Of Silk and Steam was completely a love/hate book. This is book 5 in the London Steampunk Series by Bec McMaster. Every book so far, has gotten 5 shiny stars and I usually ramble on and one about just how much I love this series. This is the last book (or so I heard). The plot is amazing but Mina ruined this story for me. She is supposed to be this tough, cold, blueblood but she continually breaks character. Leo, the love interest, draws her a bath after a big fight and she takes it. Okay, but why? Leo's involved with her father's death. At the very least, Mina should be concentrating on the Queen. Later one Leo takes Mina hostage and she doesn't fight back. Despite pages of her worry of the Queen, over the future of the world, she is forced to go with him. What happened to the tough blueblood? The romance didn't work and that kills me because I love this author and I love this series. I did enjoy the plot. The action was intense (Even if Mina's fights were only okay). The ending was fabulous! I loved the explosive twist.
My suggestion is to read the other books in the series, it's fantastic steampunk.