Author: Maureen Doyle McQuerry

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Review: The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Review: The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

May 26, 2012 Review 3

THE PECULIARS was a book of great potential that offered alternate history, fantastical creatures, and technology. The heroine’s core was unique and well-written, from her own insecurities to her very real physical differences. The racist and colonialist attitudes of citizens towards the Peculiars of Scree made for a compelling frame around McQuerry’s steampunk fantasy, but predictable character behaviors and a disappointing ending overwhelmed my initial excitement about this book.

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