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Switched
Amanda Hocking
The Orphanage of Miracles
Amy Neftzger
The Dragon's Path
Daniel Abraham
The Hollows Insider: New Fiction, Facts, Maps, Murders, and More in the World of Rachel Morgan
Kim Harrison
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
Kady Cross
The Traitor's Daughter
Paula Brandon
The Crimson Crown
Cinda Williams Chima
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Delia Sherman, Shawn Cheng, Elizabeth Knox, Dylan Horrocks, Kathleen Jennings, Ysabeau S. Wilce, Gavin J. Grant, Cory Doctorow, Kelly Link, M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Garth Nix, Christopher Rowe
Crux
Moira Rogers
Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions
Kelley Armstrong, Ally Condie, Melissa Marr, Jessica Verday
Shadowcry  - Jenna Burtenshaw rating: 3.5

My Thoughts: I liked parts of this book better than I liked it as a whole. The last quarter really saved it.
There was too much time with the capture and transfer of Kate to Fume. It got rather boring when you already knew the outcome just from the summary.
The characters weren't very inspired. I never got the evil feel from Silas. He just seemed tired and I felt sorry for him even before Kate found out the whole story. I did like Kate and saw potential in her character. She was able to take charge and think for herself even in midst of all the strange things that were happening to her.
Da'Ru had the most potential to be the true evil that this story needed. I would rather of had her story throughout the book to add to the suspense and character building, than in some flashes in the last showdown.
Overall the ending saved this for me. I'm curious enough about Wintercraft and Kate's abilities to read the second book.