Fun paranormal Steampunk!
My favorite is the classic detective, Sherlock Holmes. Although he only briefly appears in this story, he is responsible for igniting this plot for the young slueth's story.
She provides dimension and emotion to the characters.
This was my first read by Kailin Gow; I was pleasantly surprised by the first of the Steampunk Scarlett series.
Paranormal, Steampunk, Amateur-Mystery, Young Adult series.
What a delectable vampire, gorgeous gypsy man, chivalrous English gentleman and the most noted detective of all-time have in common?
Miss Scarlett Seely, a young woman seventeen and of proper breeding, is one who has been exposed to many peculiarities in her short lifetime. She has traveled to Egypt and is accompanying her parents on an excavation in Egypt. Having been afforded exposure to intriguing and exotic lands due to her parents obsession, passion and careers as antiquarians, she appreciates their passion -- just not their excitement. Scarlett never understood why they would want to seek the past. It is 1890 and her future awaits. She longs for adventure, preferably in London. Serendipity lends a hand. No sooner than her contemplation of what adventures were transpiring without her - she receives a telegram. A long time friend and associate of her parents, Sherlock Holmes, has requested her presence and assistance, in London, on a matter of great urgency. Obtaining a quick blessing of approval from her parents and she was off. The moment Scarlett steps off her train her adventures begin...
This story is full of dashingly handsome young gentlemen tripping over one another. All trying to protect this beauty, Miss Seely, from all the unknown dangers that lurk in the mist and darkness. Scarlett has a unique "gift" or ability that comes in handy for this particular case of Mr. Holmes'. Scarlett strong-willed, hard headed and determined to prove herself an invaluable, capable asset to Mr. Holmes. She will rush head-long into this case, devil be damned, delving into the unknown sides of London. Even she may be surprised at what secrets London is holding.
This story is one I found myself captivated by. Although it may have some predictability, it definitely is a fun read. The love triangle is more of a square, not all is as it seems. How many young women would love to have so many men trying to rescue them?
Lindsay Cumming's debut novel is the next addictive YA dystopian. Although it started a little slow, it picks up and the pace and doesn't slow. Just as you think you have figured it out - you haven't. I can't wait for the next twist she has for us.
Overall, I enjoyed the concept of Branded, but found myself wanting to slap some sense into the characters. Not that the writing was "bad", but rushed and horribly contradicting. The story and characters were bordering on stale. Their relationships are flimsy at best. Muddled by continuous contradiction, the plot was liberally peppered with underdeveloped characters, relationships, actions, inactions and thoughts. The antagonist little more than background noise with minimal insight and/or understanding of his driving motivations thus making the climax anticlimatic. The positive is that they allude to potential duplicity, revelations and possibility. Although, I may not consider this worthy of more than 3 stars for the first installment of the series, I believe the next book will be worthy of attention.
One of the most creative stories I have read. Be ready to be launched off a cliff, dangling with suspense, frustration and anticipation for book 4!!!
The story of the Lady of Devices continues with new adventures, reunions, separations and opportunities for this flock.
I really enjoyed this book, however, it was a huge SPOILER for the first book in the series. It took away the entire element of suspense and excitement for the main character as she unravels the mystery of Daemon Black.
Rebecca Gibel or maybe Tavia Gilbert. Justine Eyre is great but her narration for this particular series doesn't seem to fit quite right.
Narrator to start. Better storyline altogether.
Gabra Zackman, Cynthia Halloway, Loreli King, Marguerite Gavin or Tavia Gilbert.
A couple of the S&M scenes. Way too many for audio especially with the lack of talent by the narrator.
The critics like this?!?! I should have know it would have been horrid then!! This was the Twilight series in XXX form. The narrator was as painful to listen to as the plot. It mirrored Twilight in almost every aspect but with S&M. If you are determined to explore 50 Shades then I highly recommend you purchase a hard copy to read. At least you can skim the pages because its not worth enduring the agony of this performance. I was not impressed at all. If you are a sadist looking for torture and pain this is the book for you.
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