The Bridge of Dead Things
on April 10, 2013
I loved this book. As soon as I saw it was about Victorian mediums and seances I knew I had to have it. I read the sample I downloaded in one sitting then downloaded the whole thing. I had some misgivings that a few of the storylines seemed to peter out near the beginning but I was wrong to worry. They all resurfaced as the plot twists developed and were nicely tied up by the end.
Lizzie Blaylock makes a feisty young protagonist and all the characters really leapt off the page. They’re charming, funny, flawed and frustrating in turns. I loved Albert. I even loved to hate the awful Violet.
Be warned: this is not your average YA paranormal. There isn’t a vampire or were in sight. Nor is there even a sniff of steampunk about the Victorian setting. But it’s a real page turner with a great story. I was dreading reaching the end. My one consolation is there’s apparently a second book on the way. Till then you know what I’ll be rereading.
The Scarab Heart
on Oct. 23, 2013
The story starts quite slowly but as soon as the wind begins to blow in Ancient Egypt it quickly becomes a hurricane that will not stop. An awesome blend of history, mystery and love story in turns. I loved the first book but OMG even if some of my favourite characters don’t make a reappearance in this one, I think it’s better. Can’t wait for the third.