Monday, July 12, 2010
Thoughts on Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
The story follows Brier and her son, Zeke, after Seattle has been infected with the Blight. The Blight creates zombie like creatures. A wall was built to keep the Blight (a gas that makes people sick) and the rotters (Zombie like creatures) in. I felt that you got to know the characters slowly. Brier had a lot to say but holds so much back from everyone. I liked how the story bounced from Brier to Zeke. It gave you a real there in the trenches feel. I also like so many of the other characters, Cly, Angeline, Jeremiah. Boneshaker appears to be the first in a series. A series I look forward to reading!
Recommended especially for fans of steampunk, zombies, and alternate history. Other reviews can be found at: Sam's Book Blog, Chaotic Compendiums, Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog, and The Crawlspace.