Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent Review

Title: The Unnaturalists
Author: Tiffany Trent
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Series: N/A
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Fans of fantasy and of steampunk environments will love this novel of hidden magic and technology--I couldn't put it down!

Vespa Nyx is a young woman living in Scientia, New London--a strange country that thrives under the laws of science and technology. She meets a young boy, Syrus, and her life changes forever--she finds secrets in her past and finds that only she can save New London--and the entire world.

What I liked:
-Vespa! She was a fiesty, fun heroine who lived by her own rules
-Syrus
-Hal
-The Tinker culture
-The way the author went seamlessly back and forth between Vespa and Syrus
-The way Vespa and Syrus's world contrasted so beautifully and sharply--one absorbed in technology and the other focused on nature
-The nonstop action and surprises
-The villain
-Depictions of Unnaturals
-Vespa's evolution as a protagonist 
-the way everything was revealed at the end and tied up so neatly

What I didn't like:
-Vespa's father
-Lucy
-The villain (double sided)
-Occasionally, Aunt Minta

I loved this novel! Anyone who loves steampunk as well as fantasy novels would love it.

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