by Kailin Gow
I found this little beauty at a friends of the library bookstore. I had never heard of it, but liked the cover, so here we are 🙂
This YA book was tons of action, a smattering of Sherlock Holmes, Victorian England and lots of paranormal activity. Once Scarlett lands, there is no resting, barely a meal, a couple of love interests, some steamy kissing and many revelations. It is a super fast, entertaining and lively. Quite the rollicking adventure though not a lot of steampunk gadgets, but the feeling was there and there is a power struggle.
The one thing that was irritating is that all the guys Scarlett meets think she is so special, as a love interest, I think there end up being four interested in her!?! Also, the vampires don’t really act their age…a little “boys will be boys” I guess? 🙂 But like I said, the book flies so you roll your eyes a little and quickly move on. As a teenager I would have eaten it up, but now that I am old and jaded I have to scoff a bit. lol
So, an excellent start to a new series. The story has just begun, the players made their moves and the game is afoot. You never know who is being truthful and who isn’t, I am sure more revelations will happen as the story progresses, which means it is twisty and will contain a few surprises. 3.5 stars in a clockwork pendant. The gears turn but it runs on magic.