Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a pretty solid YA Japanese Steampunk adventure, offering up a good deal of mythology and explanations (gotta love kitsune) and mixing it pretty hardcore with big revolution steampunk stuff with iron samurai.
It is exactly what you might assume it is. It's a very good example of the YA revolution genre, and it is a good example of what is so common in that YA revolution genre.
Of course, if this is exactly what you're looking for, and you have a big itch for samurai and nine-tailed-foxes and enough great name-dropping to make me jump up and go, Naruto? Naruto? but this book is NOT that. It's still pretty fun, however.
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