Saturday, August 10, 2013

ARC Review: Steel Lily by Megan Curd


Every once in a while there comes a book that leaves me absolutely stunned. This makes writing a review very difficult since my brain is still trying to wrap around the awesomeness that is Steel Lily. Oh, and guess what?! My steampunk cherry has been popped! Even though this is like a steampunk/dystopian. Some of my all time favorites have been dystopian and this is another to add to that list. The imagery is beyond phenomenal! I could almost feel like I was right there, taking in the sights and sounds of this amazing and complicated world that Megan has created.

As for the characters... At first, I didn't really care for Avery. She seemed kinda one noted but as with most great stories, you see the character transform into the person that they are. Avery can be quite the little spitfire. Jaxon is infuriating but goddamn is he hot and funny! The witty banter between Avery and Jaxon is downright hilarious. It's so hard to conceal reading at work when you bust out laughing. Toni at My Book Addiction has an awesome pic of Jax with her review. You should check it out here!

The ending was so bittersweet. I guess you could consider it a HEA ending but there was a casualty that weighs heavy on my heart. I am once again having a HUGE book hangover and wish she was finished with Iron Pendulum. I'll probably do a marathon of her books just to stave off this feeling.


Megan Curd is a graduate of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. While having always enjoyed reading any books she could get her hands on, Megan didn’t begin writing until a friend encouraged her to do so while in college.

When not writing, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Traveling and snowboarding are hobbies she loves, and doesn’t turn down the opportunity to play xBox with her brother and friends when it presents itself.

Megan currently resides in Stanton, Kentucky with her husband, son, and Great Dane named Dozer.

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