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The Warlock's Curse [Download] ➽ The Warlock's Curse Author M.K. Hobson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk THE YEAR IS Eighteen year old Will Edwards has landed a prestigious apprenticeship at Detroit s Tesla Industries, the most advanced scientific research center in the United States It s a plum prize f THE YEAR ISEighteen year old Will Edwards has landed a prestigious The Warlock's PDF \ apprenticeship at Detroit s Tesla Industries, the most advanced scientific research center in the United States It s a plum prize for a young man who dreams of a career in the new science of Otherwhere EngineeringBut his father doesn t want him to go And he won t tell him whyDetermined to get there by any means necessary, Will finds unexpected support along the way His old friend Jenny Hansen daughter of a San Francisco timber baron is eager to help him for reasons of her own And so is his estranged brother Ben, who he hasn t seen in over ten yearsBut running away turns out to be the easy part On the first full moon after his eighteenth birthday, Will is stricken by a powerful magic a devastating curse laid upon his ancestors by the malevolent sangrimancer Aebedel Cowdray Will must find a way to control the magic that possesses him or the vengeful warlock s spirit will destroy everything and everyone he loves.


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  1. colleen the convivial curmudgeon colleen the convivial curmudgeon says:

    2.5My overall view of this book is Ok, this is interesting The prologue was kinda weird, but, other than that, this is pretty decent so far Not quite the same charm as the first, but I m digging the whole steampunkish Tesla thing Will and Jenny are both a bit spoiled, but I understand where they re coming from Ok, this is interesting I wonder what s going to happen with that contract thing Hmm reads someWhat WTF What just happened Oh my holy god, what did I just read So, 2.5My overall view of this book is Ok, this is interesting The prologue was kinda weird, but, other than that, this is pretty decent so far Not quite the same charm as the first, but I m digging the whole steampunkish Tesla thing Will and Jenny are both a bit spoiled, but I understand where they re coming from Ok, this is interesting I wonder what s going to happen with that contract thing Hmm reads someWhat WTF What just happened Oh my holy god, what did I just read So, yeah it went a bit darker than I was remotely expecting or prepared for, and I don t really know how I feel about it I m definitely anxious for the conclusion of this duology, so there s that, butUnfortunatley I can t really get into everything without getting deep into spoiler territory, so consider the above my non spoiler review Here s the rest view spoiler So, we start with a bit of a protracted prologue which is kinda dark and sets the tone for how the story ends But once you start the actual story, it s kind of easy to not think all that much about it, except to give the reader some insight as to the hows and whys of certain things that the characters don t have.But, anyway, once we get to Will and Jenny, things are pretty normal I enjoyed the first part of this book a lot In a way it was weird for me because I had a hard time really connecting with the characters, but I was connected enough and interested enough to see what would happen and not really be bored.Also, I was curious about the whole Tesla connection Tesla is something of a Steampunk icon, so he gets tossed into a lot of these books, but I was glad to see his obsessive fastidiousness and his dislike of women and everything really put into play which doesn t seem to happen that often Most books seem to focus on the mad genius thing, and gloss over hisOCD tendencies They even did an interesting nod to the rivalry with Edison, and gave a plausible enough reason why in this reality Tesla became such a big thing when, in our reality, he was often foiled by Edison s greater power and influence.Anyway One of the things about the Tesla part of the book is Will has to sign a contract in blood a contract which he never actually reads I figured that this would play a role in the second part of the book, especially since Will kept sort of casually breaking aspects of the contract At this point I wasn t entirely sure about what the prologue was about, or how that would factor into the story to come I mean, you know the curse is coming, because every chapter has a sort of countdown thing going on but once the curse sort of comes into play the story does a sort of quick 180.All of a sudden all the Tesla industries and weird contracts and everything else sort of means bubkiss, and instead it takes a dark and twisted turn as he gets possessed and does horrible things to the few friends he has including his friend, Jenny, who he married for the sake of getting away from their families and then finds himself falling in love with.But instead of something normal like him breaking the contract and having to deal with the fallout of that and family shit, we get a possession by the evil warlock who proceeds to rape and torture Jenny through Will.Yeah And then there s some crazy shit with a religious dude trying to get Will s blood to open a demonic box allegedly to destroy it butto control it, and shit goes down, and then, after Will is rescued , he ends up finding out the truth about his parents and then the spirit of the Earth decides Will has to die in the ensuing battle he burns down the building, thinking he killed both his parents and he s still possessed by hatters warlock guy.And that s how it fucking ends Ultimately, looking back, I should ve been prepared The prologue sends up the profound fucktitude which comes at the end but, like, 3 4 of the book sort of lulls you into forgetting that and dropping your guard, and instead of a gradual build up, it slams into you full force and goes, Ha Tricked you and then punches you in the face a few times all while laughing demonically at your pain hide spoiler


