glad you enjoy it, Brandi!

  7. It does sounds like a good one. Glad you loved it so much.

  8. Now this one sounds cool, I need more dystopia

  9. Oh it's so nice to have a wonderful book like that! And it's always so nice when added to that it's from a friend.

  10. I love the sound of Avery and the steam-run world in Steel Lily! Off to check this series out some more- Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Sounds like an interesting little read, and to answer your question, absolutely the government is capable of all kinds of covert activities.

  12. I've been hearing such fantastic things about this one! Can't wait to give it a try. Lovely review! And yes, I think the government is capable of hiding pretty much anything. :-)

  13. Woohoo! This sounds fantastic! I'll be sure to check out this one, Brandi.

    Feel better soon!

  14. Oohh! This one sounds good! Love the idea of it and the feel I get from reading your review! :) Definitely have to check this one out!

  15. Based on this review I just add to immediately buy this book. Especially since it was only .99$ on Amazon. Great review!!!!!

  16. I remember seeing this one around and I have no idea why haven't I got myself a copy. It sounds like a really interesting read and the characters sound amazing. Great review :)

  17. I haven't heard much about this one, but it sounds really good. Plus, I'm all for government secrecy in books, it's always expected yet still entertaining. Great review, Brandi!

  18. I wasn't a fan of this one but I seem to be in the minority. Glad you enjoyed it ☺


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