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Charlotte Blackburn—a beautiful, intelligent, and gifted tinkerer—lives in a cloistered world of wealth and privilege beneath the Electric Tesla Dome that shields survivors of The Great Calamity. But when her father is abducted, and a strange sickness starts transforming men into vicious monsters, she discovers that technology is no protection at all. Ashton Wells has a diCharlotte Blackburn—a beautiful, intelligent, and gifted tinkerer—lives in a cloistered world of wealth and privilege beneath the Electric Tesla Dome that shields survivors of The Great Calamity. But when her father is abducted, and a strange sickness starts transforming men into vicious monsters, she discovers that technology is no protection at all. Ashton Wells has a dire mission: Secure Colonel Blackburn and deliver his research to The Order of the Sword and Scroll. But the plan goes awry, and he is left with nothing but the colonel’s daughter who has a target on her back and is willing stop at nothing to rescue her father—including handing over to the enemy the only means to stop the monstrous plague. Branded as traitors, Ashton and Charlotte brave the treacherous floating sky ports of Outer City to hunt down the elusive inventor, Nikola Tesla—the only person able to activate the strange device that harbors the secret to their salvation. With the government closing in, a rebellion brewing in the streets, and terrifying Tremblers attacking the innocent, the two must work together to stop their fragile world from crumbling once more into destruction....

Title : The Tremblers
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ISBN : 9781611169737
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Number of Pages : 388 Pages
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The Tremblers Reviews

  • Stephanie Mills
    2018-09-06 15:12

    *** I was provided this book by Netgalley and Pelican Book Group for an honest review***This cover really pulled me in and I felt an instant connection calling me to read this book. Charlotte Blackburn lives a life of wealth and privilege, socializing with the elite. The characters and their growth did not follow the 'chosen one' trope and had so many twists I couldn't predict the outcome. I absolutely loved this book. It was so refreshing to dive into a truly amazing steampunk novel.

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    2018-08-30 20:29

    Sounds like something I will like so why not? Lol

  • Ruth
    2018-09-18 22:09

    Byrnes does a number of things really well, one of which is, to my pleasant surprise, successfully infusing this steampunk story with Christian worldview elements while staying true to the tropes of the genre. I'll be checking out Book 2 when it releases.

  • Bran Pendergrass
    2018-09-05 22:13

    *** I was provided this book by Netgalley and Pelican Book Group for an honest review***This cover really pulled me in and I felt an instant connection calling me to read this book! The blurb really made me want to love it and to find immerse myself in the world of steampunk! The action starts with the first page of the book and doesn’t stop! I found myself in chapter 7 before I realized I had been flying through the pages and had to stop and think! The action and the imagery were about the only thing I that I did enjoy in this book. Charlotte aka Charlie is a naive little girl and I do not care for her! I found myself hoping that the monsters looming in the background would eat her face off! I cannot stand whiny heroines that play the poor pitiful me card at every turn! I also do not like how close minded she to the real happenings of the world around her. Like when she continues to run around the sky city like tyrannical two-year-old thus constantly attracting unwanted attention, only to beg Ashton to continue to help her. I guess it is partly due to the fact that this was set in the 1800’s where women were supposed to act a certain way or that the author was trying to have her play the damsel in distress but either way I hated this aspect of her character. No, I just really hated her entire character! I did not love the book, but it was not completely terrible. I really enjoyed my first trip into the world of steampunk and imaginative the newly crafted, repurposed items were! I loved the City in the sky and the airships. I would recommend this story to those who love steampunk and to teenage readers who love YA books with adventure. Thank you for allowing me to experience my first taste of steampunk! I look forward to reading more books in this genre!

