Jul 3, 2018

Early Reader Review: Lady Mechankia Clockwork Assassin

Source: From Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.

Lady Mechanika, Vol. 5: Clockwork Assassin
Lady Mechanika-  Clockwork Assassin by Joe Benitez and M.M. Chen
Series: Lady Mechanika Volume 4
Publisher: Benitez Prodcutions
Publication Date:  June 26, 2018

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Format:  Ebook



Goodreads Synopsis: 
When a series of brutal murders linked to Mr. Lewis' past leads Detective Inspector Singh to Lady Mechanika's doorstep, the Inspector is finally forced to consider: is Lady Mechanika a crime-fighting hero or a cold blooded killer? 
I have a special place in my heart for well done, overly detailed comics and graphic novels and Lady Mechanika falls into that place. My husband brought me home the first issue of this series years ago and I loved it, Mechanika is awesome - she is a self sufficient woman in a time when that wasn't really a thing. She can handle her own and she is mysterious and interesting. 

This volume is a murder mystery and Mechankia is helping to solve the puzzle of who done it in order to save her own skin and help out a friend. This part of the story steps back from her background and overall missions and we get more background on Dr. Lewis, her close, often drunk friend, and it was refreshing to finally learn more about him.

The story is woven pretty well, some things were predictable but other parts were very surprising and I really liked the mystery and conclusion. As always Mechanika is sexualized and I am not a huge fan of that but that is how she has always been drawn. 

Overall this was another great addition to the series and I really enjoy them a lot. If you are looking for a kick-butt female heroine and a steampunky setting - these could be for you. But be warned - there is a lot of violence and death.

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