  2. Patrice Sarath Patrice Sarath says:

    The Warlock s Curse by M.K Hobson is one of the best books I ve read all year, and possibly one of the hardest to review If I write about what happens in the book, it becomes spoilery if I write about the emotional sleigh ride the book takes the reader on, that becomes spoilery too This is partly because I didn t know what to expect at all if I give any clues as to the trajectory of the emotional course, anyone reading this review will be anticipating the changes, and that ruins the fun.I The Warlock s Curse by M.K Hobson is one of the best books I ve read all year, and possibly one of the hardest to review If I write about what happens in the book, it becomes spoilery if I write about the emotional sleigh ride the book takes the reader on, that becomes spoilery too This is partly because I didn t know what to expect at all if I give any clues as to the trajectory of the emotional course, anyone reading this review will be anticipating the changes, and that ruins the fun.I can safely say the book starts dark That s inherent in the title Hobson also does something very interesting in that we are primed to see the initial point of view character as the villain, and then turns our expectations on their head.It then becomes an adventure story, a coming of age story, a story of young, burgeoning romance, with a Heinleinesque hero and heroine I was rooting for Will and Jenny They were smart, likeable, energetic, brash, and admirable Will is a talented young engineer, Jenny an enthusiastic financier who uses her access to wealth she s an heiress to makemoney The bulk of the story takes place at the turn of the last century in a secondary world Chicago Will goes to work for Nikolai Tesla at the prestigious Tesla Industries, and the book is chock full of a new kind of science and technology that is both Earth based and not well, if string theory is true, then I suppose the Otherwhere could exist.Did I mention Heinleinesque The book has such a sense of Golden Age exuberance, that at one point, a character actually says, As you know, Will in explaining a scientific theory Instead of rolling my eyes, I chuckled I don t know if Hobson did it on purpose but it worked.However, I did have reservations Some were about the science but then again, I think string theory is like physics for English majors I m skeptical It s a little hand wavy and it seemslike magic than science in that it s awfully convenient, the way we can access unlimited energy via the Otherwhere with virtually no downside I also was annoyed that in order for the book to work, basic information has to be withheld from Will regarding the warlock s curse except that it s actually in keeping with the other characters true natures, as we come to find out.Which brings me to my final reservation there s a whole lot of explanation about motives at the end that probably could have beenorganic in the telling It was disappointing, probably because everything up to that point was so much fun I might have tsked.Aside from that, I haven t felt this emotionally connected to a book in a long time Please do read it, and the other books in the series I had no trouble starting with this one, and I m looking forward to going back and reading the others As in Nantucket sleigh ride


  3. Wilson Wilson says:

    This book took me a long time to finish.Actually, no, that s not quite right It took me a long time to get to the middle Once I got about halfway maybe 60% through, I finished it in a very short time.My main problem with the book was that I didn t like anyone Everyone seemed either unpleasant or stupid naive or both , including the main characters, and so I didn t have anyone to root for or care about.That might have been okay, but for some reason, the humorously wry turns of phrase that This book took me a long time to finish.Actually, no, that s not quite right It took me a long time to get to the middle Once I got about halfway maybe 60% through, I finished it in a very short time.My main problem with the book was that I didn t like anyone Everyone seemed either unpleasant or stupid naive or both , including the main characters, and so I didn t have anyone to root for or care about.That might have been okay, but for some reason, the humorously wry turns of phrase that kept me smiling even chuckling at times in the first two books of this series, were missing Everything and everyone was so serious all the time.Again, that could have been fine I ve read plenty of predominantly serious books if I d been able to invest some emotion in the characters.But until events started to really move, I had little emotional investment to make me want to read the book.However, when events did start to move, whoooo Did they ever And I suddenly found myself pulled along with them, as secret after secret was revealed and people s motivations suddenly became a lotclear Maybe a little less secrecy to the reader, if not the characters would have helped for me I found a lot of the hidden motivesfrustrating than tantalizing Anyway, by the end of the book, I was very satisfied, and looking very much forward to the next one I think I may have to re read this one and maybe the first two, too before reading 4, because there are so many fascinatingly complex interrelationships that one needs to keep straight


