Book Title: Of Metal and Wishes
Author: Sarah Fine
Narration: Alexandra Bailey
Series: Of Metal and Wishes #1
Genre: YA, Steampunk, Romance
Setting: Gochan Slaughterhouse
Source: Audible Owned
(link will take you to my tumblr post with video)
Ghost In The Machine by B.o.B --This song is for Bo…I found him this lyric video…and that's my offering…maybe he'll grant my wish???
♫Tell me where am I supposed to go?
And who am I supposed to believe.
If only you knew what I knew.
Then you could see just what I see♫
It's difficult to pinpoint what this book is, genre wise…it's like this mash-up of alternative history/steampunk/historical. It has an overall dark and somber feel to it, that left me sad…just sad for Wen, for Melik and especially for Bo.
It's said, by many, that this is a retelling of Phantom of the Opera. Unfortunately, I can't really say that it does that well, because I don't know that story. It is very well written, and the narration on Audio is superbly done. I think…that I want to keep on with the series despite the overwhelming sadness that I felt while listening to this, because I feel a need to know what happens to these characters.
Main Characters: 4.5/5
Secondary Characters: 4/5
The Feels: 3.8/5
Theme or Tone: 3/5
Flow (Writing Style): 5/5
Backdrop (World Building): 4.5/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Ending: 4/5 Cliffhanger: "…to be Continued"
Will I continue this series? I believe so.
If you are looking for something to add to your child’s reading list for the summer, look no further than The Three Little Horses and the Big Bully Donkey by Liana – Melissa Allen.
This adorable illustrated Three Little Pigs retelling had me smiling as the story plays out, with a few twists and turns created especially for the horses and beautiful pages that will unfold to the delights of any child.
GOODREADS BLURB: (ALSO AVAILABLE IN SPANISH, “los tres caballitos y el burro bravo”). “The Three Little Horses and the Big Bully Donkey” is a tale (based on the “Three Little Pigs”), about three little horse brothers who suddenly lose their house that is destroyed by a fire. The young horses are totally alone and thrust into the reality of having to depend on themselves and each other against a bully donkey, who wanders the forest wrecking homes and bullying the other animals. This warm-hearted tale promotes strong values and has a fun premise. Written and humorously illustrated in vivid color throughout by Liana-Melissa Allen, the story is a proven winner for reading aloud to children.