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Friday, November 28, 2014

The Spiritglass Charade (YA)


Book #112 Read in 2014
The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason (YA)

This is the second book in a young adult steampunk series.  This series features the niece of Sherlock Holmes, Mina, and the sister of Bran Stoker, Evaline.  The two pair up to solve mysteries of a supernatural nature using their talents of intelligence, bravery and the occasional vampire slaying.  In this book, a young lady is trying to find her missing brother and is convinced that her dead mother is trying to help her do so.  But is someone trying to make her believe that she is crazy?  Additionally, vampires have returned to London and have begun preying on victims.

I enjoy this series a lot.  The steampunk element (modern things set in past times) is not jarring but well done.  The pair of main characters are gutsy and smart.  The mystery was well done and had good twists and turns.  I hope there will more in this series. 

I received an e-ARC of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for a honest review.

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