  4. Gee Gee says:

    Yay This book was really good I was getting so excited about it I was worried it would not live up to expectation I backed this book on kickstarter and my faith was definitely not misplaced This was one of those stay up all night to finish because it is so awesome books It was also one of those books that at the end of it you are like, ok, I need to read the one that comes next right now even if it is 4 am and I need to go to school tomorrow and get tempted to send a billion dollars via Yay This book was really good I was getting so excited about it I was worried it would not live up to expectation I backed this book on kickstarter and my faith was definitely not misplaced This was one of those stay up all night to finish because it is so awesome books It was also one of those books that at the end of it you are like, ok, I need to read the one that comes next right now even if it is 4 am and I need to go to school tomorrow and get tempted to send a billion dollars via kick starter to somehow make it magically instantly available I have loved the novels in this series, and the darker tone in this one really appealed to me I don t understand why these books don t have a wider readership because they are really wonderful The world building, characters and plots in these series are really interesting and inventive If you loved the other novels in this series, you most definitely need to get your hands on this one You can start with this novel even if you haven t read the others Since this is the case, it obviously means absolutely everyone should read it Thank you Ms.Hobson so much for a really wonderful novel


  5. Aimeekay Aimeekay says:

    I really enjoyed this one, very interesting take on an alternate history I liked the way the author combined steampunk and magic The world she created is very interesting and theof the story that I read, thedrawn into it I became I also really enjoyed the characters I liked Jenny and Will and I was really rooting for them to make it despite that both their families were working against them I also liked some of the side characters like Briar and the Gores I even began to take a I really enjoyed this one, very interesting take on an alternate history I liked the way the author combined steampunk and magic The world she created is very interesting and theof the story that I read, thedrawn into it I became I also really enjoyed the characters I liked Jenny and Will and I was really rooting for them to make it despite that both their families were working against them I also liked some of the side characters like Briar and the Gores I even began to take an interest in Cowdray, even though he is completely evil, I still wanted to know what makes him tick The story seemed very open ended to me Certain characters strings were definitely left untied and while the ending did clear up a lot of things in the last few scenes, it still left me wanting to find outHonestly if I had any complaints about the novel itself, it s that I wanted to learnabout certain characters, Little Sanctity Snow for example Also I don t feel the cover portrays the book as well as it could Even though I do like the cover Definitely recommend this one, I give it 5 out of 5 It was a very enjoyable read


  6. MeiLin Miranda MeiLin Miranda says:

    MK Hobson continues her series on her own and boy am I glad writers have the option these days Otherwise we would never have gotten this continuation of the story of Emily Edwards and Dreadnought Stanton.The story now moves to their son, Will, a talented young engineer His parents deny him an opportunity to study at Tesla Industries, but Will takes matters into his own hands and runs away with the help of Jenny Hansen Jenny s an heiress, but not of the screwball variety she has her own, sec MK Hobson continues her series on her own and boy am I glad writers have the option these days Otherwise we would never have gotten this continuation of the story of Emily Edwards and Dreadnought Stanton.The story now moves to their son, Will, a talented young engineer His parents deny him an opportunity to study at Tesla Industries, but Will takes matters into his own hands and runs away with the help of Jenny Hansen Jenny s an heiress, but not of the screwball variety she has her own, secret reasons for running away with Will to Detroit in a sham marriage.Things, of course, do not go as planned Will discovers this modern age of technology is not enough to stand against evils both ancient and modern rising up to destroy not just his life but all life on earth.I used to think I put my characters through hell Now Not so much Hobson is her characters Nemesis, driving them mercilessly hither and yon at her usual breakneck pace.Unlike the first two books, The Warlock s Curse doesn t wrap everything up at the end Yes, there is an ending, and a natural one, but we re not going to get the conclusion until the next book.GET WRITING, MISSY


