Thursday, February 26, 2015

Book Review: The Spiritglass Charade

TITLE: The Spiritglass Charade
Book 2 in the Stoker and Holmes series
AUTHOR: Colleen Gleason
PUBLISHED: October 2014
GENRE: Steampunk/Classic Book referencing/Historical Fantasy
PREMISE: Stoker and Holmes embark on a new adventure that leads them to discovering that vampires may not be as instinct as once believed...
MY REVIEW: I really enjoyed The Clockwork Scarab and was happy to see that there was indeed a sequel coming. For the most part this did not disappoint. It did all the things a sequel should. It advanced the story, introduced new story lines and had a good mystery along with it.
My only issue is that apparently we really need Stoker and Holmes making catty remarks about each other in their heads even though they're partners and have been through a lot. I'm sorry...we really don't. I get that these two girls have clashing personalities. I get that they aren't going to get along or see eye to eye on things. But we really do not need them making catty remarks about the way the other girl behaves or looks. Same with Holmes making remarks about other girl's appearance. It just is not necessary. It's more of this girls can't really be friends crap that floats around entertainment and I for one am sick of it. Especially because this drags down an otherwise really enjoyable book.
Other then that pet peeve of mine, I enjoyed this one just as much as I enjoyed the first one. If you loved the first one, you won't be disappointed. If you haven't checked out Clockwork Scarab yet, I strongly urge you too. Especially if you're a steampunk fan of any sorts.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of the first book, steampunk fans, Sherlock Holmes/Dracula fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five glass balls

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