The Shadow Revolution: Crown & Key by Clay Griffith
Edition: Mass Market PaperbackPrice: $6.47
This was not the most perfect blend of genres as it could have been. It mixed so many elements, (Steam punk, Speculative Fic, and horror) that at times I did not know if I was coming or going.
For fans of action packed books -you are going to LOVE this trilogy. I don't think a single chapter went by that this trio of magicians and fighters didn't get bloodied, kill something or escape something. In this book it seems to me that the author/s traded complex, likable, empathetic characters for the shock value of blood gore and really weird monster's. This is something that may appeal more to YA reader's.
However, I did see potential for the next books. This book did keep me turning pages (although towards the end I just started skimming through most of the fighting - it became repetitive to me) and I did want to see how it turned out.
Did I get a hint of romance in this too, or was I seeing something that wasn't there. I may have missed something between Kate and Simon that I was just hoping for!
*ARC supplied by publisher for review.