Other reviewers complained about this book being for teens only. Trash! A good story is a good story… and one that's smart and fun, even better! I am not ready to leave Steampuke London, or Mina & Evaline just yet… so I guess I'll be listening to this again, soon!
Not wanting to give anything away, I just loved the way Mina & Evaline butted heads in their efforts to work together. I loved the way the author let us be in both their heads, seeing through their eyes.
EVERYTHING!!! I've listened to Jayne before, as Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce (amazing books!) I have never read this author before, and gave it a try mostly because of Jayne Entwhistle! Great narration, great story!
If only I could, but I am sure that would be grounds for divorce.
What great characters Mina Holmes and Evaline Stoker are, and putting them in a Steampunk version of 1890's London, inspired! Now, where is Book 2!!!!!
I've listened to it twice so far, and it just keeps getting better. I've also listened to Linger and Forever, the other books in this trilogy. Maggie Stiefvater is a poet masquerading as a novelist! And, in the audiobooks you soon learn that she is also a musician!
Grace and Sam, of course! Without giving anything away, they are so polar opposites, but are meant for each other.
The beginning. No, it's the middle. No, no, it is definitely the ending!!!
AND NO, I will not spoil this book for anyone! Read It! It is ALL in the words. It is why some great books can never be translated into movies. It's the words.
I was hooked from the first chapter... and yes, there is some crying envolved. So if you don't like getting all emotional, don't read it.
I took a chance on a novelist I'd never heard of, by narrators I'd never listened to, in a genre of books (YA) that is not my age group, and I was greatly rewarded! There is nothing better than that! Thank you Audible! Thank you Maggie!!!
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