Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

Title: The Clockwork Scarab

By: Colleen Gleason
Publication Date: August 16th 2013
Genre: YA, Mythology, Historical Fiction, Romance, Sci-Fi
Summary: Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you’re the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And when two society girls go missing, there’s no one more qualified to investigate.
Now fierce Evaline and logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, navigate the advances of not just one but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve murder with only one clue: a strange Egyptian scarab. The stakes are high. If Stoker and Holmes don’t unravel why the belles of London society are in such danger, they’ll become the next victims.

My Review: If there was one book that had it all, this would be it. This has something that anyone and everyone could enjoy. It's got mystery, steampunk, a splash of romance, and a bit of the paranormal! I honestly didn't think I would like it, but I did! It was fun to read and had me guessing. Bringing a Stoker and a Holmes together was a brilliant idea. These two girls are awesome separate but together they make a kick butt team!
I was worried about the ending. I thought it was going to be wrapped up but didn't know how because there was nearly 20 pages left. I completely forgot that this was a part of a series. I was so mad when it ended where it did! There's no news for the second one, or at least on Goodreads there isn't. 
I'd give this one a 4.5/5 stars.

Happy Reading!

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