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Riveted author Meljean Brook

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Duke and Heart of Steel returns to the Iron Seas with a riveting new adventure of steampunk and passionate romance  A century after a devastating volcanic eruption forced Iceland’s inhabitants to abandon its shores the island has become enshrouded in legend Fishermen tell tales of giant trolls guarding the land and of seductive witches who steal men The Iron Seas series is exactly my kind of shizzam It's a buttload of plot a healthy dose of characterizationion and then just the most delicious hint of sexy times all grilled in some really fantastic world building It's almost like Brook is writing these books just for me The reason is that I struggle with normal romance novels I need romance novels that don't feel like romance novels because they're too busy being awesome sci fi or fantasy etc with some sex in it This is exactly what Brook does Sure there's sex and Iron Seas the first book in this series is far romance y than the next two but than that they're just plain great Steampunk It's almost enough to make me bow down and her feet and beg her to never stopTo begin with this book takes places in a different part of the same Steampunk driven world from The Iron Duke and Heart of Steel But the great thing about this series is that Brook just keep shaking it up She takes you everywhere and with so many great new characters For me Captain Corsair is my true literary love so Annika had big ass kicking boots to fill She took a little while to warm on me and whilst she can never replace Captain Corsair in my heart she held her own Her relationship with David was lovely sweet and beautifulRiveted is a bit of a divergence from Brook's other novels It takes the plot a long time to kick into gear The first half is solidly centered on Annika and David developing a mutual relationship and trust There's very little action or plot in that regard Then the tension and action is ramped up a notch in the second half and it's back to dodging bullets and mechanical monstrosities AKA business as usual in Iron Seas worldThe writing was as usual with Brook solid and well constructed The plot progressed well with some interesting twists that I didn't see coming But as usual it was the characters relationships and world that really makes this novel While reading the Iron Seas series Brook will take you to every corner of it and introduce so many wonderful marvels The world politics locations and peoples are so fabulously complex and intriguing that it keeps you wrapped up in the continuing storyAnnika's home town was one of the things that truly made me fall in love with this novel The normality of their circumstances the brilliant and respectful way Brook represented it and wove it into the novel it was all brilliant I love this series and I can't wait to see what Brook does next A Copy of Riveted was provided for me by the author No favours money or gifts were exchanged though I readily offered them for a chance to read this early My review and opinion remains unaffected

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Nd longing to return home but that home is threatened when expedition leader David Kentewess comes aboardDetermined to solve the mystery of his own origin David will stop at nothing to expose Annika’s secrets But when disaster strikes leaving David and Annika stranded on a glacier and pursued by a madman their very survival depends on keeping the heat rising between them and generating lots of steam 35 starsAnd for the second time in two days I'm writing a review for a book I highly anticipated and wanted to love And yet againthis is not how I wanted to feel about it I don't know if it's my mood or just me I mean EVERYONE adores this book I just liked it Oh well I want to feel as if my guts are riveted together to feel as if I would do anything just for a kiss or a touch or to see them I want to feel as if I can’t live without them and if I have toif I have to live without them I want to feel as if every moment I had with them was worth a lifetime of love And I want to be loved that way in return”Annikaalso called Annika the Rabbit is from a small and peculiar village of Hannasvik which is inhabited only with women Now she's out in the world looking for her sister lost but getting by She is thought by all to be very bold not even close to shy because of her forward and honest nature And she is mostly I think because of the liberal environment in which she was raised She is also in a possession of a good sense of humor Now she sees new things good and back and uickly adapts she’d become accustomed to new cities a new life—and to seeing men everywhere They were exactly as Annika’s mother had described them much like women but hairier And when part of a group stupiderShe also meets David a very intriguing expert in volcanoes He is also intrigued by her And not just by her lovely appearance No he suspects she holds the joy to fulfilling his mother's last reuest That's not to say he wasn't fascinated by Annika the person He is And soon they'll be caught together while mad scientists secrets and weird machines make their world a very complicated one But hell what fun would it be otherwiseThe steampunk details were very well done here All kinds of uniue and imaginativethings appear And David and Annika were likable But oh and I wish there weren't a but but there is something was missing for me I'm not sure what The story felt slow for me until the end and for some reason I didn't connect completely with the hH Are the high expectation at fault Something else Maybe this book and I just aren't completely compatible as this is def not the most favorite in the series to me as it is to well most if not all of mine friends Well you win some and lose some And Meljean Brook is still an author I love uotes People never believed of others what they couldn’t imagine of themselvesPity only served the person who felt it; generosity better served the person who needed it He looks very serious at firstbut he has three smiles One is for anyone who reacts to his appearance with fear—though that is not even a smile I think but something he does because there is no other response to give One is for when he is uncertain and that is only half his mouth on the side without scars And there is one that he saves for friends which moves all of his face and makes you want to smile too”“Pretend that I’m brave” “I don’t have to pretend”

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’s hearts But the truth behind the legends is mechanical not magic and the mystery of the island a matter of life and death for a community of women who once spilled noble blood to secure their freedomFive years ago Annika unwittingly endangered that secret but her sister Källa took the blame and was exiled Now Annika serves on the airship Phatéon flying from port to port in search of her sister a 45 or 5 starsNot what I was expecting It was so much Long Story Short Annika searches for her exiled sister When she finds her they will return to their secluded village in Iceland Then Annika meets David He is searching for his mother’s homeland so he can bury her runes as per her dying wish Unfortunately his mother never revealed her origins but Annika may hold the answers he needs My thoughts As I said this book wasn’t what I was expecting I thought there would be megalodons or krakens a deluge of nifty gadgets and swashbuckling romance Riveted has of an introspective uality The dialogue is filled with insights to human nature Cultural and societal values are relevant themes throughout the story The plot progressively thickens with a series of events Of course there is the romance Annika and David are one of the most endearing couples I’ve had the pleasure to enjoy They are earnest candid awkward passionate and uniue At first Annika’s frank speech sets David aback His interactions with people especially women have been disheartening People recoil from his scarred face and artificial limbs Annika’s enjoyment of his company and sincere interest in him stirs him David sparks her attraction too With time conversation and company they fall in love in such a touching way It is rare to find a romance so achingly tender This book has adventure romance tears despicable acts trolls villains volcanoes forgiveness the call of the wolf bravery tears sobbing love and a happy ending It is different compared to the other Iron Sea novels but no less because of it Riveted has a home on my Keeper shelf Loved it Can this book stand alone Yes The characters are new to the series None of the characters from previous Iron Sea books are presentMemorable uote ”And then there were his theories of gravity which didn’t overturn Hooke’s laws but refined them deepened them One journal absolutely changed how we see so many things yet now they seem so obvious Many physicists are still reeling”Annika pushed up on her elbow as he spoke her brown eyes widening with wonder “I have no idea what you’re talking about but I like the way you speak of it That seems incredible”She was incredible “You did the same to me You completely turned the world about It is like paddling along in a canoe and suddenly being capsized except that as soon as the boat upends you realize that you’d been paddling along upside down and never realized it because you could breathe and see And until you take a real breath of air see what everything looks like without the water distorting the view you believe that the upside down world is the way things are But you tipped me over”Tears glittered in her eyes “You truly wrote that”“Yes” And that he’d fallen in love with her – but it was already so much deeper now “Don’t cry”

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  • Riveted author Meljean Brook
  • Meljean Brook
  • English
  • 09 February 2019
  • 9780718196998

About the Author: Meljean Brook

I've written a guide to the world including a map on my website I also write a paranormal romance series the Guardians