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Review: Red Handed by Gena Showalter

September 15th, 2014 Bridget Posted in Review No Comments »

Red HandedTitle: Red Handed

Author: Gena Showalter

Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Series: YA Alien Huntress (Book #1)

Publication Date: June 19, 2007

Format: Paperback, 288 Pages

ISBN-10: 1416532242 (MTV Books)

ISBN-13: 978-1416532248 (MTV Books)

Reviewed by: Bridget

Synopsis:

She’s been chosen to fight the elusive enemy among us….

Phoenix Germaine has been trying to earn back her mother’s trust after going into rehab and kicking Onadyn — the drug of choice for New Chicago teens. But when a party in the woods turns into an all-out battle with the most ferocious aliens Phoenix has never seen, she’s brought home in what appears to be an Onadyn-induced state. Hello, reform school.

Except, what her mother doesn’t know is that Phoenix has just been recruited to join the elite Alien Investigation and Removal agency, where she’ll learn to fight dirty, track hard, and destroy the enemy. Her professional training will be rigorous and dangerous, and the fact that one of her instructors is Ryan Stone — the drop-dead gorgeous, nineteen-year-old agent she met in the woods that night — doesn’t make things any easier. Especially when dating him is totally against the rules….

Wildly imaginative, action-packed, and thrilling, Red Handed launches Gena Showalter’s stunning new alien huntress series.

Quick & Dirty: Fun story with engaging characters, awesome writing, and tons of action. I would highly recommend this to any YA sci-fi fans that love aliens!

Opening Sentence: I’d always loved the night, where anything could happen and everything usually did.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Phoenix Germaine has a serious drug problem with Onadyn. It is a drug that was designed to help aliens deal with our oxygen levels, for humans it will give you the most amazing high. It is very addictive and once you start using it is almost impossible to stop. Phoenix has been to rehab twice and this time she is determined to stay clean. But one night she decides to go out with her friends to a party, and things go terribly wrong when a bunch of hostile aliens show up. Phoenix ends up being taken home and it looks like she is high as a kite. Her mother decides to send her to reform school because she just doesn’t know what else to do.

But it turns out the Phoenix has actually been recruited to join A.I.R., a secret agency that hunts down dangerous aliens and protects humans from them. Aliens have been a part of the world for a long time now and most people think that they are completely harmless, but A.I.R. knows better. Most aliens do live on earth peacefully and the government wants the general public to ignore any of the dangerous ones so they don’t cause problems with the peaceful aliens. At the school Phoenix will be taught how to fight, track, and eliminate any threat from aliens. She has finally found where she belongs, but this school has very strict rules and if you break any of them you will be kicked out. This isn’t a problem until Phoenix realizes that one of her instructors is the gorgeous Ryan Stone, one of the guys that helped rescue her friends in the woods, and student/instructor relationships is very much against the rules.

Phoenix was a great heroine that I liked instantly! She was feisty, smart and determined. I loved that she has a rough past and has made some really bad decisions, it made her feel more human. She has owned up to her mistakes and is doing everything in her power to change herself. I respect her for being so strong when it came to her addiction and making something of herself. She has a fun spunky attitude and is one of those people that always has a comeback. She was so easy to like and I am glad I got to read her story.

Ryan was a sexy love interest, but I felt that I didn’t really get to know him very well. He’s not in the book a whole lot and the few moments where he is you don’t really get to learn about him. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t like him because I did, he was interesting and drop dead gorgeous so what’s not to like. His relationship with Phoenix was full of great sexual tension and they had awesome chemistry. I wish I would have been able to know more about his background just so I could have connected with him better, but he was still a very fun character.

Red Handed was a very quick read full of action, romance, and fun characters. It is one of those books that you pick up and just fly right through it. I wouldn’t say that there was a ton of substance to the story but it was still very entertaining. While I did enjoy the romance it did have a slightly instalove feel to it, and I wish it would have been a little more developed. I am actually fairly new to Showalter’s works but everything I have read by her so far has been fantastic. I love her writing, it is quirky, creative, sexy, and just fun. This is a YA spinoff of Showalter’s adult Alien Huntress series, but this can be read completely separate. I personally haven’t read the adult series but I know that some of the same characters appear in the story, so if you were a fan of Alien Huntress series I would recommend you give this one a try. Also, if you are just a YA sci-fi fan and are looking for a great read you should check this one out.

