Wednesday, October 09, 2013

BLOG TOUR- Review: Godspeed (AND GIVEAWAY)

"What is a heart if not the ultimate clockwork?" Abigail’s young life was saved by the kindness of strangers: Schuyler Algernon, the man who found her collapsed on cold city streets, and Quinn Godspeed, the doctor who risked everything by breaking the law to keep her fragile heart beating. As the truth about what she’s become and her feelings for her saviour overtake her, Abigail is forced to ask what constitutes life, living, and what dark secrets are contained within Godspeed’s past and the walls of Schuyler’s house. 

Author: February Grace (Before I even start, I'd like to say that I love that name!)
Publisher: Booktroupe
Date of Publication: 18th June 2013
Pages: 204
Format: Ebook
Source: For review

I received a free copy for review of this book from Fiction Addiction Blog Tours, courtesy of the author. This does not affect my review in any way possible, nor does the fact that the blog tour will be advertised. 

I'd never actually read a steampunk before this book, though I knew what it was all about, and I wasn't entirely sure to expect, so that's something you guys need to keep in mind as I write this review! 

The first chapter, though particularly the first paragraph, was really interesting, and the back story in the first few pages makes you wonder where the story is going to go. 

"I WAS RAISED in and among the beautiful, well-tended gardens
just beyond the city of Fairever, though the residence in which I
lived was never mine.
My earliest memories are of spring… of days spent contentedly
hiding amidst graceful, gossamer willow branches as they curtsied
in the afternoon breeze."

For a large part of the book,  there is lots of description. In a way, it feels like there should be more dialogue, but there's no need for it. A big part of this book was how everything was described in so much detail, particularly the emotions of the characters. It makes it furtherly intriguing! The descriptions and emotions used in this are beautiful. Only in a few places did the detail feel like too much. 

Physically, I wasn't gripped to the book, because there wasn't a huge amount of action during it and I didn't feel connected; but I still felt the name to keep reading it. However, there is a big block of action near to the end. 

I think the reason why I didn't feel particularly connected or gripped to this book was the fact that it was probably for older readers. I'm a younger reader of YA, because I have the maturity, but realistically it's actually for readers slightly older than me, who have more patience. And, in all honesty, it wasn't really what I like to read. 

A couple of quote loves: 

"Every feature had been erased of emotions, leaving
the slate completely blank."

  "I STRUGGLED FOR AIR; gasping, halting breaths of atmosphere

too thick to be contained by my constricting lungs."

So, overall, this wasn't the worst read, but I think it's for people of around 15+ who don't mind there not being much going on. 

Charli x

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  1. Charli, thank you for your honest review on tour today and thank you for taking part.


  2. Thank you for reading and reviewing Godspeed!

    1. No problem! Thanks for stopping by!


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