Storming by K.M. Weiland

51fo271chclDieselpunk is a new genre for me. I hadn’t even heard of this until I saw this book.  I have read just about all of K.M. Weiland’s writing books, though. I wanted to see her advice put into action. I was not disappointed. Having never read a book like this, I had no idea what to expect.

A unique aspect of this story is the blend between reality and fiction. Weiland does a fantastic job creating a world that is completely believable. I think this is the part of the “punk genre” that intrigues me the most.

From the Amazon book description:

“In the high-flying, heady world of 1920s aviation, brash pilot Robert “Hitch” Hitchcock’s life does a barrel roll when a young woman in an old-fashioned ball gown falls from the clouds smack in front of his biplane. As fearless as she is peculiar, Jael immediately proves she’s game for just about anything, including wing-walking in his struggling airshow. In return for her help, she demands a ride back home . . . to the sky.

Hitch thinks she’s nuts—until he steers his plane into the midst of a bizarre storm and nearly crashes into a strange airship like none he’s ever run afoul of, an airship with the power to control the weather. Caught between a corrupt sheriff and dangerous new enemies from above, Hitch must take his last chance to gain forgiveness from his estranged family, deliver Jael safely home before she flies off with his freewheeling heart, and save his Nebraska hometown from storm-wielding sky pirates.

Cocky, funny, and full of heart, Storming is a jaunty historical adventure / dieselpunk mash-up that combines rip-roaring steampunk adventure and small-town charm with the thrill of futuristic possibilities”

This book has won several awards since its release. A Lyra Grand Prize Winner, A NIEA winner, and a IPPY Silver Medal Winner are just a few.

This is a good book to read especially if you are interested in expanding your genre likes.

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