I'll be honest, when I received this ARC, I was excited and a bit apprehensive. Excited, because it's a steampunk, and well, let's face it --- steampunk is awesomesauce. Apprehensive, because this book involves vampires and I'm pretty much burnt out on vampire stories nowadays.
Cindy Spencer Pape, a new-to-me-author, did a good job with "Steam & Sorcery". Even though there are vampires, they do not dominate the story. Instead, the story focuses more on Sir Merrick Hadrian, a gang of misfit children with powers and their governess, Caroline Bristol.
A story reminiscent of "Sound of Music", but with paranormal elements. With vampires, werewolves and half-faes, "Steam & Sorcery" is full of action as well as romance.