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I loved this book! Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak

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I just want to say right off the bat I loved this book. This was my first steampunk novel and I’m hooked!

The main character Lily Stargazer is an airship racer with a colorful lovelife and an addiction to opium. She’s fun, smart, reckless, flawed and I loved her from the start. The book opens with Lily in an airship race. This I was impressed with, Melanie describes everything to where you feel like you’re actually watching the race. After the race she’s given an artifact with a mystery attached and we’re given an adventure. We follow Lily as she travels across Europe and meets up with a few colorful and a few unsavory people who are after the same prize, but Lily’s artifact gives her the advantage and guides her. During this adventure Lily’s past keeps popping up which gives this character depth.

Melanie does such an excellent job of sucking the reader into the life of Lily while painting a wonderful steampunk European adventure that I am desperate to read more. Please, Melanie, tell me there’s more!

 

 

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3 comments on “I loved this book! Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak

  1. Wendy Ewurum
    March 1, 2014

    Atty many people seem to have bitten the teampunk bug with Chasing the Start garden on their first try…it is a wonderous journey that this book itself is going through and i am so happy that you had a terrific experience with it.
    Dont forget to enter the giveaway for tour hosts and if you haven’t done it already, cross posting to Amazon and Good Reads: http://fabulosityreadsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/2014/02/review-exclusive-tour-schedule-chasing.html
    xo
    W

  2. Melanie Karsak
    March 2, 2014

    There is more, lol! Chasing the Green Fairy, Book II, releases this week! Thank you for the great review and tour stop! 🙂

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