It’s always such a battle for me. “What should I read next?” There are so many books to choose from, but I really wanted something different, a genre I don’t read often and an author I never read. So I picked up Heart of Brass by Kate Cross. This steampunk book should fit my requirements.
Arden Grey is a very modern woman. It’s London in 1898, but through unusual circumstances she’s able to live as she likes even though she is single. Her specialty is helping the police solve crimes by using a device she invented to see the last moments of life through the eyes of a murder victim. Her only regret is her missing husband of seven years. Once an assassin sets his sights on her, the mysteries really start to pile up.
I hate sounding so cliche, but I absolutely could not put this book down. There was so much going on and I could truly picture London in that mechanical age. Arden’s inventions were fun and imaginative. Her strength during her trials was exciting to behold. I love discovering a new to me author and next time I won’t pass the name Kate Cross by unnoticed. Adventurous and arousing. More steampunk, please.
As a side note, when I went to Kate Cross’ webpage, I saw that she also writes under the name Kathryn Smith, so not new to me under that name. But I’d still like me some more Kate Cross.
Bottom Line: Don’t forget the 5th Anniversary Party starts Monday!