Verity was a character I loved immediately and most of the others I did as well. Of course there were characters I never warmed to, Flora for example. But there were times when this book actually made me genuinely pissed about what was going on. I think that is a great accomplishment. I didn’t merely read the book but I felt what the characters felt.
The steampunk and magic were both interesting to me as is the fact that America is still under British rule. As far as alternate histories go this is one of the more interesting you could choose to read.
I found it to be very well written and entertaining. All I can think is that I NEED a second book. They left it very open ended so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that Shanna Swendson writes a sequel.