Nov 26, 2022
A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious
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  • Title: A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious
  • Author: Mary Wine
  • ISBN: 9781402264801
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
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Blodeuedd Finland

Lingering between a 2 and a 3 s 2,5This was a bit of early steampunk Dealing with crystals and a secret society that most look down upon So they are not secret in that sense but they do not let people in.The heroine Jeanette wants from life, society is strict She wants to try and wear pants, study and just be free The Illuminsts are everything she should not want to be She was a free spirit and I liked her courage.Darius is a guardian and looks after his fellow Illuminists I was a bit on the f [...]


Karen

Sigh It s never a good sign when an ancient Atlantean society crops up in a novel In this case, we had two rival ones in an all too predictable good scientists, evil militants dichotomy, fighting over the heroine who is a pure spirit and thus able to commune with the valuable energy crystals both groups seek And frankly, the two groups seemed pretty much the same in the way they wanted to use her.As steampunk, this novel pretty much fails okay, I can understand the gee wow of airships and horsel [...]


Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews

Originally posted at longandshortreviewsspLady Janette Aston loves science and has a fascination with the Illuminists It s forbidden by her father but she refuses to be cowed by him She sneakily reads their magazine, hiding it in her bedroom But when she dresses in pants and visits their building, she s gone a bit too far The Illuminists use the power of crystals to make energy that powers lights and doors and heats water She is totally fascinated by how it works and what it can do Her curiosity [...]


Cheryl

Janette Aston is fascinated with science She is always reading up on the latest scienific experiment The most recent discovery that has Janette s attention is electricity This is not something that a proper lady should be spending her time on If Janette was not a woman, she would be an Illuminist The Illuminists are a secret group of men, who are into science Janette crashes one of the meetings It is there that she meets Darius Lawley Darius has an agenda To keep an eye on Janette Although, this [...]


Katie_la_geek

For this review and visit my readingunderthewillowtree I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for a review I have been looking for a good adult steampunk romance ever since I read The Iron Duke earlier this year, and for the most part A Lady can Never Be too Curious fit the bill I really liked Janette She was not meek or silly she was a fighter and saw no reason why she could not be an intellectually equal to a man She was not easily frightened and instead was naturally inquis [...]


MJ

So, I m 53% in, and after much flipping and trying to like it, I can t This is straight up a romance novel With all the insta love and insta lust, his and hers POV describing the other s looks and their lust Bleh They re a jerk but you just feel deep in your passage they re special kind etc He keeps warning her about him and she gets all saucy That wouldn t be so trite if it hadn t happened in nearly all of their encounters The steampunk bits are passe, seems like the author took modern things a [...]


Beck

This was not steampunk, I feel deceived It s the kind of romance where the male lead is like, She could make me a better man but I mustn t and the virgin female lead orgasms instantly her first time after perfunctory foreplay The plot was atrocious and the small amounts of sexy times didn t justify how flimsy the rest of the story was.


Marlene

Originally published at Reading RealityThis story had potential It really, really did But it never quite lived up to its title.What we have is the rather ordinary story of a Victorian young lady who chafes at the restrictions laid upon her by society s expectations and her ridiculously authoritarian father I say ridiculous because he expects her to be the obedient fluffhead that society demands while he never noticed that her mother snuck tutors in behind his back and gave her a real education.O [...]


Chrystina Williams

I really liked this book It had really likable characters, awesome world building, and the romance between the main characters was hot Even the supporting characters were interesting and well developed I read it straight through and loved every minute of it Janette has spent her whole life trying to be the good little girl her father wants her to be, well at least she let s him think she is She s been secretly reading scientific articles and has been tutored behind his back gasp A love of logic [...]


Terra

I honestly loved this book and cannot wait for the next installment in the series A wee bit long on character development but you really do need this in order to get the just about what the series will pertain to It took me twenty four hours to go from beginning to end as this is a page turner.Janette Aston has been brought up as a Lady with the prospect of marrying up into the right type of class Inquisitive beyond the bounds of proprietary, oh heck beyond the bounds of even the most normal of [...]


