I admit, I don't really know much about steampunk. I have only really read one book set in the blending of worlds, that that was only because it was the story of a set of characters that I had been dying to read.
I started reading the Crimson City series a while back, when the first book came out, and I HAD to find out how everything worked out for Marius and Jill. So, when I found out their story was coming out, I was thrilled!
Then, I went to the author's website and found that the author had started dabling in steampink, and the newest book was going to be a blend of the standards of the Crimson City series and her new steampunk writings.
Despite not knowing anything about it, I gave it a try. And to be honest, I am still not certain what I think.
I like the added tech, but at the same time, I have a hard time setting aside the jerk reflexes that nag at me that it isn't realistic to the time. Kind of like in historicals when the characters bath nightly.
Is it something I see myself dabbling in? Not really. I am just not much on historicals, either reading or writing them.
But I might be tempted to read another steampunk story or two, depending on the author and the motivation.