Ever since attending my first RT convention a couple years ago, I’ve been curious about the Steampunk genre. As I understand, this genre is sci-fi set in the Victorian era. So when I came across a Steampunk version of Esther by Kandi J. Wyatt, I added it to my TBR. It’s on my July reading list so a review is forthcoming.
Are you a steampunk reader? What clean books would you recommend to someone new to the genre?
What’s on your TBR for the rest of this month? Grab the top book and drop the first line in the comments. Then hop over to our hosts at Hoarding Books and check out what others are sharing.
Trisha Robertson says
Today, I’m sharing the first line from River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart over on my blog, so I’ll share with you here the first line from chapter 12 of the same book.
“In the years she’d been with Ruth, Adria had brought home plenty of strays.”
Have a wonderful weekend!
Susan Dyer says
My First Line Fridays comes from a book I’m planning on reading very soon, Shelter In Place by Nora Roberts.
On Friday, July 22, 2005, Simone Knox ordered a large Fanta – orange – to go with her popcorn and Swedish Fish. The choice, her standard night at the movies fare, changed her life, and very likely saved it. Still, she’d never drink Fanta again.
Have a great weekend and happy reading!
Paula Shreckhise says
My first line is from The Reckoning of Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright:
.Gossamer Grove, Wisconsin. 1907
Libby Sheffield had never stopped to wonder what she would take specific note of if she ever stumbled upon a dead body.
I’ll be busy reading. Got 5 books in the mail this week!
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from La Risposta: The Answer (A Tuscan Legacy book 9) by Autumn Macarthur:
Prologue: “Instead of returning to her vegetable garden, Teresa Pellegrini rushed into the farmhouse.”
Caryl Kane says
My first line comes from The Counterfeit Heiress by Tasha Alexander
I raised the long, curved bow and with two fingers pulled back its string, all the while resisting the urge to remove one of the silver-shafted arrows nestled in the quiver slung over my shoulder.
Hallie @ Book by Book says
A steampunk version of Esther sounds wonderful! Two steampunk books I’ve enjoyed are Curio by Evangeline Denmark and Airman by Eoin Colfer.
I’m reading The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket right now, so here’s the first line: “When my workday is over, and I have closed my notebook, hidden my pen, and sawed holes in my rented canoe so that it cannot be found, I often like to spend the evening in conversation with my few surviving friends.”
Hallie @ Book by Book
Suzie Waltner says
Thanks for the recommendations!
Nicole Santana says
Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Melanie Dickerson’s novel, The Orphan’s Wish. I just started it and I’m loving it so much!
Here, I will share the first line from chapter 8 (that’s where I’m at currently).
“Aladdin followed Herr Kaufmann around for the first week.”
Hope you have a great weekend full of fun reading!!! ❤
Jim Butcher wrote a steampunk series called the Cinder Spires. I remember enjoying it, but don’t remember whether or not it was “clean.” I don’t remember any gratuitous sex scenes.
Today, I’m sharing the first line from a book recommended by my daughter: Matched by Ally Condie. “Now that I’ve found the way to fly, which direction should I go into the night?” I don’t think I’m going to read that one, but she sure liked it 🙂
Suzie Waltner says
I read the Matched series and enjoyed them. Thanks for the recommendation. Guess I better read this one first and find out if it’s a genre I’d like to keep reading in 🙂
I’ve never read anything Steampunk, but am becoming more curious. I met a writer of Steampunk at a writer’s conference, and she made a great impression on me. One of these days…
The book I’m featuring on my blog is “My Sister’s Intended” by Rachael Anderson. It’s been on my TBR list for quite some time now, but I finally read it and am so glad I did. Truly an enjoyable read. I will share the first line from Chapter Eleven here. “”Would you care to go for a stroll with me in the gardens, Miss Gifford?” Brand asked, not sure whether or not he wanted her to accept.”
Suzie Waltner says
My sister’s intended was a good read, wasn’t it?
I’m familiar with the steampunk genre, because I love the Victorian era. 🙂 There are so many wonderful books to discover in this era of literature. Happy reading!
Sarah @ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken says
I know nothing about steampunk, except that I love the name of the genre and it is set in the Victorian era, as you said. Happy Reading!
I’ve never heard of steampunk! It sounds interesting. I hope you have a nice weekend. 🙂
BECCA WEIDEL says
The book I shared on my blog this week is Her Place in Time by Stephenia H McGee but my next book is going to be The Baker’s secret by Stephen P Kiernan so I’ll share that first line here: “All through those years of war, the bread tasted of humiliation.” Hope you have happy weekend with plenty of reading! 🙂
I’m sharing from a book that will be out early next month (I won an uncorrected proof on GoodReads) on my blog today, The Daisy Children by Sofia Grant, so here is the second line:
“It wasn’t the fault of the trousers, of course, but it was tempting to blame them nonetheless.”
I’m another reader who is a little puzzled by the whole Steampunk thing. I’ll be interested in reading your review!
I’m sharing the first line from More than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer on my blog. I’m a big Karen Witemeyer fan, and this did not disappoint.
Jessica Baker says
I am not familiary with steampunk at all, but now I want to know more!!