  • Nicole Strand
    2018-09-21 22:19

    Charlotte is a beautiful and talented tinkerer. She lives a life of wealth and privilege beneath the Electric Tesla Dome that protects the survivors of the Great Calamity.But her father is abducted, and a sickness spreads that turns men into monsters. She discovers that there was never any protection under the dome.Meanwhile, Ashton Wells has one mission, to secure Colonel Blackburn and deliver his research to the Order of the Sword and Scroll. The plan goes haywire and he ends up with the colonels daughter, Charlotte.They are labeled as traitors and have to brave the outer sky ports while trying to find Nikola Tesla, who is the only one that can activate the device to save humanity.If you love all things sci-fi and steampunk this is the book for you. This books plot is so thorough without boring you. There is also excellent world building. Definitely pick yourself up a copy!

  • gem
    2018-08-28 17:29

    I am a big fan of steam-punk books, especially if they have a touch of humour with them, like the Gail Carriger Parasol Protectorate series.This novel had great world building and the characters were interesting, and combined with the inventive plot I raced through this book.I'm intrigued that it's part 1, so I'd definitely read the second book to see what happens next as I really enjoyed the idea of the mission/quest and the politics involved.Thank you to netgalley for the chance to read this book!

  • Laura Metz
    2018-09-21 21:16

    I was given this arc by netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I just couldn't get into this book at all and had trouble pushing through it. I really wanted to like it I did, but just couldn't.

  • Kayla
    2018-09-20 19:31

    4/5 stars. Steampunk lovers and readers, you're gonna want to pick this book up. The politics in this books are well thought out to drive an interesting plot that holds you tight and keeps you turning the pages until the very end. I am so excited I was able to read this book through NetGalley. So why not a higher rating? The writing style is a bit flawed. It struggles a little with "show don't tell" and at times a sentence reads unnatural and it jots you out of the story at times.

  • Zuzana899
    2018-09-16 19:16

    It was a good read, but I was not captivated . And I wish there was more romance....

  • wonderfullyweird88
    2018-09-12 15:22

    I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.The survivors of the Great Calamity, must reside under the Electric Tesla Dome or suffer an agonising death from the poisonous gas that permeates the air after earthquakes tore the earth ten years ago.Charlotte Blackburn lives a life of wealth and privileged, socialising with the elite. Long enamoured with the adventures of her father she longs for one of her one. When her father is taken she is trust into an adventure she is ill prepared for. Her father entrusts a journal to her and urges her to seek out the inventor Collodin. A sickness is spreading that turns people into monsters and Charlie’s father was the only one who knew its source.Ashton Wells is ordered to question Colonel Blackburn and obtain his research for the Order of the Sword and Scroll. Instead he finds himself aiding Blackburn’s daughter. Charlie is torn, her father sent her to find Collodin he obviously did not trust the Order of the Sword and Scroll. Can she trust Ashton, or will he stay true to his mission? “I’ve agreed to follow you, but not blindly.”I was blown away by the quality of the writing, the richness of the setting and the three-dimensional characters. While light on romance this book captivates you as you journey through a dystopian New York. While Charlie initially comes across as a spoiled debutante, she quickly shows her strengths. She is determined and intelligent and shows true strength of character. Ashton has a dominant personality, along with a penchant for bossiness, but he possesses enough positive traits to make him a well-balanced character.This is an incredibly well-crafted, complex and powerful story that gripped me from first page to last and I am anxious to read the next instalment.