Notable Scene:

I was once again alone with Ryan—who I wasn’t sure I liked. He was too bossy, too arrogant, too everything. But I knew I liked to look at him. He was a (sexy) mystery, a (beautiful) confusing puzzle.

“What’s your name?” he asked me. His blue eyes were swirling, churning. Like an ocean tempest.

“Phoenix.”

“Cute,” he said.

“You wouldn’t think so if it was your name,” I grumbled.

His lips twitched into a smile. (I was talking about you, not the name. But I like that, too.”

Young Adult Alien Huntress Series:

1. Red Handed

2. Blacklisted

FTC Advisory:  MTV Books/Simon & Schuster provided me with a copy of Red Handed. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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Review: Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley

September 15th, 2014 Bridget Posted in Review No Comments »

Rites of PassageTitle: Rites of Passage

Author: Joy N. Hensley

Genre: YA Contemporary

Series: N/A

Publication Date: September 9, 2014

Format: Hardcover, 416 Pages

ISBN-10: 0062295195 (HarperTeen)

ISBN-13: 978-0062295194 (HarperTeen)

Reviewed by: Bridget

Synopsis:

Sam McKenna’s never turned down a dare. And she’s not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died.

So Sam joins the first-ever class of girls at the prestigious Denmark Military Academy. She’s expecting push-ups and long runs, rope climbing and mud-crawling. As a military brat, she can handle an obstacle course just as well as the boys. She’s even expecting the hostility she gets from some of the cadets who don’t think girls belong there. What she’s not expecting is her fiery attraction to her drill sergeant. But dating is strictly forbidden and Sam won’t risk her future, or the dare, on something so petty…no matter how much she wants him.

As Sam struggles to prove herself, she discovers that some of the boys don’t just want her gone—they will stop at nothing to drive her out. When their petty threats turn to brutal hazing, bleeding into every corner of her life, she realizes they are not acting alone. A decades-old secret society is alive and active… and determined to force her out.
At any cost.

Now time’s running short. Sam must decide who she can trust…and choosing the wrong person could have deadly consequences.

Quick & Dirty: Inspirational story that I couldn’t put down. With its amazing characters, adorable romance, and heart wrenching emotion this is one of the best books I have read all year.

Opening Sentence: I’M PHYSICALLY INCAPABLE OF SAYING NO TO A DARE—I’VE got the scars and broken bone count to prove it.

Excerpt: No

The Review:

Sam McKenna has decided to join the first ever group of girls to attend the prestigious Denmark Military Academy. Until this year the school has only allowed boys into the school, but Sam’s older brother dared her to go. Sam has never been good at turning down a dare and this one is even more important since it was the last one her brother gave her before he died.

Sam grew up in a military family so she knows what is expected of her physically but she never planned on everything else. First off, any kind of relationship with any of the other students is completely prohibited which Sam is totally fine with until she starts falling for her drill sergeant. She knew that there were going to be other students that wouldn’t want her to succeed, but she had no idea what lengths they would go to make her leave. Sam would do anything to prove that she has what it takes, but how much can she handle before she breaks?

Sam is one of those girls you can’t help but admire and respect. She has taken on a huge task and it amazed me how well she handled everything that was thrown at her. She is tough as nail and proves time and time again that she is just as good as any of the boys. But she also has some very girly moments that helped remind me that she is very much a teenage girl. From the moment I met her I was instantly rooting for her, but that doesn’t mean that she was a perfect. She had some flaws, especially when it comes to asking others for help and she is extremely stubborn. I loved being inside her head and I think she a very inspirational character.

