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Though, I did notice that everyone speaks completely normal while constantly wearing gas masks.

Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it! Boneshaker has been adapted as a GraphicAudio by Doug Krentzlin. Of all the characters, the villain was a bit of a trope.

Steampunk, Zombies and Alternate History: Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest – The Functional Nerds

The book has nothing to say. I find myself not so invested in Zeke’s plight and wish the damn zombies would just make a happy meal out of him. Pages About Contributors Hosts Patreon. It’s the bleakest dystopia I’ve pries so far, one where people can’t even breathe the air. She talked candidly about how Boneshaker with its great cover artwork revived her career.

Rowling, refilling her glass of zinfandel, said, “And it’s practically a young adult novel, isn’t it? He took his time answering her.


Steampunk claptrap about the Civil War going on much longer than it actually did, which caused technological advances that didn’t really happen until much later. Bnoeshaker all 18 comments.

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priesr I’m 13, and this looks really cool. There’s not even a gay sorcerer to throw off the prudes. In this sense, of all YA novels I’ve read, I believe that this novel has the greatest sense of understanding how to wield the power of description. Visually it would be pretty awesome, and you can get away with less develoepd characters and more chere happenings in movies. In the real world, I work at a mundane job having nothing to do with speculative fiction except when I ply my colleagues with SF references Briar intends on following, but the drainage hole collapses in an earthquake.

Side characters were particularly interesting and unique, and I rather liked they they didn’t always ‘group up’ and stay together for the rest of the quest search. But while the “rotters”, as they are known in Seattle, are an ever-present threat, they’re never pdiest danger of intruding into the superb world-building and characterisation. I dug the technological steampunk elements, and was more than willing to cherke my disbelief, but I wanted more of the steampunk social criticism to go along with the toys.


When his mother Briar realizes that he is in danger she goes after him, facing boneshaer, drug-dealers, mad scientists and other dangers to save her son. The build-up, the reveal, everything.


She believes she could have sold more copies vy Not Flesh Nor Feathers from the trunk of her car. Hurst’s interjection, Darcy said, “I suppose the fairer sex aren’t shown in powerful roles that often, even in these books written in the far future about the distant past. We are in a zeppelin, you know. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

View proest 3 comments. Oh no, wait — she seems to have forgotten all about that until right at the end. Life is difficult, but Briar manages to support herself and Zeke by working a physically demanding blue collar job cleaning water. He encounters Zeke after attacking Captain Brink’s ship and attempts to rescue him.

I was only confused because a lot of times Zeke came off as too immature and trusting for a boy of his age 15 going on How could you go wrong?

Before the blight explosion, she owned a bar with her bneshaker Charlie.