  7. Dianna Dianna says:

    It s the early twentieth century, but not as we know it History is full of magic and recent history is full of science fiction, alternate dimensions that have lead to inventions inspired, and powered by, Otherwhere.Will Edwards is eighteen and a genius He is angry at his family and his father in particular, who has refused without explanation to allow Will to accept an apprenticeship offer from Tesla Industries Will is planning rebellious acts that he doesn t have the money to fund.Luckily fo It s the early twentieth century, but not as we know it History is full of magic and recent history is full of science fiction, alternate dimensions that have lead to inventions inspired, and powered by, Otherwhere.Will Edwards is eighteen and a genius He is angry at his family and his father in particular, who has refused without explanation to allow Will to accept an apprenticeship offer from Tesla Industries Will is planning rebellious acts that he doesn t have the money to fund.Luckily for him, Jenny Hansen has come to visit Jenny is a childhood friend and an heiress, when she reaches her majority Jenny has decided that she cannot wait to get her hands on the cash so she proposes a deal she ll help Will get to Detroit, and Tesla Industries, if Will helps her If they marry, Jenny will gain full access to her trust fund M.K Hobson has built a fascinating and rich world, a mix of magic and Steampunk Will and Jenny were born into the Malmantic Generation a generation that is allergic to magic Their generation resent the older users with their magical advantages, and the allergy has resulted in devastating birth defects There is a drug, Panchrest, that immunises users against magic, and there is political pressure to make immunisation mandatory Jenny s sister has been hospitalised all her life, trapped in her magically twisted body What Will s family have not told him, and the most likely reason his father doesn t want him to leave home, is that he is cursed In the prologue, an evil warlock curses his bloodline on the first full moon after a child of the line turns eighteen, he will be possessed by the warlock and will be wicked.I loved the world, I kept reading for the exposition I have never done that before, never found it so impossible to connect with the characters It shocked me in a way, I kept wondering whether I was supposed to like WIll and Jenny at all Will is spoiled, arrogant, sulky Jenny is also spoiled and her desire to gain access to her money was just ugly Neither of them cared that their actions could hurt members of their family Jenny in particular shocked me, her father was nice enough, he just objected to putting a great deal of cash at the disposal of a seventeen year old At least in other breaking the inheritance through hasty marriage romance plots, there s also generally some wicked and nasty parent or guardian that must on all accounts be stopped Jenny is also terribly sanctimonious She s militantly anti magic.Jenny was also far too interested in Will s genius invention Will has built a power device to run his car that connects to power in an alternate dimension He has managed to overcome the critical problem with using an other dimensional power source, called connection drop He explains all this, in great and lengthy detail, to an admiring Jenny who is completely ignorant of alternate dimensions which, how that never made sense I d almost hoped this was a hint that the marriage plot was all a big con, and Jenny was planning to take Will down.From the beginning, there was Something Wrong with the Tesla Industries apprenticeship offer Will didn t read his apprenticeship documents, and was only vaguely aware that Tesla kept all apprentices, all male, on the company property They could only eat certain foods, and were forbidden contact with women None of this affects Will, married to Jenny, in the slightest And, set against the real big threat of the curse, it has little impact Will uses it to his advantage at one stage, and in such a way that really confused me I already disliked Will, was I supposed to actively hate him It was really difficult, not liking either of them It meant that when the full moon curse of the prologue hit, I had no sympathy for Will I didn t necessarily want him to suffer, I just didn t want to be around him any I wanted to blank him out of the book and just read interesting things about early movies and magical teleportation, and workers doing magic in factories and having industrial accidents and movements to unionise the workforce for health and safety and maybe that Tesla had a big evil alien brain in a vat in the basement and it made him crazy and apprentices that didn t follow the rules were taken to the brain vat and had their brains vacuumed out by evil brain tentacles Given what Jenny suffered, I did have some sympathy for her I hadn t liked her, didn t care about her money or her financial genius skills or her politics I understood how angry she was about her sister, I understood that she did have a very separate and complex set of motivations from those driving Will But she faded away as a character in the aftermath of the curse activation, as the secrets of Will s family, the secrets of the magic allergy cause, the secrets of everything, started to unfold The point of it all seemed to be that people do have massively complex things going on in their lives, and suddenly they re hit by this huge out of nowhere thing, and the game changes I d definitely readby this author based on the world she has built, but hopefully withlikeable characters next time


