Thanks for Phil May for this four-star review of “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery” up on his YA site. I am reprinting the first paragraph here:
In a little break from the norm, ReadItDaddy was fortunate enough to be sent a Young Adult fiction novel recently. I’m usually pretty polite about such things, making it clear that ReadItDaddy is predominantly a children’s picture book blog but the novel in question had the sort of premise that drew me straight in. So for today’s review, ReadItDaddy dips a toe into YA reviewing with John Paul Catton’s excellent novel “Moonlight, Murder and Machinery”.
It was the premise that had me hooked straight away. I’m extremely inspired by anything vaguely steampunky, mostly because of the works of Pat Mills and Bryan Talbot on the “Nemesis the Warlock” stories from 2000AD but since then, the genre has exploded and now Steampunk is more popular than ever.
But with “Moonlight, Murder and Machinery” we have “A gothic re-imagining of the Frankenstein story, set in a steampunk regency England where Steam has been outlawed” and it’s very easy to see why I had to take a look at this book, after a description like that …
The full review can be found here.