Author: Jacqueline E. Garlick
Published On: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Amazemo Books
Source: Review Copy
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 goal, only to discover the miracle machine they hoped would solve their problems may in fact be their biggest problem of all.
When darkness is safer than light…
Rating: 5 Stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely book.
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.
Firstly I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely book.
This is the first time that I have read a steampunk novel and while picking it up I didn;t know what to expect because I wasn't acquainted with this genre but I was so surprised to read his fascinating book and it brought forward an exciting aspect of Steampunk novels to me.
The characterization is remarkably well done and the development in the characters was noticeable as the story progressed. I loved the heroine because she was strong and in control of her bearings and knew how to deal with grave and dangerous matters. On the other hand the hero didn't feel appealing to me not because his character wasn't good but because his character got shadowed by the fascinating character of the heroine.
The action scenes are power-packed and the mystery really gave me chills at times but the suspense kept me hooked in till the end. A great read with all the elements present that are required in an entertaining read and I'm sure like me you all will love it too because it is a heart-winner. So go for it guys and loose yourself in it's mesmerizing and magical world. Enjoy!!!
I’m Jacqueline Garlick. Author of YA, New Adult, and Women’s Fiction. I love strong heroines, despise whiny sidekicks, and adore a good story about a triumphant underdog. I love to read, write, paint (walls and paper) and plan cool writing events for cool writers (check out niagarawritersretreatandconference (dot) com.) I have a love/hate relationship with chocolate, grammar, and technology. I prefer creating things to cleaning things, and baking to cooking. I believe laughter is a one-stop-shop solution to all that ails you and if that doesn’t work there’s always Ellen Degeneres. It is also my position that ELO’s Mr. Blue Sky can improve on any bad day. You will always find a purple wall (or two) in my house (perhaps even a door) and a hidden passageway that leads to a mystery room. (Okay, so you won’t find a hidden passageway but a girl can dream, can’t she?) Oh, and tea. There will always be tea. I love specialty teas…and collecting special teacups from which to drink them. (See website for collection.)
In my former life, I was a teacher (both grade school and college-don’t ask) and more recently I’ve been a graduate of Ellen Hopkin’s Nevada Mentor Program and a student of James Scott Bell, Christopher Vogler and Don Maass. An excerpt from Lumière earned me the 2012 Don Maass Break Out Novel Intensive Scholarship.
Because of my edgy, rule-breaking, Tim Burton-esque style of writing (yes I did just start a sentence with ‘because’…it’s legal now, get over it) I am often referred to as the Quentin Tarantino of YA among writing friends (in particular my agent.)
Lumière—A Romantic Steampunk Fantasy—is my debut novel, Book One in my young adult The Illumination Paradox Series. I am represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.