Thinking about Drill makes me melt inside. He is the epitome of what I think a hot army man should be. Not only does he have an amazing body and rugged good looks, he also is a great man with a big heart. He really takes to heart that your Company is your family and I loved he treated the girls like they belonged just as much as anyone else. He is super protective of all of his recruits, including the girls, but he doesn’t baby them either. He pushes them to be the best because he actually believes that they can be the best. If someone is struggling he takes time out of his busy schedule to help which just goes to prove how amazing he is. I could seriously go on and on about how wonderful he is, so I am going to stop. But if you can’t already tell, I am madly in love with Drill and he has become one of my favorite book boys ever!

I have to designate part of this review to the fantastic romance. The thing I loved most about Sam and Drill’s relationship is that it isn’t based just off of physical attraction. Initially it started as a deep respect and admiration for each other. Eventually it turned into something more, but this is honestly the best way to start a long lasting relationship with anyone.  That doesn’t mean that they don’t have amazing chemistry because trust me, there are some pretty intense moments between them where the sexual tension is running sky high!!!  The development was done perfectly and they have become one of my all time favorite couples!

Rites of Passage is an inspirational story that tugs at your heart strings, but it is also extremely entertaining. You have adorable romance, crazy drama, and a few suspenseful moments as well. I will admit that it did take me a little bit to get into the story, but once I was hooked I couldn’t put it down. The other thing that was so great is that I have personally never read a YA book that has taken place at a military school and it really worked for me. I love that Hensley tackled a bunch of sensitive subjects and implemented them into such a wonderful story. I feel like everyone can find something to connect with in the story and that is really rare. Whether it be that you are a minority, or a different race, or a girl trying to do something only boys do, it doesn’t matter, if you are willing to put in the work you can make any of your dreams come true. Hensley’s writing is phenomenal and I can’t believe this is her debut novel. I can personally say that she has a fan for life in me and I will gladly read anything else she writes. While the ending of this was very satisfying there is a possibility that there may be more which I really hope there is. If you are looking for a fun, clean contemporary romance this is a must read for you!

Notable Scene:

“Alpha, lower your left hand onto the hand of the recruit buddy to your left. Lean your shoulder into him. Let him support you.”

And just like that, Drill is there, a rock to lean against. I lean into his shoulder, easing some of the pain. I support Nix to my right, his body heavy on my shoulder. We all shake, we all sweat, including

Drill, who did every exercise with us tonight.

“Now listen to the words of the song. You are Alpha. You eat together, breathe together. You live together and you die together. Never forget that. Feel the weight of your recruit buddy. Know that you are holding him up. Feel the weakness in your own muscles. Know that you would not still be up if your recruit buddy wasn’t helping you. This year is all about you becoming a unit. You will ‘all go down together!’” His words echo the chorus of the song.

My eyes sting, and Nix, who never cries, no matter how bad the smoke shows get, sniffles to my right. I’m not alone in this moment and Drill is fully responsible.

“Thank you,” I whisper as the music fades.

He leans closer to me. “You belong here. Don’t let anyone tell you different.”

FTC Advisory:  HarperTeen provided me with a copy of Rites of Passage.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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Early Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

September 13th, 2014 Bridget Posted in Review No Comments »

A Thousand Pieces of YouTitle: A Thousand Pieces of You

Author: Claudia Gray

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Series: Firebird (Book #1)

Publication Date: November 4, 2014

Format: Hardcover, 368 Pages

ISBN-10: 0062278967 (HarperTeen)

ISBN-13: 978-0062278968 (HarperTeen)

Reviewed by: Bridget

Synopsis:

Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

Quick & Dirty: One of the best science fiction books I have ever read. From the moment I picked up A Thousand Pieces of You I was captivated and I loved every minute of it!

Opening Sentence: My hands shake as I brace myself against the brick wall.

Excerpt: No

The Review:

Marguerite Caine is a seventeen year old girl that has crazy smart parents. Both of them are physicists and for years they have been working on inventing a device, known as the Firebird, that will allow you to travel between all the different parallel worlds. Just recently they had a breakthrough and the Firebird is finally ready to test. But before they have the opportunity to try it Marguerite’s father is murdered by her parents long time assistant, Paul. Paul steals the Firebird and jumps into another dimension in order to escape.

