QUICKIE REVIEW: Like Clockwork by Bonnie Dee

Like Clockwork (E-book) by Bonnie Dee
Publisher: Carina Press (Dec. 2010)
e-galley courtesy of Carina Press

Victoria’s work with automatons has gained her renown andchanged the face of London. But her concern that the clockworks aretaking too many jobs away from humans, creating social unrest, isignored. Given the ugly mood of the underclass, she fears moreoutbreaks of violence similar to the murder spree of the notoriousSouthwark Slasher.
Dash, unemployed thanks to the clockworks, haspledged fealty to The Brotherhood, a group determined to bring aboutthe downfall of the automatons by any means necessary. His plan tokidnap Victoria goes awry when the unorthodox scientist pledges herassistance to their cause.
Despite their opposite social classes,a bond grows between them, and Victoria begins to feel emotions shenever expected for the passionate Dash. But when the Slasher strikesclose to home, Dash and Victoria realize that the boundaries of politesociety are far from the only threat to their happiness…

This was a quick, fun read. There are obvious similarities to Jack the Ripper, but sometimes, for me, it’s all in how the story is written, and Bonnie Dees’ style is easy to read and enjoyable. She keeps the pace brisk and the steampunk elements added a bit of fun and color to the story. I couldn’t help picturing scenes from “I, Robot” while reading this, and I liked the little twist at the end.  Nothing new here, but a nice diversion! 
(I realize this is an ebook and my rating says library or borrow, but you get the idea:)
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  1. Ugh, I hate it when blogger messes up and erases my comment! I was saying that I'd only read the Iron Duke and Soulless, so it's hard to imagine a quick and fun steampunk. The others are dark and intense!

  2. Definitely sounds interesting! Your header is mysterious and creative and definitely suggestive of the genre you enjoy.

    Thanks for visiting!

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