Mike at www.kingofthenerds.wordpress.com wrote the following reviews.
Whitechapel Gods marks my first foray into the steampunk genre during my steampunk extravaganza this month. It is perhaps a bit of an odd book for a first choice since it is entirely lacking in airships and heavier on horror then adventure but it is rife with clockwork automatons and steam powered weaponry. In truth Whitechapel Gods is something like steampunk as envisioned by H. P. Lovecraft or Stephen King.
In a post-industrial London, Whitecapel has been walled off by the strange deific figure known as Grandfather Clock, inscrutible and unwilling consort to the even more unfathomable Mama Engine. Smoke and toxic gases turn the already dingy atmosphere of Whitechapel into a hostile place while a horrid clockwork disease transforms citizens into horrid amalgams of man and machine; robbing them of any hope of death.
In my continuing exploration of several Steampunk titles this month my signed ARC from BEA of Westerfeld’s Leviathan marks my first and only foray into a YA steampunk title. Which is regrettable since Leviathan is an exciting novel full of imagination, adventure, and excitement in spades. Leviathan starts in June of 1914 as the fictional son of Archduke Ferdinand, Aleksander, is whisked away on the eve of his parents murder.
If all that sounds wildly imaginative then you’d be absolutely correct. It is also a joy to read.
Wow, these both sound like fascinating and terrifying books. I love all of the neat-o gadgets and stuff in these kind of books. I definitely want to read both now. I think I might really get into this whole Steampunk thing. 😉
Will you pick up Whitechaptel Gods?
Do you like Steampunk?