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Innocent Darkness (The Aether Chronicles, #1) - Suzanne Lazear Absolutely loved this book. Having never read steampunk in novel format, I wasn't sure what to expect. Can I just say that this was an awesome introduction. I have now added words like "Dollymop" to my vocabulary (which is an awesome word, but I wouldn't call a woman from the Victorian era that or you'll get slapped!) and my other favorite "Hoyden".

The language, technology, and story were so well crafted and believable. I can only imagine the immense amount of research that went into this book. So well done.

Also, don't let that whimsical cover fool you, there are some seriously dark moments.

Definitely want to keep reading this world.