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ebook ↠ æ Katie Hayoz Ic Levi Cannon comes to town all her buried fears begin to surface Melusine realizes she is in danger of something much horrifying than facing blood thirsty beasts – she’s in danger of falling in love Because love alone has the power to reveal a secret terrible enough to completely shatter her worldSet i Melusine Doré has spent her life hunting down and killing monsters for a living Her biggest competition is Levi Cannon who's family is well off so Melusine resents him for taking away jobs from her that she needs to survive When the two are forced to team up to hunt a sea creature they can't help but end up attracted to each other Unfortunately for Melusine she has been cursed when it comes to love Katie Hayoz has done a wonderful job with this story and bringing all the different elements of it to life There was just so many different things going on that a part of me thought this story would probably fail miserably but I ended up thoroughly enjoying it Chicago was turned into the fantasysteampunk land with monsters and machines The characters were given enough attention to their back stories that you really care about them and their relationship Very hard to make it all come together in a novella but it has been done with Immersed Great uick read with a mixture of a lot of different elements I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewFor reviews please visit

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Immersed reader º read Ó What if love turned you into a monsterForget petticoats and demure female behavior Melusine Doré prefers ard corsets and knives and slays evil creatures for a living The grim and gruesome don’t frighten her; she’ll take on a cyclops or a dragon and not even break a sweat But when her rival the charismatic Levi Cannon comes to N the muddy streets of 1850s steampunk Chicago Immersed by Katie Hayoz is a dark yet romantic fantastical romp It is a stand alone novella but the first in a series of adventures that follow Melusine on her uest to rid the world of monstersand her struggle to come to terms with every monstrous facet of herse I received a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewI had seen two very positive reviews for this book on blogs of bookbloggers that I freuently visit so when I saw this one netgalley I didn't hesitate for a second and hit reuest I really enjoyed this book and was amazed by the seamless blend of multiple genres this book has steampunk paranormal romance and historical aspects and it all worked together to create an interesting world and story I really enjoyed this book and wanted to keep reading There's a bit of a mystery surrounding Melusine her past as well which was well done with a few flashbacks to reveal Melusine is an interesting main character she doesn't want to fall in love because of something that happened in the past While the story furthers we also learn and about her past and I could see how it shaped her into the person she is today She was a great character with her monster fighting skills but also having a dark past Levi was a nice character although it took me awhile to warm up to him as I found him a bit annoying at first The side characters are less developed but there's still enough characteristics about them to give the reader a feel of who they areThere is some romance going on although it isn't the focus it nicely blends in within the plot and I almost felt like it was as much part of the plot as everything else It was very well done although at times I which there was a bit depth and connection between them I do felt like they were a good couple but as it is a short story there is less time for them to get to know each other so things develop rather uickly I did like how things ended with their romance and the later half of the book I enjoyed their relationship than in the first half when they are still trying to hide their feelings although it all makes sense why they acted that way later on in the storyThe world building was done very well although it wasn't the focus We learn how there are monsters and those who hunt them Melusine makes the distinction to only kill monsters who harm others although Levi seems easy with what he'll kill So there was some hint that not all monsters were as evil or harmful There's a big diversity in monsters and it seems like almost all monster are possible we see common monsters like sirens and Cyclops but also weirder ones like the siren eel and some sort of mud snake creature I thought it was well done although the author leaves a lot open as wellAnother part I loved was the historical setting it's set in 1850 in Chicago and there were mentions of raising the city form the mud I had to check out the links in the front of the book before I believed it was real it sounded so surreal how they raise the whole city and I loved learning this little tidbit about the city's history There are freuent mentions of mud and one where a house is being moved with the people having breakfast inside and it just added a great atmosphere to this book I could vividly imagine how the city looked like and combined with all the steampunk elements it really was a joy to read aboutTo summarize This book nicely blends different genres in one story This book has paranormal romance steampunk and historical elements and it all fits together nicely I was really impressed by the blend of genres and how it created an interesting world I liked the characters and enjoyed learning about Melusine her past The romance was well done although i would've enjoyed to see about the two of them and how they felt in love as it felt like things happened rather uickly even though they have a past together The world building was well done although it also leaves some thing open I really liked the setting in Chicago and almost didn't believe it was real with how they raised the city form the mud It was very interesting and I enjoyed learning this tidbit of history

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ImmersedWhat if love turned you into a monsterForget petticoats and demure female behavior Melusine Doré prefers ard corsets and knives and slays evil creatures for a living The grim and gruesome don’t frighten her; she’ll take on a cyclops or a dragon and not even break a sweat But when her rival the charismat Very good Well written vivid imagery enticing main character good backstory well paced not too predictable Only four stars because I want it to be longerI haven't read a lot of steampunk so I can't say if the setting worked for that I liked it The world building was great I was transported there right away down to the muck suelching in my boots I would wish for details on the automatons to flesh out the imageryNice touch of explaining a little bit about Chicago before the start of the storyGood plot no loose ends dangling it all flowed together nicely A little ass kicking and build up of suspense would have been great My only gripe with the story The length With a little over 100 pages it was over too uickly And the seuel only has 42 pages which is worse Maybe both together would have made a proper novelSmall set of characters likeable believable nobody is silly or too stupid to live I am not into mermaids as a rule but here they were nicely evil and not the too sweet Disney version Dark mermaids and Steampunk I could do of thatI am pretty sure I will get book two despite it's extreme shortness I hope the author will eventually graduate to full length novels Her novels to date all seem to be YA which is not my thingWould I recommend this to my UF reading buddies in favour of ass kicking heroines Absolutely I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review