My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest is a good, basic, straightforward steampunk novel. Sure ias it dry parts, and as usual, a few places where you shouldn’t think to hard or the logic breaks down. But, overall quite enjoyable. I wil say that I “read” the audio book edition, so it isn’t hard to get through parts that aren’t that riveting, you just keep going!
The alternative history of the American Civil War here is quite interesting, with the war continuing on for decades and funding advances in mechanical engineering. What is very creepy is the alternative, devastated, zombie-filled Seattle. Seattle is a great city and even in fiction it was sad to see what horrors could befall it.
I did enjoy it and look forward to reading more by Cherie Priest. I just hope that the next book I read has trains. 😉