  8. A.M. Dellamonica A.M. Dellamonica says:

    I reviewed M.K Hobson s second novel, The Hidden Goddess, for Tor.com back when it came out And I have been eagerly awaiting the sequel ever since.The thing about this book is what do I say I am a spoilerphobe and I try to write spoiler free book write ups this is sooper hooper tricky in the case of M.K Hobson s Veneficas Americana series, because The Warlock s Curse is intimately tied to the events of the preceding two books This means a discussion of this third novel requires tapdancin I reviewed M.K Hobson s second novel, The Hidden Goddess, for Tor.com back when it came out And I have been eagerly awaiting the sequel ever since.The thing about this book is what do I say I am a spoilerphobe and I try to write spoiler free book write ups this is sooper hooper tricky in the case of M.K Hobson s Veneficas Americana series, because The Warlock s Curse is intimately tied to the events of the preceding two books This means a discussion of this third novel requires tapdancing around the revelations from three full books.But here goes TWC is mostly the story of William Edwards, a sweet and remarkably gifted farmboy with a talent for Otherwhere engineering Will s not quite eighteen, he s a tad dyslexic and he s been accepted as a fellow at the Telsa Institute in Detroit Sadly, his parents have categorically forbidden him to go.Will is a good hearted kid a sweet one, really but he s in a huge power struggle with his father and this has made him snarky andthan a little desperate Then a chance arises for him to run off by accepting some help from someone in a similar situation, his childhood pal Scuff, otherwise known as Jenny.Jenny, like Will, has a streak of genius and parent troubles Being a girl, she s expected to sort out her issues, tighten her bustle and quietly enter into fruitful matrimony with some San Francisco society gentleman to be chosen later Instead, she and Will embark on a partnership they flee together to Detroit, where the Telsa folks are located, and pursue their separate agendas.The only hitch They have to get married to pull it off Soon our teen heroes are on the run with a barely legitimate marriage certificate andmoney than sense Everyone is after them, and there s also another problem they can t appreciate nearly everyone around Will has told him a lie or two over the years, Jenny included And hidden behind his parents lies is a secret so awful it might destroy the two of them and a decent amount of U.S real estate if things go awry.It s a novel Things go awry.TWC plays out against a backdrop of magic, politics, and plague An evangelist preacher is taking steps to try eliminating all magical ability from the U.S population He has already managed to inoculate most of the younger generations, but he s trying to wipe out the abilities of the privileged elder generation who grew up with magic.It s tricky, at times, that this book is so intimately tied to its precedessors I can t imagine reading it without having read The Native Star and The Hidden Goddess A certain amount of the pleasure I derived from reading it came from knowing all the things William doesn t And as a second complaint, I will say it ends on a whopper of a suspenseful situation Being obliged to put it down without having the next book ready and waiting was very sad As for the novel itself it has the usual grandeur of Hobson s writing, the delightful characters and hilarious dialog, and the no punches pulled savagery of a bare knuckles brawl In marrying and running off from people determined to protect them from everything including the truth, Will and Jenny dress themselves for the slaughter And I do not use that word lightly The little bit of responsibility they bear for getting themselves into trouble hardly rates against what happens to them.Is Hobson saying we should meekly accept lying by authority figures for our own good No, obviously not But TWC is very much about displaced pride, the inability to ask for help and the inability of one person, however talented, to stand against massive corrupt organizations, be they political, corporate, or sorcerous in nature


  9. Candace Candace says:

    This is one of those books you really can t label as adult or YA If anything I would maybe say New Adult because Will is eighteen and Jenny is 17 But it s appropriate for YA readers and Will definitely has his moments of being a teenager instead of the adult he should be acting as.I am a huge fan of M.K Hobson Her books The Native Star and The Hidden Goddess were on my favorites lists the years they released The world that she has created pretty much blows my mind It has the history I tend This is one of those books you really can t label as adult or YA If anything I would maybe say New Adult because Will is eighteen and Jenny is 17 But it s appropriate for YA readers and Will definitely has his moments of being a teenager instead of the adult he should be acting as.I am a huge fan of M.K Hobson Her books The Native Star and The Hidden Goddess were on my favorites lists the years they released The world that she has created pretty much blows my mind It has the history I tend to crave occasionally but it s an alternate history with magic at the center of it all There s also Steampunk elements but much of that is tied in with the magic Now before I go further I have to make something clear, this book is in the same world as her previous books, but it s 1910 rather than 1876 and has new characters Yes, we get to see the characters from the previous books but they are definitely in the background and you do not have to read the first two to read this one Because I love them all so much I still suggest you read them all, but you can definitely read this one without reading the others.This one has a male POV You know how I love those, so that was a bonus for me Will is 18 years old and a genius At least when it comes to putting things together and inventing things, but when it comes to the average sort of thing he tends to not think things through or consider the repercussions for his actions Which is pretty typical 18 year old boy behavior But Will is determined to work for Tesla Industries and learnbut his parent s forbid it When Jenny Hansen comes along offering him the option of marrying her so they can make it up to Detroit for him to work for Tesla Industries, he s pretty much all over it.Jenny Hansen has her own plans in mind but she s not about to share with Will and this causes a bit of a rift between them but Will, he knows he s developing some feelings for Jenny for real even though she s his fake wife We don t know what s in Jenny s head since we re only in Will s and I kind of wish we did It would maybe be nice to have both perspectives here, I want to know what she s thinking The first half of this book was good but the second half of the book was a bit of a whirlwind as I was pretty much knee deep in it and not looking back Every interruption annoyed me as I was dying to see everything come together At times I would predict one thing and then discover how wrong I was It was completely unpredictable Yeah, we know that Will makes mistakes and we can see it ll bite him in the ass, but so much turned out differently than I thought it would.The end of the book was pretty killer It was an explosive end and left us with a bit of a cliffhanger You know I detest those, but for some reason this one didn t bother me too much Oh, I m still desperate for the next book, but I wasn t actually angry as I often get with cliffhangers There s muchto be tied up to conclude Will s story, but I guess we ll just have to wait for the next one to find out what else happens.I very highly recommend you pick this book up This world is incredible In each of her books I really feel transported to the time and place and feel I m right there with them I can t wait to see what happens in the next one You can find this review and others like it on my blog at Thanks to the author for the review copy of the book All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or compensated for them


