Title: Gravely Inanimated
Author: Esther Wheelmaker
Genre: Steampunk YA, Romance Adventure
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It has been thirty years since England was plagued by zombies. Humans fear for their lives while the dead kill the living.
By the cover of night, a man known only as Aeron hunts these creatures. On one foggy evening he finds Lucille Knight's life in jeopardy and Aeron's interest is instantly peaked when he saves the young lady.
But Aeron will have competition when Lucy meets Lord Garrett Ashdown, son of the Inventor, Earl Thomas.
Lucy is drawn to the masked man and equally mysterious Lord. With one concealing his true identity and the other hiding a ghastly secret, she does not know which one is less dangerous.
Will she be able to be with the man she chooses when she learns the awful truth?
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I have to say before I start that up to this point I hadn’t read any steampunk novel that really caught my attention. Well, that is now history as this book grabbed me immediately. I absolutely love this book, everything about it made me happy. The time period, the richness of the story, the emotional pull between Lucy and her gentlemen friends. Maybe it was the zombies…..
Lucy met Aeron when she was walking home and got trapped by the zombies, as he saved her she fights being saved. Then she met Lord Garrett Ashdown, son of the infamous Inventor and was as pulled to him even though she feels there is something she needs to find out about him. The story revolves around and shocks me with the places it goes, you will have to read it to appreciate the twists and turns.
I highly recommend this book to anyone, it’s a wonderful story. Ms. Wheelmaker weaves her spell as only an author can, come lose yourself in a story you won't want to put down, and at the end be left wanting more of her work! I would like to thank her for the opportunity to read and review her book, it has been a pleasure.
This was my very first steam punk book, and I can say that I was not disappointed. I loved the main characters and how they all interacted together. There was great distinction between who they were, so they weren't all one sided, and I loved that fact. I was so glad I got to read and experience this book as my first steam punk, since it has opened my eyes to a new genre.
The setting for the book took me back and set me right in the time period this was written in and I loved that as well. I believe it was well written and can't wait to read the next book in the series.
From the time Lucy met Aaeron and how they interacted to the time she met Lord Ashdown and how they interacted, I was pulled back into the book time and time again. When I had to sit the book down, I couldn't wait to get back to it and see what was going to happen next. The twist thrown in intrigued me so much that I appreciated the book even more than I already did.
This is a great book that I definitely give a blazing 5-star rating to, so I hope you all get the opportunity to experience this for yourself as well, and become as entranced in the story as I was.
With Gravely Inanimated (book one) coming to life, she is pounding away on her typewriter to try and get book two out. However, she is easily distracted by sparkly things.
Her background is a mystery and all anyone knows is she loves hugs, corsets, steampunk, books and Mozart….
…Let's face it…Everyone likes a girl with a little mystery.