Marguerite won’t allow her father’s murderer to go unpunished so she decides to follow Paul through the different worlds in order to bring justice to her family. Luckily she doesn’t have to go alone, Theo her parents other assistant, goes with her to the different universes. Each world is different, some more than others, but it seems that there are certain things that remain the same no matter what dimension Marguerite ends up in. Each time she runs into Paul she begins to doubt his guilt, and soon she doesn’t know what to believe or how she should feel. As things start to unravel she realizes that nothing was what it seemed.

Marguerite was a wonderful protagonist with a fun personality. I think the main thing I loved about her was the fact that she was so different from everyone else in her life. While all her family and friends were scientists she was an artist. She looked at life so differently from everyone else and that really made her stand out. But that also made her feel out of place a lot of times in her life. She never felt as smart or important as everyone else, which is something a lot of teenagers go through in life. She grows so much as a character and even though she doesn’t always make the best decisions she always tries to make them for the right reasons. I thought that she was very easy to connect with and I can’t wait to read more of her story!

I am not going to go into detail about the boys because I don’t want to spoil anything but I will say a couple things about each of them. First you are introduced to Theo, a charismatic, flirtatious young man that everyone loves. He is the type of person that will go far because he knows how to charm people and he works hard. Next up you have Paul, a very reserved, shy guy that always speaks what’s on his mind whether it is offensive or not. He isn’t easy to get to know and even though he is awkward socially he actually has a very big heart. I loved each boy so much but only one stole my heart!

A Thousand Pieces of You was a wonderfully written story that captivated me from the very first page. Lately I feel like there have been multiple young adult books released that feature parallel worlds, but Grey had her own unique spin to the concept. She focused on the scientific aspect of the idea and it actually made it seem much more believable then other books I have read that featured parallel worlds. It also made it a lot less confusing then other books I have read which I really appreciated. Because they travel to multiple worlds there are many different settings which I loved because you got to discover all the different versions of what the world could be like depending on the choices you make. With the suspense, action adventure, and sexy romance this book was almost impossible to put down. I also have to say that this is by far my favorite cover of 2014 and it fits the book perfectly. Pretty much everything about this story was done perfectly and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I would highly recommend this to anyone that is a young adult sci-fi or romance fan, you will not be disappointed.

Notable Scene:

I meant it when I said I didn’t believe in love at first sight. It takes time to really, truly fall for someone. Yet I believe in a moment. A moment when you glimpse the truth within someone, and they glimpse the truth within you. In that moment, you don’t belong to yourself any longer, not completely. Part of you belongs to him; part of him belongs to you. After that, you can’t take it back, no matter how much you want to, no matter how hard you try.

Firebird Series:

1. A Thousand Pieces of You (November 4, 2014)

FTC Advisory:  HarperTeen provided me with a copy of A Thousand Pieces of You. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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Early Review: Made for You by Melissa Marr

September 13th, 2014 Bridget Posted in Review No Comments »

Made For YouTitle: Made for You

Author: Melissa Marr

Genre: YA Thriller/Mystery

Series: N/A

Publication Date: September 16, 2014

Format: Hardcover, 368 Pages

ISBN-10: 0062011197 (HarperTeen)

ISBN-13: 978-0062011190 (HarperTeen)

Reviewed by: Bridget

Synopsis:

Bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely books Melissa Marr’s first contemporary YA novel is a twisted southern gothic tale of obsession, romance, and murder. A killer is obsessed with Eva Tilling. Can she stop him, or will he claim her?

When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive. But while Eva and Nate grow closer, the killer grows increasingly frantic in his attempt to get to Eva.

For the first time, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr has applied her extraordinary talent to contemporary realism. Chilling twists, unrequited obsession, and high-stakes romance drive this Gothic, racy thriller—a story of small-town oppression and salvation. Melissa’s fans, and every YA reader, will find its wild ride enthralling.

