Cabaret meets Cassandra Clare-a haunting magical thriller set in a riveting 1930s-esque world. Sixteen-year-old Thea Holder's mother is cursed with a spell that's driving her mad, and whenever they touch, Thea is chilled by the magic, too. With no one else to contribute, Thea must make a living... show more
Cabaret meets Cassandra Clare-a haunting magical thriller set in a riveting 1930s-esque world.
Sixteen-year-old Thea Holder's mother is cursed with a spell that's driving her mad, and whenever they touch, Thea is chilled by the magic, too. With no one else to contribute, Thea must make a living for both of them in a sinister city, where danger lurks and greed rules.
Thea spends her nights waitressing at the decadent Telephone Club attending to the glitzy clientele. But when her best friend, Nan, vanishes, Thea is compelled to find her. She meets Freddy, a young, magnetic patron at the club, and he agrees to help her uncover the city's secrets-even while he hides secrets of his own.
Together, they find a whole new side of the city. Unrest is brewing behind closed doors as whispers of a gruesome magic spread. And if they're not careful, the heartless masterminds behind the growing disappearances will be after them, too.
Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, this is a chilling thriller with a touch of magic where the dead don't always seem to stay that way.
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Publish date: 17 czerwca 2014
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Dark Metropolis (#1)
Historical fantasy set in a city based on Weimar Berlin. I liked this one quite a bit, although I never completely bought the romance. But it’s an unusual and intriguing setting and Dolamore is very good at little bits of description that really set the scene.
I’ve gotta say that I’ve been pretty hyped to readDark Metropolis by author Jaclyn Dolamore ever since I first saw the cover on Goodreads. It was beyond beautiful and instantly caught my attention. Why is there a flapper girl on the cover? What’s with the Human Centipede-esque person silhouette? Wha...
Oh my lordy I need to process everything that has been thrown at me in this book of epic proportions.
I wish to thank the publisher and author for providing me a complimentary copy of this book, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Doing so does not sway my judgment in any way.An interesting concept, quirky storyline, interesting characters but unfortunately put together in too much...
[I got an ARC through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. The book not being released yet, some things might be liable to change by the time it hits the shelves.] 3.5 stars. I had my qualms with this novel, but overall it had just the right amount of tension and mystery going to keep me w...