I enjoy steampunk, and this was a fun, adventure. I would definitely classify it as young adult, but it is still a great story. I enjoyed the worlbuilding, and how the characters had to try to make a living, after Seattle had been quarantined. The one annoying thing for me, however, was the constant switching back and forth of the story between Briar and her son Zeke. Just when the story got to something interesting, it would switch to the other character. And when it finally switched back, I had trouble remembering what had happened from that character's point of view.