Saturday, July 18, 2015

Review -- Ether & Elephants by Cindy Spencer Pape

Title: Ether & Elephants (Gaslight Chronicles #8)

Author: Cindy Spencer Pape

Genre: Romance, Historical, Steampunk

ebook, 83,160 words
Expected Publication: July 20th 2015 by Carina Press

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About the book:
Sir Thomas Devere and Eleanor Hadrian have loved each other most of their lives—but sometimes love doesn't conquer all.

Their chance at happiness was ruined by Tom's hasty marriage to someone else. Heartbroken, Nell left home, finding a new life as a teacher at a school for the blind. But when one of her supernaturally gifted students, Charlie, is kidnapped, Tom reappears and her worlds collide.

Tom claims he hasn't seen his wife since the day of their marriage…yet he fears the missing student could be his son.

The deeper they dig, the more Tom and Nell discover: a deadly alchemist, more missing gifted children and long-suppressed feelings neither of them is ready for. A race on airship across England and India may lead them to answers—including a second chance at love—but only if all of British Society isn't destroyed first.

It is no secret that I'm a huge fan of this author, her books are always on the top of my must-read list and I have been waiting to read the next Gaslight Chronicle installment with great anticipation. This one was definitely worth the wait. I immediately fell in love with all of Merrick's clan upon first introduction and have been looking forward to reading Tom and Nell's story. I loved this tale! It was sweet and swift, and it had just the right amount of Steampunk for me as I prefer not to be submersed in heavy, dark details. The descriptions used were just the right amount to paint the world with vivid details and the fine points brought to life the magickal wonder of this world. I was so happy to see so many characters from previous stories and catch up with their lives. This author creates the most endearing cast and Nell and Tom are no exception. The share a wonderful past and yet they are so different and so similar in certain ways that they both firmly planted themselves in my heart. I don't want to give away any details as their story truly needs to be experienced for yourself. The settings were fantastic because I have always wanted to visit India and what better why then to arrive there by airship. This is a not to be missed read!

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