Hey guys! It’s time for my stop on the Steam Blog Tour! I’ve got a review of Steam, and also a really awesome giveaway for a signed copy of Crane (Book One), some swag, and a $25 Amazon gift card! Be sure to stick around till the end of the post for the info on how to enter the giveaway!
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Publication Date: September 14, 2015
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
I received an ARC of this title for review.
Time passes, sins forgotten.
The bodies of the victims long since rotten.
Trapped within the essence of the Headless Horseman by the guilt of slaughtering her best friend, Ireland Crane follows the father of science fiction, HG Wells, in search of freedom from the curse that binds her. Instead, she discovers even he has a hidden agenda. A dark, relentless passion to be reunited with the woman he loves has driven him to manipulate time and a murderous Horseman.
Yet heed my warning, as the Raven flies,
The Hessian will come … and you will die.
All that prevents Ireland from abandoning Wells’ twisted pursuit, or introducing him to her sword, are the undead witches haunting her. Begging for freedom from a vile succubus, the ghoulish coven leads Ireland and her crew on a journey through Salem’s sordid past. There, they learn there is more to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s history than a scarlet letter, and the secret they’ve uncovered seeks to destroy them all.
This series just keeps getting better, which is saying something when you consider the fact that I gave the first two books five stars! It’s going to be so hard to review this book without spoiling it, as I really want to just gush uncontrollably about it! I absolutely love how Stacey Rourke tells stories. With each book in The Legends Saga, she layers more and more lush storylines. Each book truly builds off of the last, and the series itself is such a pleasure to read.
Our beloved cast of characters is back, faced with new trials and tribulations. I love Ireland. She’s so sarcastic, and she’s a total badass female! Ireland Crane is one of my favorite characters of all time, simply because she’s such a strong personality. She’s more than capable of holding her own, but she’s also able to be vulnerable and open at times. I love reading female characters that are able to kick ass and still have great personalities, and Ireland is just that.
Without giving too much away, Steam deals with Salem witches. SALEM. FREAKING. WITCHES. Guys.. Most of the stories and legends that this series has tackled have been some of my absolute faves (Sleepy Hollow, Edgar Allen Poe), but I LOVE anything and everything to do with the Salem Witch Trials. It’s one of my weird morbid fascinations. Throw in a dash of The Scarlet Letter, and it’s basically my favorite story.
Steam was an extremely solid and awesome third book in The Legends Saga, and it more than earned five out of five stars in my book. Now, for the giveaway I mentioned earlier. Xpresso Book Tours is hosting a international giveaway for a signed copy of Crane, some awesome swag, and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. The giveaway ends September 24th. The Rafflecopter link is below! Enter! You need these books!