Lumière (The Illumination Paradox)
One determined girl. One resourceful boy. One miracle machine that could destroy everything. After an unexplained flash shatters her world, seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth sets out to find the Illuminator, her father’s prized invention. With it, she hopes to cure herself of her debilitating... show more
One determined girl. One resourceful boy. One miracle machine that could destroy everything.
After an unexplained flash shatters her world, seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth sets out to find the Illuminator, her father’s prized invention. With it, she hopes to cure herself of her debilitating seizures before Professor Smrt—her father’s arch nemesis—discovers her secret and locks her away in an asylum.
Pursued by Smrt, Eyelet locates the Illuminator only to see it whisked away. She follows the thief into the world of the unknown, compelled not only by her quest but by the allure of the stranger—Urlick Babbit—who harbors secrets of his own.
Together, they endure deadly Vapours and criminal-infested woods in pursuit of the same prize, only to discover the miracle machine they hoped would solve their problems may in fact be their biggest problem of all.
Lumière: A Steampunk Fantasy
When darkness is safer than the light…
“One of the most inventive story worlds I’ve read in years…” Donald Maass, Author of Writing the Breakout Novel, Writing 21st Century Fiction, and The Fire in Fiction
Visit Jacqueline: www.jacquelinegarlick.com
Publish date: December 12th 2013
Publisher: Amazemo Books
Pages no: 335
Edition language: English
Series: Illumination Paradox (#1)
I really want to like this book series but I just couldn't get into it at all. And believe me I tried to, but for some reason the story just didn't pull me into it at all like I was hoping it would.
Well now, this book was a bit of a oddity. Have you ever been completely confused by a story, but still somehow entertained? I think that middle ground is exactly where I fell during Lumiere. There were very few moments where my feet were on solid ground, I wasn't always a fan of the characters, but...
Lumiere has only made me love steam punk even more. It was a fantastic book - full of adventure, amazing contraptions, and a dash of romance. Out two main characters are refreshingly imperfect. While Eyelet may be beautiful, her seizures are slowly ruining her life and place her at risk of being ins...
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Author Jacqueline Garlick created an amazing, immersive world in the steampunk fantasy, Lumiere. This book had me hooked from the first page. I loved her vivid description of the carnival and Eyelet's fascination with the mecha...
Although her father gave away the invention meant to cure her before he died, Eyelet is determined to hunt down his invention and use it herself. In a world where madness is treated without mercy, the machine may be her only hope to cure her seizures. However, her father’s power hungry colleague, Pr...