Before I start my review, I would like to thank ELEAH Enterprises and NetGalley for allowing me to review Into Aether by L.M. Fry.
**All opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone. I received Into Aether from ELEAH Enterprises through NetGalley for free for my honest and unbiased review**
Now, onto my review:
Title: Into Aether
Publisher: ELEAH Enterprises
Date of Publication: March 30th 2016
How many pages: 276
Part of a series: Yes
What series: The Trinity Key Trilogy
Into Aether – Book 1
Escape Aether – Book 2
Save Aether – Book 3
Where you can find this book:
Colorado teen Theodora (Theo) will do anything to find her missing mom, including travel into the hidden and mysterious Victorian subculture of Aether. She takes a ride with airship pirates to a floating island full of strange automatons and even stranger people.
After a century-old feud reignites, she uncovers the alarming truth about her family’s past. Finding her mother is more important than ever.
Ahhhhh…..steampunk!!!! Ahhhhh……Celtic mythology. Ahhhh…..a mix of both!!!
As you can see, I was pretty pumped about reading a steampunk/Celtic mythology novel. Like super duper pumped about reading this book and it didn’t let me down.
Theodora (or Theo as she liked to be called), was the perfect heroine and I loved her. She was the perfect combination of sass, sarcasm, angst and innocence all rolled into one. She was the perfect definition of a teenager….lol. I also liked that she didn’t even blink when strange things started to happen to her. That whole cross country flight/train ride/airship ride/floating island would have freaked me out. But not her and I admired that.
The steampunk part of the book didn’t happen until halfway through the book (when Theo and Gracelynn were taken aboard the airship). I was in nerd heaven after that….lmao. Automans, half machine/half human people, odd way of talking, a freaking AIRSHIP!!!
The romance aspect was cute too. Theo was hilarious in fighting her feelings for Victor and when she gave in, well, I laughed. It was cute….lol.
The whole Danu storyline was great too, along with the Order storyline. Lazarus was a creep and to be honest, he got what he deserved.
The ending was a bit of a surprise to me. Not a cliff hanger but it did leave the book open for another book.
Oh, and since I never comment, I loved the cover!!! It was great!!
How many stars will I give Into Aether? 4
Why? This is a perfect combo of steampunk/romance and YA. Plus it had Celtic mythology and I love that!!!
Will I reread? Yes
Will I reccomend to family and friends? Yes
Age Range: Young Adult
Why? No sex, minimal violence.