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Lately, I've been reading quite a bit a romance, mostly historical and paranormal with a little contemporary mixed in. I also enjoy fantasy, urban fantasy, and history.

The Clockwork Scarab - Colleen Gleason Hmmm, how would I label this book? - YA alternate historical steampunk with a dash of time travel. The book has two young female protagonists. The first, Evaline Stoker, besides having a famous author brother, is also the ancestor of a famous vampire hunter readers of Gleason's Gardella series will be very familiar with. The other, Mina Holmes, is the niece of the famous detective and has inherited his power of observation. They will need all the skills they possess to investigate why young ladies of society are going missing and dying.

I really enjoyed Gleason's steampunk London. It's dark and dangerous. And I'm a fan of mysteries involving Egyptian mythology. I had a fondness for Mina more than Evaline, so enjoyed her chapters a little more. Though I really enjoyed Evaline's possible love interest - cocky and flirty Pix. Mina has two possible love interests. Dylan is adorable, but I have a softer spot for the crotchety police detective, Inspector Grayling. You can tell he's completely put out by his attraction to Mina. The ending is left a bit unsolved, but without an annoying cliffhanger. I'm excited to see where Gleason takes this series.

Currently reading

A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin
The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy)
Sherry Thomas
The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson