Julia Reviews Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster 2013

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Julia Reviews Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-inwjVMFfguo/Uh1w8uNItzI/AAAAAAAAApc/TLq0izqGcrM/s1600/kissofsteel.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-inwjVMFfguo/Uh1w8uNItzI/AAAAAAAAApc/TLq0izqGcrM/s320/kissofsteel.jpg" width="194" /></a></div><b style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">Title/Author:&nbsp;</b><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13507512-kiss-of-steel">Kiss of Steel</a>&nbsp;by Bec McMaster<br /><b style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">Publisher/Year Published:</b><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: white; color: #555555; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">2012 by Sourcebooks</span><br /><b style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">How I got this book: </b><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">I bought it for me Nook a while back when it was on sale</span><br /><b style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">Why I read this book: </b><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">I like Steampunk; I like romance. I like it more when they combine Smile</span><br /><b style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">Rating:</b><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">&nbsp;4.5 stars</span><br /><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span> <br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">Yay! A great read that I got for a great deal!&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">Sorry I just had to get that out of the way.</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">I have a soft spot for Steampunk ever since I&nbsp;accidentally&nbsp;started reading it my senior year of college, so I was a bit predisposed to liking <i>Kiss of Steel.</i>&nbsp;But honestly, even if I was only a teensy bit interested in Steampunk, <i>Kiss of Steel</i> would have been a wow read.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">Let's back up. Our heroine is Honoria, a displaced member of the middle class who had to go on the run with her two siblings into the slums of London after her father shows up dead. They live in a world where the Echelon rules. They are this worlds answer to the <i>ton,</i>&nbsp;or the elite upper class. This class also has a special nickname, blue bloods, for the blood rite select males take at 15 which turns them into not quite a vampire, but someone on it's way.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">Our hero, Blade, is a member of the lower class gutter who was taken by one of those blue bloods and "gifted" this rite. By rights he should have been killed as a rogue but lives as sort of like the king of the slums, protecting those whom ask for it as long as he gets something in return.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">That is how he meets Honoria. He brings her into his home and is instantly taken with her. She offers to pay for his protection with speech lessons to make him sound more aristocratic and less cockney. But there is a vampire (a blue blood who has lost control and thus gone over the edge) on the loose and somehow keeps throwing Honoria and Blade together and intertwines them in a ton of unexpected ways.</span></span><br /><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">Seriously what I just described is probably about the first chapter. This plot was gripping! The problem in the beginning though was trying to organically introduce us to this worlds and it's rules. She did an okay job, but I was scratching my head for a while. But once I got the hang of it, the story took over.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">The characters I really enjoyed. Not only are the main couple three dimensional, they have intense chemistry between them. The heat level in this gets intense at times, though I am sure if that is not your cup of tea, skimming over them would be possible without missing major plots.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">The secondary characters are also pretty amazing. I look forward to reading more about them in future novels.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">The problem and why this book didn't rate 5 stars on Goodreads for me was the ending. It was rather abrupt and a bit too convenient. It almost entered a completely different story for a bit, but it was still engaging and it didn't dampen my overall enjoyment. I think toward the end the "power of love" started to change the essence of the characters a bit (especially in regards to Honoria). But like I said, it didn't dampen my enjoyment.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">I would&nbsp;definitely&nbsp;recommend this to people who like Steampunk and/or paranormal romance. It's a great mix of both!</span></span></div></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-inwjVMFfguo/Uh1w8uNItzI/AAAAAAAAApc/TLq0izqGcrM/s1600/kissofsteel.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-inwjVMFfguo/Uh1w8uNItzI/AAAAAAAAApc/TLq0izqGcrM/s320/kissofsteel.jpg" width="194" /></a></div><b style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">Title/Author:&nbsp;</b><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13507512-kiss-of-steel">Kiss of Steel</a>&nbsp;by Bec McMaster<br /><b style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">Publisher/Year Published:</b><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: white; color: #555555; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">2012 by Sourcebooks</span><br /><b style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">How I got this book: </b><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">I bought it for me Nook a while back when it was on sale</span><br /><b style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">Why I read this book: </b><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">I like Steampunk; I like romance. I like it more when they combine Smile</span><br /><b style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">Rating:</b><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">&nbsp;4.5 stars</span><br /><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span> <br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">Yay! A great read that I got for a great deal!&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;">Sorry I just had to get that out of the way.</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">I have a soft spot for Steampunk ever since I&nbsp;accidentally&nbsp;started reading it my senior year of college, so I was a bit predisposed to liking <i>Kiss of Steel.</i>&nbsp;But honestly, even if I was only a teensy bit interested in Steampunk, <i>Kiss of Steel</i> would have been a wow read.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">Let's back up. Our heroine is Honoria, a displaced member of the middle class who had to go on the run with her two siblings into the slums of London after her father shows up dead. They live in a world where the Echelon rules. They are this worlds answer to the <i>ton,</i>&nbsp;or the elite upper class. This class also has a special nickname, blue bloods, for the blood rite select males take at 15 which turns them into not quite a vampire, but someone on it's way.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">Our hero, Blade, is a member of the lower class gutter who was taken by one of those blue bloods and "gifted" this rite. By rights he should have been killed as a rogue but lives as sort of like the king of the slums, protecting those whom ask for it as long as he gets something in return.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">That is how he meets Honoria. He brings her into his home and is instantly taken with her. She offers to pay for his protection with speech lessons to make him sound more aristocratic and less cockney. But there is a vampire (a blue blood who has lost control and thus gone over the edge) on the loose and somehow keeps throwing Honoria and Blade together and intertwines them in a ton of unexpected ways.</span></span><br /><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">Seriously what I just described is probably about the first chapter. This plot was gripping! The problem in the beginning though was trying to organically introduce us to this worlds and it's rules. She did an okay job, but I was scratching my head for a while. But once I got the hang of it, the story took over.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">The characters I really enjoyed. Not only are the main couple three dimensional, they have intense chemistry between them. The heat level in this gets intense at times, though I am sure if that is not your cup of tea, skimming over them would be possible without missing major plots.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">The secondary characters are also pretty amazing. I look forward to reading more about them in future novels.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">The problem and why this book didn't rate 5 stars on Goodreads for me was the ending. It was rather abrupt and a bit too convenient. It almost entered a completely different story for a bit, but it was still engaging and it didn't dampen my overall enjoyment. I think toward the end the "power of love" started to change the essence of the characters a bit (especially in regards to Honoria). But like I said, it didn't dampen my enjoyment.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'century gothic', arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 20.796875px;">I would&nbsp;definitely&nbsp;recommend this to people who like Steampunk and/or paranormal romance. It's a great mix of both!</span></span></div></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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