Betsy Cornwell

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Reviewer's Rating: 
I don't need my money back but I'm willing to prop a door open with this one.
Clarion Books, 2015

Darn and double darn did I ever want to like this book. I liked the cover. I liked the idea of a steampunk Cinderella (who wouldn't after Marissa Meyer made such a hit of it with Cinder!). And the novel starts out very well. The first quarter of the book is solid. Tight pace, good build to our set of characters, nice creativity with the steampunk elements that are mixed seamlessly with our historical setting. It has all the component of a GREAT novel. But just before halfway through, things fell apart. It was as though a...