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Cherie Priest

Author of Boneshaker

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About the Author

Cherie Priest was born in Tampa, Florida on July 30, 1975. She received a B.A. from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee in 1998 and an M.A. in rhetoric/professional writing from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2002. She is the author of the Eden Moore series, The show more Clockwork Century series, and Borden Dispatches series. She won the PNBA Award and the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel for Boneshaker. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Series

Works by Cherie Priest

Boneshaker (2009) 3,699 copies
Dreadnought (2010) — Author — 1,140 copies
I Am Princess X (2015) 856 copies
Four and Twenty Blackbirds (2003) 766 copies
Clementine (2010) — Author — 611 copies
Bloodshot (2011) 610 copies
Ganymede (2011) — Author — 594 copies
Maplecroft (2014) 573 copies
The Inexplicables (2012) — Author — 458 copies
The Family Plot (2016) 351 copies
Fiddlehead (2013) — Author — 316 copies
Wings to the Kingdom (2006) 315 copies
Hellbent (2011) 310 copies
The Toll (2019) 277 copies
Not Flesh nor Feathers (2007) 261 copies
Grave Reservations (2021) 254 copies
Fathom (2008) 233 copies
Dreadful Skin (2007) 214 copies
Chapelwood (2015) 196 copies
Jacaranda (2014) 194 copies
The Agony House (2018) 190 copies
Brimstone (2017) 145 copies
Indigo (2017) 117 copies
Tanglefoot (2011) 110 copies
Flight Risk (2022) 104 copies
Holy Terror (2022) 27 copies
The Drowning House (2024) 9 copies
The Heavy 3 copies
Bad Sushi 3 copies
Heavy Metal 2 copies
Reluctance 1 copy
Godbothering 1 copy
Drawing Fire 1 copy

Associated Works

Rogues (2014) — Contributor — 1,277 copies
New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird (2011) — Contributor — 332 copies
The Living Dead 2 (2010) — Contributor — 317 copies
Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded (2010) — Contributor — 306 copies
The Book of Cthulhu (2011) — Contributor — 301 copies
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (2012) — Contributor — 227 copies
Fort Freak (2011) — Contributor — 184 copies
Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution (2012) — Contributor — 150 copies
Mississippi Roll (2017) — Contributor — 83 copies
Dark Cities (2017) — Contributor — 81 copies
Bewere the Night (2011) — Contributor — 77 copies
The Best of Subterranean (2017) — Contributor — 73 copies
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011) — Contributor — 68 copies
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures (2014) — Contributor — 61 copies
Scary Out There (2016) — Contributor — 45 copies
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contributor — 38 copies
Grants Pass (2009) — Contributor — 34 copies
Son of Retro Pulp Tales (2009) — Contributor — 25 copies
Aegri Somnia (2006) — Contributor — 18 copies
Full House (Wild Cards, 30) (2022) — Contributor — 12 copies
Out of Tune - Book II (2016) — Contributor — 11 copies
Apex Magazine 49 (June 2013) (2013) — Contributor — 10 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 32 • January 2013 (2012) — Contributor — 9 copies
Sleeper Straddle (2024) — Author — 9 copies
Mythic 2 (2006) — Contributor — 9 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 30 • November 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 8 copies
Apex Magazine 108 (May 2018) (2018) — Contributor — 7 copies
Lone Star Stories 13 — Contributor — 4 copies
Subterranean Magazine, Issue #6 (Fall 2006) — Contributor — 4 copies
Noctum Aeternus 1 — Contributor — 3 copies
Subterranean Magazine, Issue #3 (Winter 2006) (2006) — Contributor — 2 copies
Weird Tales Volume 64 Number 2, Fall 2009 (2009) — Contributor — 2 copies
InterGalactic Medicine Show, Issue 61 — Contributor — 1 copy

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Two friends rush to the Washington island of their childhood summers when Simon disappears at the same time his grandmother dies when a mysteries MCM house washes ashore. Now in their forties, Leo and Melissa find an ancient evil that can imperil the island and more.
 
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DianaTixierHerald | 1 other review | Mar 23, 2024 |
I enjoyed this, but a little less than the previous books in the series. The dialogue is clunky in places, and the main character is an obnoxious little jerk - he's kind of supposed to be, but is often stupidly so. Like, repeatedly complaining about the need to wear a gas mask when he knows the air is poisonous. Overall, though, it was an enjoyable story. I've already bought the next book.
 
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ledonnelly | 29 other reviews | Mar 11, 2024 |
On Marrowstone Island, best friends Simon Culpepper, Melissa Toft and Leo Alvarez spend every Summer together. Three "Goonies" who enjoy fireworks, swimming and shooting slingshots around Grandmother Culpepper's property. After Leo nearly drowns, he begins to see strange things in the shadows and hear faint cries at night. Mrs. Culpepper knowingly assures him they are harmless.

Years later, Mrs. Culpepper is found dead and Simon is missing. With only a cryptic email from Simon to go by, Leo and Melissa return to Marrowstone. A whole house has been washed up on the beach and shockingly no one pays it any mind. It's no storm wreck, but a sign that something or someone has returned. No longer naive children, long forgotten conversations take on new meaning. Together, Leo and Melissa learn that Mrs. Culpepper had an estranged sister, Alcesta, whose power-obsessed husband might be behind all of it.

The premise is what really grabbed my attention, however I was left a bit disappointed. Leo and Melissa are loyal to a fault, and that's admirable, but their undying love for Simon seems forced. Leo and Melissa have been pining for him for over 20 years and still bicker over him. As far as we know, Simon is an ordinary guy, so why was he so extraordinary to them? Because we learn so little about Simon, both Leo and Melissa come off as self-centered with some character growth at the end.

Aunt Alcesta had the potential to be a really compelling character, like her sister, but her role was to simply provide the exposition. But how did Charlotte, Alcesta and her husband come to obtain their hidden occult knowledge? How exactly did Simon disappear? The darkest parts were far too brief. I definitely needed more of Simon's family history to fully piece this one together.
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asukamaxwell | 1 other review | Mar 5, 2024 |
This was an excellent read. Cherie Priest continues to develop the characters and world of her Grave Reservations series, with both the humor and depth I've come to expect from her. I am looking forward to the next one already.
 
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