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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Clockwork Scarab (YA)

Book #10 Read in 2014
The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason (YA)

This is a novel where the main characters are Mina Holmes, niece of Sherlock, and Evaline Stoker, sister of Bram.  In this steampunk young adult novel, the two are pressed into service to find out why young socialites are turning up dead.  Both girls bring a set of skills to the investigation--Mina, her brains and Evaline, her vampire slayer strength and speed.  The two try to figure out how to work together, in order to save other socialites from being killed. 

I enjoyed this novel a lot and hope that there is more in this series.  The two main characters were well written and interesting.  The steampunk element was subtle and well-connected to the plot.  Secondary characters such as Dylan and Pix were engaging.  I recommend it.

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