Thursday, August 23, 2018


 Good Thursday or what I like to say happy Friday Eve all . Today we are going to review a new genre to me Steampunk Westerns . TREASURE DARKLY by Jordan Elizabeth

                           BOOK BLURB 

Seventeen-year-old Clark Treasure assumes the drink he stole off the captain is absinthe… until the chemicals in the liquid give him the ability to awaken the dead.

A great invention for creating perfect soldiers, yes, but Clark wants to live as a miner, not a slave to the army—or the deceased. On the run, Clark turns to his estranged, mining tycoon father for help. The Treasures welcome Clark with open arms, so he jumps at the chance to help them protect their ranch against Senator Horan, a man who hates anyone more powerful than he.

Sixteen-year-old Amethyst Treasure loathes the idea of spending the summer away from her bustling city life to rot on her father’s ranch, but when a handsome young man shows up claiming to be her secret half-brother, her curiosity is piqued. He’s clever, street smart, and has no qualms jumping into the brawl between the Treasures and Horans. Caught in the middle, Horan kidnaps Amethyst, and all she gets is this lousy bullet through her heart.

When Clark brings her back to life, however, the real action starts, and Amethyst joins him in his fight against the Horan clan—whatever the cost. Defeating the Horans may seem easy at first, but going up against men with the same fighting vengeance as Clark, and a Senator with power he’s obtained by brainwashing the masses?

Well, Amethyst’s boring summer at home has turned into an adventure on the run, chock full of intrigue, danger, love, and a mysterious boy named Clark.

                         MY REVIEW
     This was an intriguing read and a new sub genre for me . Clark had a hard life and when he drinks something he thought was absinthe , his life gets turned upside down and he is wanted by the army . Because he can raise the dead and they want to use him to build the ultimate army . When he heads West to the Treasure ranch . Where they take him in as part of the family when he shows the letter and picture .  Where he meets Amethyst the daughter. She is smitten with Clark and wants to know more about him . When she gets kidnapped and shot Clark brings her back to life . Now the adventure begins and will they survive the danger . 
   The characters in this book had me in a tizzy. Clark is a sweet boy that has been through so much . He grew up to be a strong independent man who is on the run . Sometimes he comes of shy and quiet but he is always thinking and trying to figure things out . Always looking over his shoulder to see if the army is on his heels . Now Amethyst to me is a spoiled little brat that honestly needs to be turned over a knee and spanked hard. She really kind of grated on my nerves . She whined and tried to guilt people into doing things for her . I just really couldn't like her through most of the book . She did start to redeem herself towards the end . After she got shot she seemed to grow up just a little . They were a cute couple when they were together and they really shined when they were doing their missions for someone . Not going to spoil it for you by telling you what they were doing . 
   The book is a good read . It started of with a great steam punk elements . It was dark and gritty and had a great western feel to it . But then it seemed the author kind of switched it up to a bodice ripper type of western . The main characters just seemed they couldn't keep they hands off each other. It kind of took away from the story for me .  There were spots that seemed to lag a bit for me also . Over all I did enjoy this story and really want to see where the author will take the characters. I believe that she has a great idea and her characters have great potential will read more from this author . So if you want a good story with some grit , intrigue and insta love this is a good book for you , 

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