13 August 2013


{Blog Tour} {Review} Steel Lily - Megan Curd

Steel Lily by Megan Curd
Series: The Periodic Series #1
Genre: YA Dystopia
Release Date: Aug 20 / 2013
Avery Pike is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.
She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Four: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.
Or so she thinks.
That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Four. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued.
But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better.
…Which means digging deeper.
When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, she learns that while some secrets are better left concealed, humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.

*A review copy was provided for reviewing purposes*
Thank you so much to Megan Curd! This does not alter my review in any way

Steel Lily was a book I've been eyeing for some time and I'm so glad to be part of the blog tour! Steel Lily was a great dystopian book. I stopped reading dystopians because they all sound the same after a while. This book has rekindled my love for dystopian books as it brings in a dying world and the Elementalists.

I got the good guys and bad guys figured out pretty easily, though it was supposed to be a plot twist. The beginning was a bit slow but it sped up after Avery got to the Academy. I had a problem with references to Sherlock and such. Weren't their information on the world before limited? How do they even know who Sherlock is anyways? It's a dying world, NO ONE READS ANYMORE. But I suppose I shouldn't have thought much about it and moved on. I wish we found out more about Avery's elementalist abilities and what it means to be an elementalist.

Moving onto the romance. I really liked Jaxon and thankfully there wasn't another love triangle. Jaxon is sarcastic, humourous and sweet. He hides behind his arrogant cover but you know that he's all fluffies inside! Just my type of boy!

Overall, Steel Lily is a refreshing dystopian book. With the adventure and the romance, this book holds promises and doesn't have the same boring feel all dystopian books have.



  1. Thank you so much for being on the Steel Lily Blog Tour! I L.O.V.E. your blog!!!!

  2. I'm not supposed to judge a book by its genre but really, dystopia has been a fail to me recently... I'm glad that you liked this one though! Thank god there's no love triangle this time.


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