Author: Aimee Hyndman
Title: "Hour of mischief"
Book 1 in series The clockwork god chronicles
Main character: Janet Redstone
I got a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review :) what a fantastic read... :) I inhaled this story and already can't wait to know more... about everything and everyone :) but let me explain a bit more :) "Hour of mischief" is the first installment in this fantasy / steampunk series called The clockwork gods chronicles :) sounds cool, right? and it definitely is :) I inhaled this book and easily gave it 5 stars :) next one will follow the same main character, so it's definitely a series where you have to read books in order to truly understand all the events and connections :) so let me tell you a bit more about the world and our main character, and then let me gush about all the reasons why I adored this story :)
Like I said before, this is a phenomenal mix of fantasy and steampunk vibes :) our main character, Janet Redstone, is a daughter of a prostitute... and a thief with a prosthetic arm... I mean... come on, she sounds kick-ass :) and she is ;) she's the leader of this small group of thieves, and when one of their heists lands them in prison, she agrees to make a pact with one of the clockwork gods to save them... all she has to do is convince other gods to save all humans from the upcoming war / end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it types of situations... ;) how hard can it be? ;) now that we have this little explanation out of the way, let me tell you more about all the reasons why I adored this story :)
It is a fantastic start to a series :) a world so rich and full of details... so vivd and colorful... I feel like we just scratched the surface in this installment... :) both when it comes to places as well as people... ;) there are so many little teasers and glimpses into what may come in the future, what we may know about certain people and events... GAH!!! :) I have my guesses and predictions and am more than curious to see if I will be right or not ;) or how close to the truth I was... ;) Janet is a great main character... flawed, of course, but brave and clever... caring about her friends... and so full of secrets and mysteries... I want to know more :) in this story we also met several clockwork gods and let me tell you... :) I need more, especially about Itazura... ;) he's the god of mischief, and the one who made a pact with Janet :) as his domain suggests he's mischievous, chaotic and very clever... *sighs happily* he was not the only god we met in this installment, but I won't spoil you the rest :) the whole book was so entertaining that I just flew through it :) full of surprises and twists, action packed and fast paced I couldn't put it down ;) there are so many more things that I want to tell you, but I want to leave as many mysteries for you to discover by yourselves as I possibly can, so just trust me on this and go read this gem immediately :) the writing style is fantastic, the banter between characters, world building... I cannot recommend it enough ;) just... read it already and you won't regret that decision ;)