  • Erin Arkin
    2018-09-23 20:24

    I happened across The Tremblers by Raquel Byrnes as I was scanning through NetGalley and was drawn in by the cover. When I read the summary, I immediately requested it and it turns out, it was an interesting story and I can’t wait to find out what happens next in this series.Charlotte Blackburn is the main character and she has grown up in a world of privilege where she has been shielded from the dangers that were a result of The Great Calamity. When she is forced on the run with a man she doesn’t know to try and find her father, she has to figure out what is more important, saving her father or getting the information behind what is changing people into monsters, into the hands of those who can do something about it. Charlotte was a well-developed character and I liked her from the moment she was introduced.Ashton Wells is the man Charlotte escapes with and he has a mission, but it isn’t supposed to include a beautiful young woman. As an agent of The Order of the Sword and Scroll, he is supposed to find Colonel Blackburn and get his research to The Order. As he and Charlotte do their best to avoid those that are after them, they face many dangers and must work together to survive. I liked both Charlotte and Ashton. Charlotte has been raised by a man who allowed her to be more than just a pretty face in a time when that wasn’t really the norm. Because of that, Charlotte has some knowledge around creating mechanical tools which comes in handy when she’s on the run and trying to survive. Ashton has some strong beliefs but eventually he is pushed to face the truth about them and the feelings he has developed for Charlotte. As they work together to figure out what exactly is causing the sickness and how their actions are impacting the rebellion that is brewing, things unexpectedly take a turn for these two.Byrnes did a great job building out the world these characters inhabit. Steampunk is one of those genres that I don’t see a lot of, but I love it when it is done well, and I thought Byrne had a great balance of the mechanics embedded into the actual story. It wasn’t distracting or unbelievable and that aspect helped keep the story moving forward. There are a few things going on in this book and while Charlotte and Ashton are the main characters, we also get chapters from the perspective of the “bad guy” which gives the reader a peek into what is going on that is causing the danger as well as what Charlotte’s father found out. I thought this added an aspect to the story that we would have missed had we only gotten the story from Charlotte and Ashton. Sometimes I struggle with stories that have varying perspectives because I don’t want to stop reading about what is going on with the main characters, but these inserted chapters didn’t take away from the story at all for me.Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I absolutely will pick up the next book in the series when I can get my hands on it. If you are looking for a story that has a lot of action, a great story, and well-developed characters, consider checking out The Tremblers. I thought this was a solid book one of this series and will look for more from Byrnes.Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jantine Kampes
    2018-09-22 19:09

    Whiiieee ploink steampunk! That's one of the things I thought reading the blurb of this book.The worldbuilding is pretty nice. The characters and plot were a little stale, even after having not read that many books of this sort, but they were still okay. The story was fast-paced and full of action, and I noticed that I liked the writing very much. It was hard to put the book down, and I had finished it before I realised I got that far into it.I did like Charlie at the very start and towards the end of the book, but I think she was too headstrong, blind and silly at the same time just after her father was abducted. A girl in her situation should have been more scared in my opinion, and although I appreciate the sentiment of her wanting to save her father no matter what, the part of her taking things into her own hands felt too much like needing a way to get the plot twist running to me. Soon after that things got better with her though.I received a free copy through Netgalley, in return for an honest review.

  • L. Layale
    2018-09-11 16:22

    It is really hard for me to get into steampunk dystopian stories because those societies are so complicated that the research needs to be done for it to seem believable. Tremblers was definitely an interesting take on that world. This is my first of Raquel Byrnes, so I had to get used to her writing style and characters. I think what got me in this story was the point of view. If this weren't in first person I think I may have liked the characters a little bit more because some of the characters as a reader were annoying, but you didn't see that same kind of annoying from the first person character and it was irksome because I couldn't view the character as the main character would. I am very intrigued about this series. It was good and interesting enough that I'd read book 2. I hope the characters and writing style tighten up and get better, but I really enjoyed the world created in this series.

  • M.C. Chronister
    2018-08-25 18:32

    *** I was granted a copy of The Tremblers by Raquel Byrnes by Pelican Book Group through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ***I absolutely loved this book. It was so refreshing to dive into a truly amazing steampunk novel. I'm not talking about fluffy frilly steampunk. This book did a great job capturing the gritty steampunk that I love. The plot was easy to get through and did not get boring at all. The best part of this whole book for me is that Raquel Byrnes put so much thought into everything. The politics were not just thrown together, they were well placed and thoroughly researched, it seems. The characters actually had substance behind them and the world pulled everything together making it so vivid and real. All in all, I would recommend this book to everyone who wants a great read.

  • NerdyBookishBeauty
    2018-09-11 14:10

    *I received this book from NetGalley for my honest review*I really wanted to enjoy this book. I give it a solid 2.5 because of the way the story was written. I would have rather seen the story shine through a little differently. For the styles I enjoy, this wasn’t for me. But it was an easy read, so try it for yourself.

