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December 11 2012 @ 05:30 pm
Riveted (Iron Seas, 3) by Meljean Brook  
Title: Riveted
Series: Iron Seas, 3
Author: Meljean Brook
Pages (or KB): 413 (493)
Rating:
Links: Paperback, Kindle

Book Description:
A century after a devastating volcanic eruption forced Iceland’s inhabitants to abandon its shores, the island has become enshrouded in legend. Fishermen tell tales of giant trolls guarding the land and of seductive witches who steal men’s hearts. But the truth behind the legends is mechanical, not magic—and the mystery of the island a matter of life and death for a community of women who once spilled noble blood to secure their freedom.

Five years ago, Annika unwittingly endangered that secret, but her sister Källa took the blame and was exiled. Now Annika serves on the airship Phatéon, flying from port to port in search of her sister and longing to return home . . . but that home is threatened when expedition leader David Kentewess comes aboard.

Determined to solve the mystery of his own origin, David will stop at nothing to expose Annika’s secrets. But when disaster strikes, leaving David and Annika stranded on a glacier and pursued by a madman, their very survival depends on keeping the heat rising between them—and generating lots of steam . . .

What did you think of the book? (Why this book?, New Author? Read more by author? Keeping? Thoughts on Hero? Heroine?)
I was so excited to read this book because I loved the previous volumes and short stories. But I was disappointed. It wasn't nearly as good as the other book and the story just wasn't as interesting. I really hope Brook goes back to some of the characters we've meet before and gives us stories for them.

The Di Flori story was rather out there and ludicrous but could have been understood more if there seemed an easier solution to stop a madman who was trying to help his father.

David was a little interesting and I felt for him, wanting to bury his mothers necklace, but the idea of Annika's people thwarting that goal seems highly insulting even if they were trying to protect their way of life.

Annika was a good character and I enjoyed her most of the time but once David and Annika left the airship the story just seemed to drag on and got less and less interesting.

Sadly not that great.

Other Book in the Series:
The Blushing Bounder (Wild & Steamy Anthology) #0.25
Here There Be Monsters (Burning Up Anthology) #0.5
Iron Duke #1
Heart of Steel #2
Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City #2.5
Riveted #3
Tethered #3.5