The Perilous Journey
Of The Much Too Spontaneous Girl
(The Perilous Journey of the Not So Innocuous Girl #2)
by Leigh Statham
Publication Date: September 20, 2016
Lady Marguerite Vadnay and her trusty automaton, Outil, have settled into life in New France rather well. Marguerite is top of the class at flight school and her future as an aerpilot is nearly secure. She has everything she wants— except a commission on the pirate hunting dirigible The Renegade. Using every card in her aristocratic arsenal, Marguerite wiggles her way onto the finest warship France has to offer. But as usual, Marguerite’s plans endanger the lives of those she holds dear— only this time no one else is going to save them. As Marguerite and Outil set off on a rescue mission they may not return from, she finally realizes it’s time to reorder her cogs.
This steam-punk adventure is littered with facts from The Golden Age of Piracy and follows (not too closely) some of the lives and adventures of the brave men and women who sailed the seas as privateers, pirates and soldiers.
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DISCLAIMER: I received an e-ARC of this book (as well as a copy of the first book) in exchange for honest review. As it is the second book of this series, this shall be a spoiler-free review. Click the tour banner to follow the rest of the tour!
I have never really read steam-punk before, so this was a first for me. I really liked how the theme held piracy and some of the known names. You definitely need to read the first book to know what you are getting into, to know and be familiar with Marguerite's character. The author's writing style is nice. Also, did you see that cover up there? Whomever the cover artist is, they did a great job trying to capture Marguerite in her element.
This book follows the same 17th century theme as the first book. I love how it is not necessarily historical fiction.
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars.
If you are looking to get into reading Steampunk, this is definitely the book (series) for you. Definitely read it in order so you don't get lost. And enjoy!
The Perilous Journey of the Much Too Innocuous Girl
Lady Marguerite lives a life most 17th century French girls can only dream of: Money, designer dresses, suitors and a secure future. Except, she suspects her heart may be falling for her best friend Claude, a common smithie in the family’s steam forge. When Claude leaves for New France in search of a better life, Marguerite decides to follow him and test her suspicions of love. Only the trip proves to be more harrowing than she anticipated. Love, adventure and restitution await her, if she can survive the voyage.
About the Author
Leigh Statham was raised in the wilds of rural Idaho, but found her heart in New York City. She worked as a waitress, maid, artist, math teacher, nurse, web designer, art director, thirty-foot inflatable pig and mule wrangler before she settled down in the semi-quiet role of wife, mother and writer. She resides in North Carolina with her husband, four children, five chickens and two suspected serial killer cats. If the air is cool and the sun is just coming up over the horizon, you can find her running the streets of her small town, plotting her next novel with the sort of intensity that will one day get her hit by a car.