A Trifecta of Good Taste - Library Journal, the Romantic Times, and our own Amanda Rountree - were all fans of The Clockwork Dagger, Beth Cato's debut novel about a young woman setting off to heal her broken nation and the adventures she encounters on her way. But wait....there is more!
Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life had this to say:
“[The Clockwork Dagger takes an] intriguing approach, and a rewarding one. While Octavia doesn’t use violence to solve her problems, she’s no pushover. She’s empathetic and strong of spirit, a believer in the ancient ways of alchemy—which puts her at odds with the encroaching science of her world’s steampunk revolution. And it is her world, not ours; like other steampunk works, The Clockwork Dagger is set in a completely fabricated universe rather than an alternate version of our own. This makes for some dazzling, uniquely detailed backdrops. It also frees Cato from having to haul around the Victorian Era’s real-world baggage—and it helps level the playing field for those who aren’t as familiar with steampunk’s particulars.”
Beth also wrote a fantastic piece about steampunk & genre-bending on The Huffington Post.