Friday, August 24, 2018

Kiss of the Spindle

Kiss of the Spindle (Steampunk Proper Romance #2)From Goodreads:    A steampunk Sleeping Beauty story from the author of Beauty and the Clockwork Beast.

Doctor Isla Cooper is cursed. Literally. Each night, at the stroke of midnight she falls into a death-like sleep from which she cannot be awakened for six hours. To make it worse, the curse has an expiration date—after a year, it becomes permanent. And the year is almost up.

In a desperate attempt to find Malette—the witch who cursed her—Isla blackmails her way onto Daniel Pickett's private airship bound for the Caribbean, only to discover she's traveling with three illegal shapeshifters and the despicable Nigel Crowe, a government official determined to hunt down and exterminate every shapeshifter in England. Isla and Daniel must work together to keep the identities of the shapeshifters hidden while coming to terms with their own hidden secrets, and their blossoming attraction to each other.

Filled with suspense, intrigue, and plenty of romance, Kiss of the Spindle is steampunk Sleeping Beauty story. It is a race against the clock as Isla and Daniel try to hunt down the elusive Malette before Isla's death-like sleep becomes permanent.

My Thoughts:

-    The romance completely took over everything in this book, and it wasn't a good romance either. It was ridiculous. I don't remember rolling my eyes so many times during a book. 

-    I know this is a romance novel, and the romance should be a main focus, but it was just too much. I wanted more about the shifters and other things.

-    Isla was not a new character. Daniel pretty much fell in love with his sister. Yes, Isla is EXACTLY the same person as Lucy from Beauty and the Clockwork Beast.

-    I didn't care for Daniel very much. His emotions were everywhere. 

-    I wish the story had stuck with steampunk and science. All the magic and dragon stuff at the end stretched it a bit too far for me. 

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