August 24, 2012

My review of The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent

In an alternate London where magical creatures are preserved in a museum, two teens find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deception, and danger.

Vespa Nyx wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life cataloging Unnatural creatures in her father’s museum, but as she gets older, the requirement to become a lady and find a husband is looming large. Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured to be refinery slaves, he finds that his fate may be bound up with Vespa’s—and with the Unnaturals.

As the danger grows, Vespa and Syrus find themselves in a tightening web of deception and intrigue. At stake may be the fate of New London—and the world.
(overview from Barnes and Noble)

My Review
One of the best steampunk novels I have ever read! I absolutely loved this one and highly recommend it! The characters were beautifully thought out and very lovable. Vespa is fierce and brave, everything you need in a heroine. The world of New London was vividly imagined. Creepy yet beautiful at the same time. The book alternated perspectives between first-person narration by Vespa, and third-person narration with Syrus. It gave two completely different perspectives and made the story twice as good. I wanted to dive into this world and never return! I find that a lot of steampunk out there is just more of the same, but The Unnaturalists was surprisingly different. Soo refreshing. You will love this one!


  1. I have been nagged about this one -- I guess I should read it - great review!

  2. Yay! I loved this one too. I finished it in one sitting, because I just couldn't put it down. I read it while eating, taking the dogs out for a walk, talking on the phone.... everywhere! Loved it! Thank you for your wonderful review. More people need to know what a great story this truly is!

  3. Great Review I never read a steampunk book before but this one looks and sounds awesome!

  4. I've never read Steampunk before, but it does sound interesting. I want to read this one! It sounds great. Adding it to my tbr list. :)


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