Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: Fun Steampunk Romance!

The Book Dragon recommends H. L. Burke's fun steampunk romance series about reformed cat burglar Nyssa Glass and has given each of the three books 5 claws!
Book 1: Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors

My 5 star review: "I had NO idea what to expect with this book, but *wham* the story gripped my throat at the beginning and didn't let go until the final page. I love the title character, her mentor, and the computer she befriends in the deliciously creepy mansion. Lots of twists and turns in the plot, and riveting suspense. Highly imaginative and fun to read. I wanted to buy some goggles like Nyssa's, and she had some cool tools! I look forward to the next in this new series!" 

Book 2: Nyssa Glass and the Juliet Dilemma 

My 5 star review: "Having read book 1 of Nyssa's adventures, I looked forward to continuing her story. This one is a non-stop tale of suspense, cool gadgets, mysterious antagonists, and I loved the continuing interaction between Nyssa and Ellis. It's fun to journey with two smart, quirky young people. I alternate between gasping over their peril and smiling at their budding love. I recommend this series for anyone who likes urban fantasy/steampunk, adventure, suspense, and romance. Waiting for #3!"

Book 3: Nyssa Glass and the Cutpurse Kid 

My 5 star review: "Another great episode in the Nyssa Glass series! I love the blend of danger, romance, and the unexpected in this story. Nyssa and Ellis grow more and more "real" and this reader grows more and more fond of them. The new characters are delightful, and the details of the new setting are gritty and realistic. There are so many great lines, it makes me want to learn how to "highlight" on my Kindle! I hope there are more in this series! And I wish I could try on Nyssa's cool goggles!"

The Book Dragon and I sure hope there will be more in this great series!


  1. Two more in the line up, a Christmas Special being edited for release in October ... and a big exciting one I just started writing and would like to have out early next year. ;)