Goodreads Synopsis: Charlotte Blackburn—a beautiful, intelligent, and gifted tinkerer—lives in a cloistered world of wealth and privilege beneath the Electric Tesla Dome that shields survivors of The Great Calamity. But when her father is abducted, and a strange sickness starts transforming men into vicious monsters, she discovers that technology is no protection at all.
Ashton Wells has a dire mission: Secure Colonel Blackburn and deliver his research to The Order of the Sword and Scroll. But the plan goes awry, and he is left with nothing but the colonel’s daughter who has a target on her back and is willing stop at nothing to rescue her father—including handing over to the enemy the only means to stop the monstrous plague.
Branded as traitors, Ashton and Charlotte brave the treacherous floating sky ports of Outer City to hunt down the elusive inventor, Nikola Tesla—the only person able to activate the strange device that harbors the secret to their salvation. With the government closing in, a rebellion brewing in the streets, and terrifying Tremblers attacking the innocent, the two must work together to stop their fragile world from crumbling once more into destruction.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review.
I’m such a sucker for a good cover, which is the reason why I requested this book from NetGalley. Sadly the book did not live up to it’s beautiful outside. I did not finish this book, in fact I only made it through the first few chapters before I quit.
While the world was had a lot going for it, I just couldn’t get into anything else. The writing style was not my favorite. And the plot was cliche from the very first page. It was easy to see exactly where the story was going to go, and what the character was going to do and I was so bored.
In the end I gave the book 1 star, I tried my best to get into the it but just couldn’t. Maybe some would it enjoy it more than me though? It’s a steampunk world and that’s pretty cool.