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Victoria Eternal, Book 1
Narrated by: Danielle Cohen
Series: Victoria Eternal Series, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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Charles Dickens meets Firefly in this tale of an orphan destined for the stars.

Steampunk with a twist! Enter a fantastical world filled with alien spacecraft and Victorian sensibilities, ball gowns and travel to the stars - where a pickpocket with a particular gift yearns for the stars.

©2019 Anthea Sharp (P)2019 Tantor

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Wonderful

I expected this to be a fun, light read - and it was! But it was also rather like jumping happily into a puddle, and falling in up to my elbows. I got sucked in fast by the "street rat with a heart of gold" theme, and loved Di thoroughly by the end of it. Thankfully, her character shone through the book, instead of being clumsily beat into my head with false-feeling situations and the use of other characters to blow smoke up her butt (looking at you, all recent YA fiction).

The author pulled off steampunk-meets-space charmingly, and the world building was in-depth but not overwhelming. The plot wasn't ground-breaking, and I wish the book was longer, but it was fast-paced, well-written, and again - fun! On top of it all, Di and her friend, Tipper, had some really poignant moments of hope in the face of hardship that had my eyes watering a bit, and there were a few very pretty gems of writing that had me rewinding the audiobook just to hear them again.

I will absolutely be recommending this to friends.