Review: Chameleon Goggles by Maureen Bettitia

As a steampunk writer, I always enjoy reading steampunk books. And I knew this would be steampunk before I even picked it up. Jezebel has a troubled past and comes from another world, and when she brings Mick into her bed, she knows he can’t give her what she really needs: healing.

Or to kill a certain man.

This book had a very unique sensibility, and an unusual plot. If you liked the Pirates of the Caribbean and you like Steampunk, you’ll enjoy this book. Jezebel is an interesting character, but by far my favorite was Mick. He was a fantastic foil for Jezzie’s issues. And as much of a kickass heroine as Jezebel was, there’s nothing quite like a melty hero. And he was amazing.

Nothing is ever dull in the Kraken’s Caribbean, at least not for very long. Emily is settling into life with her new husband in this strange new world when things heat up again! A zeppelin sighting opens the door into another realm and unlocks the gate to Captain Jezebel’s past, barricaded for decades.

The denizens of Tortuga must band together to save their world from an invasion that threatens to destroy everything they hold dear and when Jezebel disappears, Emily and the motley crew of the Cursed Quill risk everything to travel to a world where greed is king and lives chattel for the Directors and their pet scientists.

Jezebel is thrust back into the horror of her childhood, and the carefully constructed walls protecting her mind crumble. Her life in the Caribbean, her relationship with Mick…her very sanity, hang in the balance. Novan has come for their lost daughter and all her stolen inventions. What can a 17th century pirate ship do against a military airship? Even with the great Albino Kraken at their side?

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