A Curse of Ash and Iron by Christine Norris
Genre: historical-fantasy romance
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: May 21, 2015
Cover Artist: Alexandria Thompson
Benjamin Grimm knows the theater is much like real life. In 1876 Philadelphia, people play their parts, hiding behind the illusion of their lives, and never revealing their secrets.
When he reunites with his childhood friend Eleanor Banneker, he is delighted. His delight turns to dismay when he discovers she has been under a spell for the past 7 years, being forced to live as a servant in her own home, and he realizes how sinister some secrets can be. She asks for his help, and he can’t refuse. Even if he doesn’t believe in ‘real’ magic, he can’t abandon her.
Ellie has spent the long years since her mother’s death under the watchful eye and unforgiving eye of her stepmother. Bewitched and hidden in plain sight, it seems no one can help Ellie escape. Not even her own father, who is under a spell of his own. When she sees Ben one evening, it seems he is immune to the magic that binds her, and her hope is rekindled along with her friendship.
But time is running short. If they do not find a way to break the spell before midnight on New Year’s Eve, then both Ellie and her father will be bound forever.
I was lucky enough to be picked as one of the may reviewers for Ash and Iron at Curiosity Quills Press. I will have my review up really soon, but for now this is information about the book. I'm about half way through and so far its really good. I usually hate steampunk, but this is written in such a way that it doesn't really get on my nerves like other books in that genre. As far as I am in the book right now, I can honestly say that it is a good, memorable book that I can't stop thinking about. I am going to write my review for it really soon so check that out! Also, be sure to check out this book and all the other books part of the may review tour (shown above).
Thanks go out to Curiosity Quills for including me on this tour!