YA Fiction, Steampunk
I read The Inventor’s Secret, and I HAD to know what happened next.
This second installment picks up right where the last left off, and didn’t let up on the action. With Ash and Jack in New Orleans, Charlotte takes up the leadership roll to bring her friends safety to the haven of the Resistance. But, as she meets the Resistance she has so blindly followed her entire life, she begins to question its roll.
And Charlotte’s friend, Grave, is proving to be more mysterious by the day.
This book series has delivered everything I love in a book so far – characters that grow and develop, characters that kickass AND make mistakes, love interest, swashbuckling adventure, and a fast-pace and never leaves me wanting to skim. Oh, and did I mention the steampunk? No?
I love the steampunk nature of this series so far – it is a lovely addition to the plot and characters, but it doesn’t overwhelm the reader with explanation of technology and all that boring nonsense. I’m also in love with the twisting of history and the little nods to what could have happened if the Americans lost the American Revolution.
I love how the romance is present, but not center-stage. That’s how I love my romance – a as a subplot, and addition to the main plot, a supplement.
The Conjurer’s Riddle continued everything good about The Inventor’s Secret, and I give it another 5 out of 5.