  10. K. Lincoln K. Lincoln says:

    M.K Hobson did a Kickstarter campaign to finance the writing of this, the third in her alternate American History Magic Steampunk heavier on the Magic than the Gadget series that started with Native Star It came as no surprise to me at all that her campaign was successful I fell in immediate, irrevocable love with her characters from the first two books.Will and Jenny, the stars of The Warlock s Curse, were just as personable, but for me, a bitwhiny and naive than Dreadnought Stanton a M.K Hobson did a Kickstarter campaign to finance the writing of this, the third in her alternate American History Magic Steampunk heavier on the Magic than the Gadget series that started with Native Star It came as no surprise to me at all that her campaign was successful I fell in immediate, irrevocable love with her characters from the first two books.Will and Jenny, the stars of The Warlock s Curse, were just as personable, but for me, a bitwhiny and naive than Dreadnought Stanton and Emily Let s just say it took me longer to warm up to them.Anyway, Warlock s Curse is set many years after the second book Will is a gifted mechanic and youngest son in a family whose Patriarch is arrogant and dictatorial and is keeping Will from a very promising apprenticeship with Tesla industries for no good reason.So Will decides to run away Along comes Jenny, childhood friend, who also wishes to get away from her father The solution Marriage As a married couple, Jenny has access to trust fund money and can help Will get to his apprenticeship.OnlyJenny s not entirely truthful about why she wants her trust fund, and Will s family aren t exactly who they say they are, and Will himself is starting to hear a very strange voiceYou just can t beat Hobson s Veneficas Americana series for pure idea driven fun credomancy as a magical system is just so darn cool and for creating even minor characters worthy of their own novels Sanctity Snow the crazy, divine inspired organist or the romance between the Unionist Briar and the Greek sangrimancer, or the love triangle between two of Will s brothers and his flapper like sister in law The writing is impeccable, the secrets revealed at just the right pace, and the characters endure real and terrible consequences for their actions.Butand here s where the book lost that last, 5th star for me, there was too big of a gap between the first and second half of the book The first half with Will finding his way at Tesla industries while trying to find out what Jenny is up to was terrificand then it all gets left behind on one, fatal night and everything changes And sadly I can t discuss any of it because it would be massive spoilerage The second half, while very cool in its layers of conspiracy and implications, had almost nothing to do with the expectations set up in the first half of what Will might achieve with his Flume and his Tesla work at all The story careens off into another direction and I felt a little lost between the first half and the second and a little shell shocked, to tell you the truth The first half is whole hog YA and the second half I felt made this book probably inappropriate for my 5th grade daughter to read Not to mention the terribly open ending with many dramatic issues unresolved darn you, Hobson There s no question I ll have to get the second in this duology as soon as it comes out to find out what happens And along with her first duology in the series, this second one promises to be a wild ride.This Book s Snack Rating Like those Trader Joe s dark chocolate covered potato chips for the hardy crunch of riveting characters and world building coupled with a startling bitterness of plot direction halfway through


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