My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was a pleasant surprise. I don’t normally read steam punk or romantic fantasies but I found this book easy to get into and very enjoyable. It certainly has romantic elements but did not strike me as strictly a romance (a genre of which I am no expert). Characters are thoughtfully developed and well portrayed.
The plot carried itself and there was more then enough tension, suspense and mystery.
Sociologically it deals with the topics of class and power without being preachy.
I would highly recommend it to those interested in steam punk but it is approachable to all and well worth anyone’s reading time.