This was my first-ever steampunk read. I avoided getting into this one after reading the first few pages because I sensed that it was going to suck me in and dang it, I was right. Despite the fact that I have a deadline of my own to meet, I found myself sneaking a few minutes here and there just to see what would happen next...and now I can't wait to get my hands on the next one! Loved Tessa, Will, and Jem, and even managed to find a soft spot for Jessamine on occasion. ;) Very much looking forward to finding out more of their stories in book 2.All in all, highly recommended!