Review: My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster

My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster
Series: London Steampunk (# 3)
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages: 447
Source: Book was provided by NetGalley for review

Determined to destroy the Echelon she despises, Rosalind Fairchild is on seemingly easy mission. Get in. Uncover the secrets of her brother’s disappearance. And get out.

In order to infiltrate the Nighthawks and find their leader, Sir Jasper Lynch, Rosalind will pose as their secretary. But she doesn’t count on Lynch being such a dangerously charismatic man, challenging her at every turn, forcing her to re-evaluate everything she knows about the enemy.

He could be her most dangerous nemesis—or the ally she never dreamed existed

 

Review: Steampunk is the genre that has me captivated and fascinated. I’m amazed at the imagination of the authors. Building worlds that are so different and filled of machines and inventions you would never be able to think of. My Lady Quicksilver is no exception. I was pulled in from the first page even though I was very much confused at what was going on. I went and bought the first two books of the series and will read them in the hopes of gaining more of an understanding of the world that McMaster created. My confusion did not take away from the story line and would still recommend the book to others but I do think if you read the books in order you would be better off.

One of the things that I like so much about this genre is that the romance is not always the front and center of the story. It is woven within the social commentary and the world building. It all comes together nicely and makes you want the world to be real and not something in a book. Rosalind and Lynch do not disappoint. They are mostly enemies but things seem to change and we get to see a different side to both of them. They are definitely a couple you would not think would come together. Lynch wants Rosalind killed and Rosalind is playing the dual role of herself and Mercury the “humanist”.

I will be definitely reading any future books in the series and look forward to reading the first two books. I gave the book 4 stars because of my initial confusion of what was going on. Otherwise this book was fast paced and kept me wanting to read quicker to find out what was going to happen.