  • Taylor
    2018-09-02 14:09

    I received a copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I was so excited to resd this book when i found out that it was set in a steanpunk world but thid book DRAGGED for me. I couldn't get into the writing style.

  • Jessica
    2018-08-25 17:25

    New York late 1800’s. A steampunk dystopian novel about a girl named “Charlie” saving the world from whatever is turning people into Tremblers. A copy of this eBook was given to me for free from the publisher and NetGalley for an honest review.

  • Myrth
    2018-08-28 19:15

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  • Erin Spock
    2018-09-09 20:10

    This had the feel of an epic sci-fi saga. The world the author created, grounded in just enough history to feel familiar but then turned upside down and shaken around a bit (literally), felt very real. The threat was too close to home and that made it very real as well (how much freedom is a person able to give up in exchange for safety without becoming a slave?). The characters and their growth did not follow the 'chosen one' trope and had so many twists I couldn't predict the outcome. I understood Charlotte's thought process and decisions, even when they were questionable.This is steampunk, but it's not the quirky, cute steampunk. It's gritty and real. I loved it.I honestly want to see this translated into a movie. I can picture the dome, Outer City, and the Calamity... the grandeur of the story deserves serious attention.There are romantic elements and some tension, but the journey is the main path in this book. While one conflict is resolved, there is clearly more to come and I can't wait to see what happens next.

  • wonderfullyweird88
    2018-08-29 19:23

    I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.The survivors of the Great Calamity, must reside under the Electric Tesla Dome or suffer an agonising death from the poisonous gas that permeates the air after earthquakes tore the earth ten years ago.Charlotte Blackburn lives a life of wealth and privileged, socialising with the elite. Long enamoured with the adventures of her father she longs for one of her one. When her father is taken she is trust into an adventure she is ill prepared for. Her father entrusts a journal to her and urges her to seek out the inventor Collodin. A sickness is spreading that turns people into monsters and Charlie’s father was the only one who knew its source.Ashton Wells is ordered to question Colonel Blackburn and obtain his research for the Order of the Sword and Scroll. Instead he finds himself aiding Blackburn’s daughter. Charlie is torn, her father sent her to find Collodin he obviously did not trust the Order of the Sword and Scroll. Can she trust Ashton, or will he stay true to his mission? “I’ve agreed to follow you, but not blindly.”I was blown away by the quality of the writing, the richness of the setting and the three-dimensional characters. While light on romance this book captivates you as you journey through a dystopian New York. While Charlie initially comes across as a spoiled debutante, she quickly shows her strengths. She is determined and intelligent and shows true strength of character. Ashton has a dominant personality, along with a penchant for bossiness, but he possesses enough positive traits to make him a well-balanced character.This is an incredibly well-crafted, complex and powerful story that gripped me from first page to last and I am anxious to read the next instalment.

  • Jessica
    2018-08-27 21:38

    'The Tremblers' is a fast-paced steampunk dystopian novel with likable main characters.

  • NerdyBookishBeauty
    2018-09-25 16:36

    This book just wasn’t for me. I’m particular about how historical books are written, but this doesn’t mean someone wouldn’t love to have it on their shelf. I recommend giving it a try for yourself.

  • Jess (The Cozy Reader) Kennedy
    2018-09-01 19:34

    Oh boy. I guess it was too sci-fi/steampunk for my tastes? I could not even begin to engross myself in the world. It was too strong, too fast. Could not finish reading.

  • Naomi Kelly
    2018-09-05 14:27

    I just finished reading The Tremblers by Raquel Byrnes. It was given to me to for an honest review from #NetGalley.If you love steampunk, then this book is probably right up your alley. I've only read one other steampunk novel, so I can't really compare the two. I thought that Charlie and Ash worked really well together, they were gritty and real and I loved that. The world building was incredible, I could see it all in my head and it would be an awesome book to turn into a movie, just beautiful! The story was fast -paced, however I did have some trouble occasionally where the politics were a little too much, but they were needed. Overall, would definitely recommend, especially if you're a fan of steampunk!

  • Raquel Byrnes
    2018-08-30 14:12