Title: Here There Be Monsters
Author: Meljean Brook
Series: The Iron Seas #0.5
Goodreads Rating: 4.20/5
Why I read this: It was the Vaginal Fantasy alt book for June.
Synopsis: Two years ago, blacksmith Ivy, desperate to flee London, purchased her overseas passage by agreeing to spend the voyage in the bed of the pirate captain, Mad Machen. Saved at the last minute by his rival, Ivy scraped out a new life in Fool’s Cove…until Mad Machen finds her, forces her to accept a job that will create a monster, and reminds her that she still owes him the price of a journey…
What I thought about the book: Having never read steampunk before, I didn’t really know what to expect with this. But I gotta say I freakin’ loved it!!! I loved the partly mechanical creatures, the airships, the history, the pirates, and all of the characters. It’s rare for me to say, that someone in a book didn’t annoy me but I loved them all.
The series has been added to my TBR and I can’t wait to start.
This is a prequel novella to The Iron Seas series, I don’t know if the characters feature in the main books or if it has an effect on the storyline.
Favourite Character: Yaseem, she seems to be caring but with an underlying menace.