by Evangeline Denmark
Curio is a first for me I’ve never read any Steampunk world style books. I might have to change that I really enjoyed the world that Evangeline Denmark created. The characters are well developed, ones you really get to know. I would describe the world of Curio as kinda a cross between the island of misfit toys with the Porcies and Tocks and all the magic of alchemist. Grey is a strong girl who is a bit lost and not sure what to believe or thing anymore since this world she is such a part of has been kept secret from her up until it all unravels. They had no choice but to plunge her feet first into the world of Curio, and she will have to navigate it and figure out who she can trust and what to believe. I hope the world of Curio continues it was such a great book and I hope this wasn’t the end and that it continues. Evangeline is a very descriptive storyteller and creates not only 1 world but 2 and you will be able to visualize both so well. I would love to see this on the big screen or even the small screen. Curio is a clean book with no adult situations and a handful of violent scenes that are described in detail but would not turn off the squeamish reader but needed to understand the story more. The Cover is what will grab you, I mean look at it so beautiful and the story is what will hold you it is simply stunning.
summary: In this steampunk-flavored YA novel by Evangeline Denmark, Grey has a secret the Chemists who rule her town can never know. But when her best friend is taken for punishment, Grey risks everything—and finds herself in a world hidden within a curio cabinet, where porcelain and clockwork people are real, and her secret has far-reaching consequences.
Download the prequel to Curio for FREE through the end of January 2016: Mark of Blood and Alchemy through Barnes and Noble , Amazon or iBooks (review coming, I got Curio before I knew about Mark of Blood and Alchemy. So I’m reading them out of order)
summary: In this novella prequel to the YA fantasy novel Curio by Evangeline Denmark, after losing his family to a devastating plague, Olan is saved by a group of “magickers” who are searching for the cure. But as he accompanies his rescuers to their alpine clinic, mysteries arise surrounding their potions and powers of alchemy. Especially after Olan notices a deep division forming between those who seek to defend the purity of the healing alchemical work and those who wish to wield it as a powerful weapon.
thank you Blink and Booklook Bloggers for sending me a copy of Curio. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the free book.