Thursday, November 11, 2010

Review: Steel ARC by Carrie Vaughn

Title: Steel
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Hardcover: 304 pages
Reading Level: YA
Published: March 15, 2011
My Copy: Around the World Tours
My rating: 3.5 out of 5 wicked stars

Blurb (from Around the World Tours):

Summary:  When Jill, a competitive high school fencer, goes with her family on vacation to the Bahamas, she is magically transported to an early eighteenth century pirate ship in the middle of the ocean.

My quick wicked thoughts...An adventerous story with lots of sword fighting but falling short on character depth and romance.

Why I was tempted to read this...I was so excited to read this when I read the blurb and the cover is great

Cover thoughts...I love it...very magical

Romance meter...Eh.  I was REALLY hoping for some more romance in this book, there was so much chance for it but it really disappoints in that area.

Characters and plot...The book had lots of adventure, sword fighting and drama.  I felt it lacked character development...I would like to get more into Jill's head but it seemed to be told from an observer point of view.  As I already mentioned, the was also lacking in the romance department so I was kinda bummed about that.  The action was enough to keep you interested and reading the book though.

The ending...was about what was expected, no huge surprises there.  It ends good, but I don't really see this as a series, more of a stand alone book. I didn't find anything on the author's website to confirm that.


Ladybug said...

I love me some good sword fighting(in books mind you ;)) and this book has been on my wish list for awhile. However I don't think I'll run to the store to buy it the second it comes out.

Thank you for being honest.

Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

Great review! With all the amazing YA books in my TBR pile, I might have to pass on this one :/

Loren Chase said...

I was really looking forward to this release but now I know I don't have to rush out to get it when it comes out. This one can wait. But I do love the cover.

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