Mara

From my reading list in January it would almost seems that steampunk is the new black this year But as black has many nuance, so has the genre This story is driven by fantasy than science, but it s not its main problem The book was pleasantly bland, but with books as with the sex they often show off, pleasant is not always a compliment.It is full of cliched characters and details, plus an ungodly interest in anatomy in the steamier stuff, and I am not talking of engines, unfortunately Everythin [...]


~❤️Minnie❤️~

I have read Mary Wine before and I ve liked her books and this one is no different although it s a different genre In this one, we get Janette Aston, a society lady that has to hide the fact that she is a curious intelligent woman because she is a lady and in her society knowledge is only for men Women are only pretty decorations to be showed off Darius Lawley is the head guardian of a cell from a secret order called the Illuminists and his job is to make sure their secrets don t get out to the [...]


Wendy

WellThis is an interesting read It kept me engaged but I didn t really feel attached to any of the characters The premise is interesting, but in a society where women are accepted there was still a lot of annoying alpha behavior from Darius The goals of either side weren t really all that clearly defined I ll read the next one since I have it already and see if I can make it through it.Addendum I forgot to mention that the trainers have keys to the trainees rooms, and that they use them in the n [...]


Whitney Cowling

I loved the concept and the world, but the storyline was inconsistent and left me with a lot of questions after finishing it.


Lisa Jo

Full steam ahead Mary Wine s first venture into the ever popular steampunk genre is an absolute success Fans looking for that gutsy historical with extraordinary twists will love A LADY CAN NEVER BE TOO CURIOUS.Lady Janette Aston has been told all her life what she can and can t do Frustrated by all the pleasures of the world she has been denied, Janette s curiosity always has her grasping for whatever knowledge she can find One day she stumbles upon a secret society, the Illuminists, where it i [...]


Tracy

Had Few High PointsJanette Aston is a young woman ahead of her time While her contemporaries are attending society balls and getting courted by wealthy and titled suitors, Janette is sneaking science circulars into her home and hiding them from her disapproving father He wouldn t be happy with her interest in the Illuminists, a secretive order of scientists who are disdained by polite society.Sneaking into their Solitary Chamber to listen to a lecture on electricity is the riskiest thing she s e [...]


Jenn

I have to say, my overall reaction to A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious is fairly neutral I read the book, I liked the book, but it s not a book I would necessarily recommend There are some definitely strong aspects but, overall, it s not the greatest steampunk romance and there are definitely other books that I would recommend to friends before this one.That being said, there are some good things in A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious The best part of the book, in my opinion, is the worldbuilding Mar [...]


Lauren - SERIESous Books

A Lady Can Never be Too Curious ALCNBTC is admittedly a book I read mostly because of the cover I don t know why I like it so much, but I really do The synopsis leaves something to be desired and I didn t know what to expect from this book in any aspect I actually think I decided to bypass this book when I first saw it but I eventually caved in.In the end, I m not sure how I feel about this book While I didn t find it a complete waste of my time, I feel like reading one of the 20 other books I s [...]


All Things Urban Fantasy

After struggling with The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series all week, I am coming to the realization that I like steampunk as a flavor added to other story lines than as a genre all on its lonesome Gail Carringer s gorgeous Parasol Protectorate series mixes steampunk with fantasy and regency romance, Meljean Brook s Iron Seas series is almost indefinable with the gritty mix of apocalypse, technology, and history, and my expectations were high as A LADY CAN NEVER BE TOO CURIOUS started out [...]


Cynthia

A steampunk romance That makes for an interesting book Janette Aston thanks to her mother s secret education is a bluestocking Lady who is quite interested in the world of the Illuminists society and soon her curiosity and talent has her tangled in a dangerous adventure with a even dangerously intriguing man Darius Lawley, an Illuminist Guardian, wants nothing to do with Janette as she causes his life and heart to go into a frenzy, but when not only the Illuminists society but Janette s life is [...]


