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Supernatural Devices (Steampunk Scarlett, #1)Supernatural Devices by Kailin Gow
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was definitely a bit of fun!! 17 year old Scarlett, who travels around with her archaeologist parents, is suddenly called to return to London to help a family friend, a Mr Sherlock Holmes! She returns to London, very happily, and then the rest of the book is one small adventure or mishap after the other. We don’t actually get to meet Mr Holmes but we do find out that Scarlett has a special ability, to see paranormal activity….whether that be vampires, or the Fey, Or even the Romanian gypsies….all of which make their appearances in the story. Scarlett is an independent girl, quite capable of looking after herself and can quite often be found running around the streets of London, still in her traveling outfit, chasing after girls with stolen rings or fighting off a vampire attack. She also has a variety of males who show up in the story, all who seem to be very good at kissing! I am not too sure what part the ‘Steampunk’ (from the title) has to play in the story but I expect it will be more dominant in the next book in the series. At one point in the story Scarlett claims something to be ‘very fantastical, even for me’ and this is what you should expect if you want to read this book. Every few pages there is another twist or turn and you have to let your imagination take over when reading the book and try not to question the likelihood of these events actually happening! Wile I didn’t really connect with any of the characters, it was still a fun, short read. Book received from NetGalley.

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