Author: Aimee Hyndman
Title: "Season of wind"
Book 2 in series The clockwork god chronicles
Main character: Janet Redstone
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of this book :) I absolutely adored this story :) it's a phenomenal sequel in a fantasy / steampunk-ish series, and you really have to read the first book to understand everything that's happening, as well as appreciate all of the interations between different characters :) since this sequel is so much connected to the first book, I will have the next paragraph completely spoiler free, even if you are brand new to the series, where I will talk a bit more about the world and the plot in general, as well as some of the characters :) and then the third and last paragraph will be filled with my thoughts and opinions about this particular installment, which means I will be talking about people and events, including spoilers from the first installment, so read at your own risk ;) that way everyone can find something for themselves in my review :)
Like I said, this is a fantasy series with some serious steampunk vibes :) which is only just like my favourite mix ever ;) Janet, the main character, is a leader of a teenage band of thieves, with a prosthetic arm :) she's clever and sarcastic and is willing to do whatever it takes to help her friends :) so when they are all caught during one of their heists and thrown to jail, she agrees to a pact with Itazura, god of mischief, to save them :) soon after she finds herself in the middle of a godly conflict that trails back a long, long time... :) I'm not gonna say much more about the events, cause I want you guys to be surprised by all the twists and turns as I was :) but what I can say is that the writing style is amazing :) highly entertaining, with witty dialogue and interesting characters, it's a fast paced story that you are not gonna want to stop :) within the pages of the first story we get to meet a few gods and they are as interesting as you think... maybe even more :) not only that, but we get more acquainted with Janet's friends :) all of them have their own distinctive personalities, and I cannot wait to have some more backstories and informations about them... especially after already hearing some stories ;) now that we have this little explanation out of the way, let me tell you more about the sequel :)
Ok, last warning for all of you guys who are completely new to the series, avert your eyes, cause I am gonna spoil some major things from that first book :) SPOILERS AHEAD ;) ok, so we pick up when Janet, along with Sid and Parker, are looking for wendigos... at least trying to kill as many of them as they can, hoping that one of them will have their friend Sylvia's soul... that is until they discover that Itazura was kidnapped and no one knows where he is... dun dun duuuunnnn... ;) since he is still connected to Janet, certain gods want her help to find him :) this story was a fantastic sequel... again, full of action and surprising twists and turns... although I predicted some of them ;) we meet new characters, but can we trust all of them? :) we also get to know more people, and gods, we've met before... and some of them may surprise us... :) I loved the writing style again, which made this story such an entertaining read... I already cannot wait for the next installment... especially after *that* ending :) I can't really say anything else about the actual events in the sequel, because it would be too spoilerific, but it was a phenomenal read :) 5 stars all the way :) I definitely highly recommend you all this amazing gem :) if you haven't already, be sure to check out this book, and the first one as well :)