Review: Tarnished by Karina Cooper

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Series: The Saint Croix Chronicle #1
Publisher:Avon
Release Date: June 2012
Source: Library
Reviewed by: Amber I.





Look at me branching out and reading a steampunk book with very little paranormal. Seriously this isn't much of a paranormal book at all and I loved it. I am just so proud of myself. Tarnished was a great read and I am really happy that I decided to give it a try, especially since its not really in my comfort zone.

The world itself is just so intriguing. There's the upper and lower London, one where the wealthy and classy live the other where the smells are so bad you need to wear goggles and respirators. Cherry is another heroine that is very flawed. She is an opium addict. She lives in upper London where she is to be a proper lady but to get her fix she goes to the lower half where she takes jobs as a collector to pay for her habit. She really lives two different lives. But when she becomes a target her lives start to crash.

There are two love interests. I mean its not bad like a real triangle its all still new but of coarse I already picked the one I like. And he of coarse is on the lower London and is pretty much a thug. I really hope to see more of him.

The only kinda paranormal in this was with this magic dust that Cherry is exposed to. I won't tell you exactly what happens there but luckily my favorite guy was there to help her out. ;) Tarnished just totally caught me by surprise. I really only wanted to read it after meeting Karina at RT. I had no idea what is was about but when I read the summary I admit I was hesitant. But I wanted to try something new and gave it a go. I am really glad I did. There is still so much left undiscovered a lot of story lines that I need answers to. Really I think only one thing was solved in this book. While that usually bothers me, I am not so much. I am excited to read more and can't wait to crack open book 2. If you want to give Steampunk a try, I think this is a perfect place to start!













16 comments:

  1. I love this series and I really like Cherry's character. I'm glad you enjoyed this, Amber! I hope you like the next one too ;-)

    Cat @ A2H

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    1. I got the 2nd one from RT and plan on starting it soon. I am really happy I decided to read it.

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  2. Yeah meeting Cooper at RT is want made me grab this one. Glad to see you enjoyed it.

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    1. I really think you should give it a try. Did you get her second book at that Avon party? That is where I talked to her at.

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    2. Yes I grabbed a copy. I talked with her at the luncheon where we recreated the bookcovers. She was at my table. Very nice.

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    3. I talked to her at the book signing. She did seem really nice. She got my attention at the award ceremony. I can't wait to read the next book.

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  3. Y'all just make me happy. Thanks so much for giving this series a chance! I love it when I can satisfy folks who step out of the usual comfort zone. <3 Thank you for the wonderful review. It was delightful meeting you!

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    1. I can't wait for book 2! I have it on my shelf already. Tarnished was an awesome awesome read! I am so happy I left my comfort zone and picked it up.

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  4. This sounds like a great book. I think I'll check out soon. Great review as usual, Amber.

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    1. I told you I have been branching out a bit. And so far its been great!

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  5. Sounds like a good read; I'm trying to up my Steampunk intake so maybe I'll give this one a try!

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    1. I really really liked it. You should for sure give it a try. Its Amber recommended. ;)

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  6. You have to jump to book 2, she'll make your head EXPLODE! I got so carried away I tweeted DAMN YOU to Ms. Cooper (oops!). But really I was so pissed off and heartbroken by book's end.

    Your pervy girlfriend,
    Braine

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    1. Braine, what the flippin flip?! Now I am nervous. I don't want to be heart broken. I can't handle that.

      And you really are a perv! and I love it.

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  7. impressive book cover! but just not the one i was looking for, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Nice review Amber, thank you! I do have this series on my wishlist :)

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