Martha

3.75 I really enjoyed the underlying story of the battle for the crystal energy source and I loved the steampunk elements with all of the inventions used by the Illuminists in the 1843 setting There is also an interesting view on the fine line of male and female equality Janette is a wonderfully strong character seeking independence and willing to explore the free love attitude of the Illuminists Darius is brooding and resistant but also dedicated, loyal and a grand protector There seemed to be [...]


Mad about

Janette is bright, curious and adventurous All admirable traits in anyone but not suited to a young woman of the Victorian Age who s sole focus should be to just be a good wife and mother.The Illuminists are a secret order exploring Science and the world but is closed to all but members Their society holds knowledge and freedom, both things which are forbidden to Janette and one day the curiosity becomes too much and Janette enters the imposing doors to quench her thirst for .Darius is the head [...]


MelodyMay (What I'm Reading)

First appear on sillymelodyWell, today I finished A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious by Mary Wine Here s what the book is about You meet Miss Jannette Aston who is fascinated by all things Illuminist However, she was raised with a father who can t stand anything that pertains to the Illuminist While hanging out with her friend Sophia Stevenson, she decides to head over to the Illuminist place to see if she could get in Jannette manages to get into the building and learns she could possibly be a Pur [...]


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Tracy Emro

Really 3.5 stars but since I have read all Mary Wine s highlander stories and love her writing style I rounded up to 4 I don t normally read steampunk novels but since I enjoy this author and I find it good to read something a bit different now and then, I decided to give it a try Well, this was certainly different I didn t mind the steampunk aspect of the book or even the secret societies Since I don t normally read this genre it was all new to me and since I had nothing to compare it to I didn [...]


Carrie Olguin

DNF.The plot seemed interesting when I read the BOB but the main characters were unremarkable innocent miss and heart wounded hero The story starts with the young miss in awe of the scandal of wearing pants I didn t feel any awe, perhaps because I wear pants all the time.This fantasy world requires set up to establish the good vs evil, the history of the private cult, the way society views the players, the background of the hero, the use of special crystals and the people with special gifts who [...]


Laura

This book is a steam punk romance It read very much like a fan fiction that got published only because publishers are trying to ride the latest craze No vampires, luckily, but not really entertaining either The world building is adequate at best I did like the use of crystals, which shows some creativity rather than just plain steam to power machinery Of course there are the goodies and the baddies who have been fighting for power dominance of the intellectual and tools of the steam punk world f [...]


Julia

After struggling with The Ministry of Peculiar Occurances series all week, I am coming to the realization that I like steampunk as a flavor added to other story lines than as a genre all on it s lonesome Gail Carringer s gorgeous Soulless series mixes steampunk with fantasy and regency romance, Meljean Brook s Iron Seas series is almost undefinable with the gritty mix of apocalypse, technology, and history, and A LADY CAN NEVER BE TOO CURIOUS is a light, fun, historical romance with familiar cl [...]


Kristi

There were some fun aspects of this bodice ripper, like some of the steampunk elements Some of the world building was interesting I like how spunky and witty the female lead could be Things like parents committing their female children to mental hospitals because they found them too spirited or unladylike was historically accurate.And there were definite issues I dislike the whole, I m a strong smart woman who can take care of herself, but I always need saving from the bad guys by the male thing [...]


Demi Zade

This book was fun, and had some hot romance, but was far from brilliant I enjoyed the author s idealized gender politics embodied in the secret society s policies, but the plot wandered from predictable to potholed, the science magic hasn t got much of a system to it, and the author makes a grievous error in giving a date around 1840 or a bit earlier when what s described is clearly a fantastical, unresearched version of the 1870s or 1880s In a genre where clothing, and the removal of clothing, [...]



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