Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Review of "Chasing the Star Garden" by Melanie Karsak

Listed under science fiction/steampunk and romance is this wonderful adventure/mystery/romance.

It is about Lily. Lily is a beauty. The book starts out as she is racing the British airship with her crew. She is full of adventure, lovers, opium addicted, and she has a calling. To be the best at airship racing. But in the meantime, she finds herself after a race with a man dressed up as a harlequin fleeing from constables who shoves a kaleidoscope down her pants and tells her to fly to Venice, then throws himself from her airship tower to his death. This is just the start of the long and crazy journey for Lily Stargazer.

Once she has this treasure, her and her lovers take turns helping her find out what it is and what it will lead her too. What she finds out will lead her on a wild adventure that you would never dream of with all of the excitement you could want and all of the romance you could want too.

Lily, the famous airship racer with the famous lover and now, being sought after by bad men for her famous treasure. Take a ride with her as she helps someone else figure out their past while escaping hers.

This book takes place in the early 1800's. There is a lot of drug use. But there is a point to it as I see it. It does not make Lily a bad person.

As she gets ready to make her amazing trip to Venice, and start her wild adventure, she has to find out what is in her heart - who her true love is. And this adventure helps her do that and you would not believe how.

I loved the excitement of this book. I loved the pace and the writing in general. I was not fond of the title but it is revealed why it is called what it is later in the book and then it is an ahhh... moment. At least it was for me. I really enjoyed this book. I am not much of an adventure reader although I read all genres so for me, this was breathtaking and so wonderful to read. I highly recommend it.