Quick & Dirty: Dark, creepy story that will keep you up all night! If you are a young adult thriller fan you are in for a real treat with Made for You!

Opening Sentence: “DID YOU SEE HER?”

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Eva Tilling is the epitome of a southern belle. She grew up in the small town of Jessup, North Carolina where her parents are practically a King and Queen. Everyone loved Eva and no one could ever believe that anyone would ever want to hurt her. But when she is hit by a car and left for dead everyone starts to wonder if someone would very much like to hurt her. While Eva was hurt pretty badly and her once beautiful face will be left scared, that’s not the only thing she got from the accident. She now has this strange new ability to foresee the deaths of anyone who touches her.

While in the hospital trying to recover she rekindles her friendship with her childhood friend Nate. They haven’t talked for years but Eva has never quite gotten over her crush she has had on him for years. Things seem to be looking up until another accident occurs, killing one of Eva’s fellow students. Could both be accidents or is there a killer on the loose? Soon the body count goes up and the killer is sending messages to Eva. Will she be able to figure out who in her tiny town tried to kill her before someone she loves becomes his next victim?

For the most part I really liked Eva as a character. She was a sweet girl that has had to deal with some pretty traumatic things lately and surprisingly she handles everything really well. She grew up with parents that were never around much so she has always had to rely on herself and a few close friends. Her family had a lot of money and she was pretty much regarded as royalty in the small town she grew up in. Because of that she was expected to act a certain way and hang out with certain people. The one thing I didn’t love about Eva was how passive she was in her own life. She lets everyone else dictate her life and that was hard for me to relate too. As the story goes on she does get way better but I would have liked to have seen a little more from her. Overall, I liked her and thought she was a fun character.

Nate was a cute boy that was swoon worthy, but I felt that his relationship with Eva seemed a little forced and very rushed. I realize they have known each other since they were little kids but they haven’t talked to each other for years. To me I thought that things should have progressed a little slower between them, but instead it was like the last two years of their life never even happened. They go from not talking to a couple in a matter of days which I thought was really unrealistic. Also, I never understood why Nate acted the way he did and it was never really explained which frustrated me. While I didn’t love how fast it moved, I did think that they were an adorable couple and as a love interest I thought Nate was perfectly done.

I have to dedicate a paragraph to the villain in the story. He is known as The Judge and he was seriously so creepy! I thought that the parts of the book that were told from his POV were brilliant. It made the story feel way more real and I’m not going to lie, it really freaked me out when I would read what he was thinking. I can only imagine what it would be like to be in a real serial killers head, but I bet Marr hit it pretty close with Judge.

Made for You was a fast paced thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat! From the first moment I picked this book up I had a hard time putting it down. I will admit I wasn’t too surprised on who the killer ended up being, but I didn’t figure it out right away which is a plus. I really enjoyed the entire cast of characters. Marr did a wonderful job fleshing them all out and making me care about each one of them. Marr’s writing is phenomenal and easy to get lost in. Surprisingly this is actually the first book I have read by Marr, but after reading it I am certainly more eager to pick up her other works. Overall, I thought that this was a great young adult mystery and I would highly recommend it to anyone that is looking for a great thriller that will keep you up at night!

Notable Scene:

I drive past her house as I have for months, not so often that anyone would notice, but frequently enough to keep myself calm. Seeing a glimpse of her has always filled me with a sort of peace that is too hard to find. These past days while she was in the hospital, I had to pretend that she was inside, that there was a chance she could come to the window. Sometimes though, I had to drive to the hospital in Durham. Being so far away from her for this many days has been more difficult than I could’ve imagined. I’m glad she didn’t die. I’m not sure how I’ll cope if she still has to die. The fear of her loss cripples me briefly, and I know that I have to do a good job. She has to understand the messages, and she has to obey them.  Anything less will mean I have to finish killing her. I don’t want that. I’ve never wanted that. She’s made for me, my perfect match.

“And I was made for you,” I tell her as I glance at the window of her room.

