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She was a brilliant young clockwork engineer with information locked in her head that could overturn the powers that be. He was an aristocrat from a foreign land whose heart had grown cold from years of meeting women with an agenda. Their love would take time to form, but would one day burn brighter than a thousand stars. But after the flames of infatuation burned out, what She was a brilliant young clockwork engineer with information locked in her head that could overturn the powers that be. He was an aristocrat from a foreign land whose heart had grown cold from years of meeting women with an agenda. Their love would take time to form, but would one day burn brighter than a thousand stars. But after the flames of infatuation burned out, what would pull a rocket scientist and an oil baron together?

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She was a brilliant young clockwork engineer with information locked in her head that could overturn the powers that be. He was an aristocrat from a foreign land whose heart had grown cold from years of meeting women with an agenda. Their love would take time to form, but would one day burn brighter than a thousand stars. But after the flames of infatuation burned out, what She was a brilliant young clockwork engineer with information locked in her head that could overturn the powers that be. He was an aristocrat from a foreign land whose heart had grown cold from years of meeting women with an agenda. Their love would take time to form, but would one day burn brighter than a thousand stars. But after the flames of infatuation burned out, what would pull a rocket scientist and an oil baron together?

39 review for The Rocket Girl's Tale

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bryan

    I won a copy of K. Hippolite's "The Rocket Girls Tale" from Goodreads. I enjoyed it more than most books I've read (I'm not much of a reader, usually only comics, so the fact that I read it is saying quite a bit). Reiki is an interesting character and I really liked that she has cryokinetic abilities; that is so White Walkerish and helped me to enjoy the story more. I would read more books by this author. Oh, and I really liked the book cover as well! :)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Noelle Walsh

    I found this book to be really intriguing. While there were certain parts that were a bit slow, this story was engaging. With characters you don't see with much frequency in this genre, there were times it really felt fresh. There shouldn't be too much trouble getting into this book. *won as a GoodReads Giveaway*

  3. 5 out of 5

    John

    Been a while since I've read a book that was just plain fun to read. Reiki, our heroine, is a fiesty, spunky freckled just this side of buxom redhead (sic), who immediately brings to mind Merida from Disney's Brave. She's smart enough to almost make it into the Moon Launch Program, but fate has something different in mind. Thanks to the enhancements of modern technology she's also a Cryokinetic- possessing the ability to freeze things. Arthur Galenden is a rakish dilettante, upper crust through Been a while since I've read a book that was just plain fun to read. Reiki, our heroine, is a fiesty, spunky freckled just this side of buxom redhead (sic), who immediately brings to mind Merida from Disney's Brave. She's smart enough to almost make it into the Moon Launch Program, but fate has something different in mind. Thanks to the enhancements of modern technology she's also a Cryokinetic- possessing the ability to freeze things. Arthur Galenden is a rakish dilettante, upper crust through and through, his family's fortune lying in oil and his skills mainly in negotiation of the treacherous political waters of polite society. Seeking a diversion from just such tedium, his chance encounter with Reiki will change everything. Reiki and Arthur have instant chemistry- and not that UF/PNR Chemistry aka "He's Sexy + She's Sexy= We're Soulmates" crud. They connect both intellectually and physically, making their mutual attraction feel natural and something you can relate to. But the real fun lies in the dialogue. Beyond all the adventure, action and romance the political/social intrigues are the best thing about it. Watching Arthur's navigation of these shark-infested waters is especially entertaining and the inner monologues that accompany every character's machinations are witty, clever and anyone who's ever been in a socially awkward situation will find it hard not to identify with them. Author K. Hippolite truly has a way with words, crafting some engaging, amusing scenes that are at the heart of the story. The only real drawback here is the incomplete worldbuilding. Not that it isn't vivid, descriptive and full of imagination, it doesn't exactly explain things. The world they inhabit is a place that's not quite Earth- which is fine- but more details would've made it fully realized instead of being just enough to tell the tale. No sense of history is given, no idea of how things developed and it kind of makes you feel like the story's happening within a vacuum. Rocket Girl's Tale is one of those that's a breath of fresh air in an over-saturated genre. Check it out.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Pratr- Authors

    I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock. I enjoyed this fantasy story immensely. Reiki is an incredibly intelligent commoner in a world full of intrigue. When she stumbles across secrets she has to go on instinct to survive. Arthur is a high family member and all he wants is Reiki. The author creates an amazing girl filled with the past, the future, the possible and the impossible. It's like looking through a kaleidoscope. The story line has everythi I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock. I enjoyed this fantasy story immensely. Reiki is an incredibly intelligent commoner in a world full of intrigue. When she stumbles across secrets she has to go on instinct to survive. Arthur is a high family member and all he wants is Reiki. The author creates an amazing girl filled with the past, the future, the possible and the impossible. It's like looking through a kaleidoscope. The story line has everything, intrigue, villians, heroes, amnesia and romance. All in all this was a great book although in some sections it felt a little tiring to read which is why i'm only giving it 4 fangs. If you like science fiction and fantasy with a side of romance this book is for you.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ginny

    I thought this book might be something one of my grandchildren could read. I tried reading it to see if it was appropriate but couldn't get into it. The size of the font was so small it was distracting.

  6. 4 out of 5

    James Lynam

  7. 4 out of 5

    Steven

  8. 5 out of 5

    Josh Taylor

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    I was very pleased by this free Goodreads book. I must admit that I was initially prejudiced against this book due to the cover art and the title, but Reiki's story comes shining through. This book seems to be set in a kind of steam-punk dystopian world that is rich with weird expectations of its people and Reiki is having a bad day that only seems to get worse when she comes in contact with Arthur. Reiki is so interesting, extremely intelligent, and loveable. Arthur, when you first meet him, see I was very pleased by this free Goodreads book. I must admit that I was initially prejudiced against this book due to the cover art and the title, but Reiki's story comes shining through. This book seems to be set in a kind of steam-punk dystopian world that is rich with weird expectations of its people and Reiki is having a bad day that only seems to get worse when she comes in contact with Arthur. Reiki is so interesting, extremely intelligent, and loveable. Arthur, when you first meet him, seems to be a guy people warn you about. He causes Reiki to become the target of an evil woman and an exciting book ensues. Adding to the plot of this book are the strange powers that some of the characters have and the political machinations for a rich experience. It is a very good read!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jeanette

  11. 5 out of 5

    Daniela

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nicola Fantom

  13. 4 out of 5

    Frederick Rotzien

  14. 4 out of 5

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  15. 5 out of 5

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  16. 4 out of 5

    Betty

  17. 5 out of 5

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    Richard Hicks

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  23. 4 out of 5

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  32. 4 out of 5

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  35. 4 out of 5

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  38. 5 out of 5

    Noavk

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