Title: Charmed Vengeance
Series: The Aether Chronicles #2
Publication: August 8, 2013
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
About the Book
In the Faerie realm, Noli Braddock's relationship with her best friend V has grown into something more. But V's mother, Faerie Queen Tiana, has ruled that they are forbidden to see each other. Returning to the mortal realm, Noli joins the crew of her brother's air-pirate ship, the Vixen's Revenge. There she discovers that her brother has hired the scallywag Faerie huntsman, Kevighn Silver. While serving as shipmates, Kevighn and Noli learn that the Earth Court King plans to find a forbidden artifact--one that will bring destruction to everyone Noli loves.
I liked this book. I enjoyed the world the author has created by weaving together the steam punk with faery world in a way that is visually believable and intriguing.Noli and V are separated by the request of the Queen Tiana that before he goes on his bizarre quest for her that he break things off with Noli first. As much as it pains V to leave her vulnerable and in pain, he can't disobey the Queen. V knows his Queen has some sinister motive but can't figure out what. He does feel that whatever it is can't end good for any of them.what happens next four V and Noli is an adventure neither one could imagine. I really like Noli and her struggle to hold on to her humanity, almost every moment is a struggle for her. She's such a girl yet she's not afraid to get dirty.She's ambitious in a world where women practically have no rights, which I wouldn't want to go back to those days, ever. V and his brother are adorable, though James seems grittier and mischievous, V comes off as more reserved and cautious. Overall, the story moves well and the characters are realistic. This is a great book about the Fae, steam punk and women's rights.
About the Author
Suzanne Lazear is the author of the Young Adult Steampunk dark fairytale series THE AETHER CHRONICLES. Book 1, INNOCENT DARKNESS is out now. Book 2, CHARMED VENGEANCE, releases 8-8-13. She always plays with swords, is never described as normal, and has been known to run with bustles. Suzanne lives in Los Angeles with her daughter and the hubby,and a hermit crab. Learn more about THE AETHER CHRONICLES at http://www.aetherchronicles.com and her at http://www.suzannelazear.com