|But if my author is a hot mess, why aren't I?|
This review of THE CLOCKWORK DETECTIVE made me laugh and made my morning. I love the honesty of it all, and she gave me five stars. So I’ve got that going for me. Which is nice.
The usual caveat applies - Netgalley, free copy, blah blah.
I must admit I was a little surprised by this book. It really sounds like the author has chucked everything but the kitchen sink in, given it a stir, and hoped for the best. There's obvious steampunk (clockwork leg, airships, all the usual suspects), mythical beings in the form of centaurs of the Fae, druids, and a whodunnit!
It really should be a hot mess.
But, somehow, against all odds, it's really quite engaging. It clips along at a good pace, the secondary characters are as well-drawn as the main ones, and it was altogether an enjoyable read.
It's unashamedly 'first in a series', but still holds up well. I look forward to reading the next one.
She isn’t too far off either. I transfer all “hot messes” into my life, in exchange for a piece of my soul. Thanks Joanne!
On a scale of 1 to 10, how hot of a mess am I?