Lady Mechatronic and the Steampunked Kraken by Arabella Wyatt
Genre: Steampunk, Pirate, Fantasy, Adventure
TBR reviewer: Brutally Honest
Rating: 3 stars - A good read.
Lady Mechatronic and the steampunked pirates are on the move again. In this adventure they find the most unusually of mysteries. Why did Kraken get some Lady Mechatronic’s technology infused with
his own body? A kraken out to kill pirates and traders alike. One with a laser shooting eye and mechanical tentacles. How will they survive this new threat?
So the bad first to get it out of the way: There was so much head hopping that it was hard to follow each character. The crew consists of several unique characters that I’d really like to know better. With the head hopping, the characters were ruined. It was so abundant that I wonder how an editor could have possible missed these?
Now that the unpleasantness is over with, here’s the good: The action was wild and I loved the introduction of Darwin into our crazy crew. The adventure of a kraken with advanced technology
was fantastic. Really well thought out and I really enjoyed the mystery aspect. This was an excellently plotted story and would have been a shiny five stars if not for the editing.
You don’t really need to read the entire series to keep up with the story but I recommend you do. The first two in this series were really fabulous!
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TBR reviewer: Christine
It’s the sequel to Lady Mechatronic and The Steampunked Pirates. I’m so excited to read this. I’ve been waiting since I read the first novel. The beginning is pretty much a recap of the first novel. I hate that. It was an information dump that should have been avoided. That comes down to editing. It made me cringe every couple of sentences: Run-on’s, head hops, ect. Yes, the editing is bad but the story more than makes up for that lack.
As always it’s the crew and how the author managed to pack so much punch into each character. From the one legged, one armed, eyeless, nose less and earless Lucky Pete to the delicate Susanna. Captain Hartwell is all honor and dignity while Lady Mechatronic is a bundle of everything. The action is swashbuckling entertainment with a few lightning bolts and fine
metallic whips from arms. It’s unique and well written.
You all know how I feel about ‘to be continued’endings. They suck. They cheat the reader and I’m highly against them. (Except in this series, because I like it that damn much.) So, you were warned about the ending in advance but try this book. Despite the problems, Journey to Pirate’s Cover is truly a treat.
The Lady Mechatronic series is Pirates of the Caribbean meets the sci fi channel. I really like this series and would love to see it as a movie.