Friday, October 17, 2014

[Review]: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

Title: The Clockwork Scarab
Series: Stoker & Holmes
Author: Colleen Gleason
Genre: Historical Fiction/ Young Adult
Release Date: September 17, 2013

I received this book from Chronicle Books, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you’re the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And when two society girls go missing, there’s no one more qualified to investigate.

Now fierce Evaline and logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, navigate the advances of not just one but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve murder with only one clue: a strange Egyptian scarab. The stakes are high. If Stoker and Holmes don’t unravel why the belles of London society are in such danger, they’ll become the next victims.

Thoughts: Evaline Stoker, the sister of Bram Stoker and Mina Holmes the niece of Sherlock Holmes. What a unique and intriguing idea. This one has been on my list for a while. I loved it. Stoker and Holmes are a bit snippy with each other, but I found that to be so fun.  Both highly intelligent. They are so different from each other, but alike too. But neither can see how much they are alike.. or refuse to see it.  I absolutely loved the Gardella connection.  The Clockwork Scarab set in Victorian London 1889.  I found it to be wonderful read. From the characters and plot to the delicious descriptions.  If your a fan of Steampunk or Ms. Gleason's Gardella series definitely check this book out.

Score: 4 Stars

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Stoker & Holmes:
The Clockwork Scarab
The Spiritglass Charade

Gardella Vampire Hunters:
The Rest Falls Away
Rises the Night
The Bleeding Dusk
When Twilight Burns
As Shadows Fade

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