FTC Advisory:  HarperTeen provided me with a copy of Made for You.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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Review: Camelot Burning by Kathryn Rose

September 11th, 2014 Angela Posted in Review No Comments »

Camelot BurningTitle: Camelot Burning

Author: Kathryn Rose

Genre: YA Steampunk

Series: Metal & Lace (Book #1)

Publication Date: May 8, 2014

Format: Paperback, 408 Pages

ISBN-10: 0738739677 (Flux)

ISBN-13: 978-0738739670 (Flux)

Reviewed by: Candy

Synopsis:

By day, Vivienne is Guinevere’s lady-in-waiting. By night, she’s Merlin’s secret apprentice, indulging in the new mechanical arts and science of alchemy. It’s a preferred distraction from Camelot’s gossipy nobility, roguish knights, and Lancelot’s athletic new squire, Marcus, who will follow in all knights’ footsteps by taking a rather inconvenient vow of chastity.

More than anything, Vivienne longs to escape Camelot for a future that wouldn’t include needlework or marriage to a boorish lord or dandy. But when King Arthur’s sorceress sister, Morgan le Fay, threatens Camelot, Vivienne must stay to help Merlin build a steam-powered weapon to defeat the dark magic machine Morgan will set upon the castle. Because if Camelot falls, Morgan would be that much closer to finding the elusive Holy Grail. Time is running out and Morgan draws near, and if Vivienne doesn’t have Merlin’s weapon ready soon, lives would pay the price, including that of Marcus, the only one fast enough to activate it on the battlefield.

Quick & Dirty: This is a story of Camelot like you have never heard before. Add all the characters from the original story and then add alchemy and steam punk to it. Plus a wonderful heroine in Vivienne who may have to sacrifice all she has ever wanted to keep the kingdom safe.

Opening Sentence: When a mechanical falcon takes flight from Merlin’s tower, it means the sorcerer is bored or drunk on absinthe.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

This was a very unique twist to the tale of King Arthur and his kingdom, Camelot. Vivienne the handmaid to Guinevere and the secret apprentice to the one time sorcerer Merlin, must use all her skills with alchemy and machines to save Camelot from King Arthur’s sister Morgan le Fay. Morgan will do all in her magical powers to take the kingdom from her brother and put their son Mordred on the throne. Vivienne may have to give up all she holds dear, including the love of her life or her life itself to stop Morgan’s evil plans.

At first I wasn’t sure if I would like Vivienne. She never seemed happy with her life. She is a girl from a well to do family but bemoans her status because it comes with obligations. In a way I can understand, because who wants to have no control of her life and have to do whatever is asked of her. On the other hand she has a family who cares for her, a secure place as the queen’s handmaid and a secret job that she loves. As the story progressed though I came to like Vivienne. Throughout the story Vivienne wants out of Camelot and dreams of finding her way out, but when Camelot needs her she stays and fights for what she believes in even when it might mean losing everything. Also in the face of danger she did not run and hide, instead she stands her ground and fights Morgan even though Morgan wants nothing more than to get her hands on Vivienne.

I usually do not like books that deal with predefined stories but I really liked this story. Adding the steampunk made it seem new and exciting. Also the fact that King Arthur or one of the Major characters is not the main character also helps. You get to see the fall of Camelot through someone else’s eyes. I also thought that with the magic involved it was a very unique concept to add alchemy to what caused the downfall. At first I thought that would take from the story but it made the story new. I am now hoping that there is going to be a new book and I can’t wait to read it if there is one. I recommend this book to lovers of the King Arthur legend and also to steampunk lovers. If you have a fondness for alchemy this book is full of it.

Notable Scene:

“This is the birthplace of Camelot. A geographical crossroads between the old age of magic and the new era of mechanical arts. The founders lie in the caskets around these walls. Here is also the origin of the greatest weapon Camelot will ever know.” He regards the iron dragon’s skeleton.

Metal & Lace Series:

1. Camelot Burning

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FTC Advisory: Flux provided me with a copy of Camelot Burning. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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