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Book Ì Chasing the Star Garden The Airship Racing Chronicles #1 É 325 pages Download ì Mbjuk ã An opium addicted beauty An infamous poet living in self imposed exile An ancient treasure about to fall into the wrong handsMelanie Karsak's Chasing the Star Garden takes rD her to fly to Venice then threw himself from her airship tower What’s a girl to do? For Lily the answer is easy drink absinthe and smoke opium Lily’s lover Lord Byron encourages her to make the trip to Venice Lily soon finds herself at the heart of an ancient mystery which has her running from her past and chasing true love and the stars along the w If it’s at all possible to believe I wouldn’t change a single thing about this book except maybe that there was MORE It’s so rare to find a book that fits my mood exactly but this book was my idea of perfection and I can’t wait for the series to continueLily Stargazer is not your typical protagonist She is an opium eater absinthe drinker tomboy airship pilot all within a historical London steampunk setting Her childhood is revealed slowly throughout the book one piece of the puzzle at a time allowing the reader to learn and care about Lily I sympathized with her at every step of the way The secondary characters were no less fascinating from the “madame” Celeste to the mechanical tinker Sal I loved Lily’s airship crew so much that I was disappointed they weren’t in scenes Maybe in the next book?Melanie has a crisp clean writing style that easily draws a reader in She paints a vivid scene without poetic metaphors or unnecessary flourishes And somewhere between the mystery and intrigue Melanie did a lot of research I was constantly drawn to delve into history to learn about the fact behind the fiction I may or may not have learned from this book than in my high school history class The story is so complex with a steady trail of clues leading us on It’s impossible not to followI highly recommend this book for fans of ANY genre Historical fiction? Check Mystery? Check ActionAdventure? Yup Even Romance There is mature content so I won’t recommend it to younger readers but other than that your excuses are invalid Go read itA copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

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An opium addicted beauty An infamous poet living in self imposed exile An ancient treasure about to fall into the wrong handsMelanie Karsak's Chasing the Star Garden takes readers on a thrilling adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to the gem coloured waters of the ancient world Lily Stargazer a loveable but reckless airship racer with a The steampunk adventure books that I have enjoyed in the past seem to fall into certain categories There are the ones with fantastic world building and characters that I was emotionally invested in like The Iron Duke and The Greyfriar and the ones that are uirky and just plain fun Soulless and The Friday Society and then there’s the special ones that are all of those things The Emperor's Edge seriesThis book falls in zero of those categories The potential of this story kinda pisses me off There’s a mystery adventure and romance And the heroine what a heroine She’s a reckless world famous airship racer with a drug problem; she has a dark past but isn’t overly angsty about it I was totally on board with this and thinking that this is just the kind of flawed heroine I want to read about who has tons of room for interesting character growth who I can have fun with along the wayI don’t really know how else to describe how I felt about this except to say that it felt like this book was just “going through the motions” It threw all kinds of things at me that seemed like cool ideas but the execution of it fell completely flat I never became emotionally invested in any of the characters I wasn’t intrigued by the mystery and the romance felt like it was thrown in just so that it would be there This book bored me and I don’t like to be bored SO I didn’t like this book A big ole pass for me on the seuel

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Chasing the Star Garden The Airship Racing Chronicles #1Famous lover and shattered past reluctantly plunges into a centuries old mystery in a romantic adventure best described as Dan Brown meets Mary ShelleyIt all begins on one of the worst days of Lily’s life She just lost the London leg of the 1823 Airship Grand Prix To top it off a harleuin fleeing from constables shoved a kaleidoscope down her pants tol Hah Lily is such a mess my dear reader She drinks too much absinthe smokes way too much opium and doesn't know what to do with her love life At the same time she is refreshing as hell and I can't help but have a weakness for flawed heroines like her Cherry from Karina Cooper's steampunk series comes to mind and I'm not even mentioning Chess from Downside Ghosts series by Stacia KaneHer love life is also spicy She's got freaking Lord Byron himself as her friend and caring lover slightly rough BDSM relationship and an older Italian tinkerer Sal who genuinely loves her and ends up going on adventure with our heroine in this book I personally rooted for Byron but it was a tough competition peepsLily is an airship captain a very talented and reckless one full of adventurous spirit and favoured by the skies When she comes second in a London race a clown from cheering crowd shoves a strange kaleidoscope in her hands urges her to go to Venice and then plunges to his deathIntrigued spooked and mostly inebriated Lily shares the tale with Lord Byron who suggests to her to go to Venice and supplies her with funds to do so Lily's instincts are not wrong though because once in Venice she finds out about her family ties to a mysterious ancient cult and is charged with a mission to save their relic from greedy hands of English collectors who will try their damnedest to find and destroy our heroine in the meantimeExpect spirited adventure gadgetry and lots of trouble Innovative and enjoyable read and very much recommended to all lovers of steampunk fantasy