STEAM by Stacey Rourke
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal
Time passes, sins forgotten.
The bodies of the victims long since rotten.
Trapped within the essence of the Headless Horseman by the guilt of slaughtering her best friend, Ireland Crane follows the father of science fiction, HG Wells, in search of freedom from the curse that binds her. Instead, she discovers even he has a hidden agenda. A dark, relentless passion to be reunited with the woman he loves has driven him to manipulate time and a murderous Horseman.
Yet heed my warning, as the Raven flies,
The Hessian will come … and you will die.
All that prevents Ireland from abandoning Wells’ twisted pursuit, or introducing him to her sword, are the undead witches haunting her. Begging for freedom from a vile succubus, the ghoulish coven leads Ireland and her crew on a journey through Salem’s sordid past. There, they learn there is more to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s history than a scarlet letter, and the secret they’ve uncovered seeks to destroy them all.
About the Author
-RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
-Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
-Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series as well as the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.
*I got this for my honest Review*
This series and the covers I just love them!
Taking her story telling and adding some more characters and more famous stories/character retellings and weaving it like and expert to make such a wonderful book that is Steam.
Have I said I love this series? The characters are amazingly done. Ireland has gown and has become such an amazingly awesome kick butt character. She is up there with my top 10 favorite characters.
Preen’s story is so heartbreakingly wonderful. The story of HG Wells and why he is getting these characters together is wonderful and sad. So much going on in this story so much humor, so much heartbreak, so much joy and so many twists.
This book doesn’t disappoint and it leaves you with an ending where I was personally like WTF.. is there a next? There has to be a next! WHY!! I liked how it ended but it just ended in such a way that if Rourke decided to continue I think she could. And I will be there excitedly waiting on the next installment ( If there is one)
Through out the story I laughed out loud and read some lines to my husband. I frowned and sighed because there was so much pulling on the heartstrings. I read this book in about three hours I couldn’t put it down and now that it ended I have mixed emotions of happiness and sadness. This will be a series I recommend to people who like light romance and awesome retellings with great action, humor, and characters.