Thursday, January 18, 2018

Review: Tainted (The Soul Chronicles #1) by Morgan L. Busse

About the Book

Winner of the 2017 Realm Award for Steampunk

What Happens When Your Soul Dies?

Kat Bloodmayne is one of the first women chosen to attend the Tower Academy of Sciences. But she carries a secret: she can twist the natural laws of science. She has no idea where this ability came from, only that every time she loses control and unleashes this power, it kills a part of her soul. If she doesn't find a cure soon, her soul will die and she will become something else entirely.

After a devastating personal loss, Stephen Grey leaves the World City Police Force to become a bounty hunter. He believes in justice and will stop at nothing to ensure criminals are caught and locked up. However, when Kat Bloodmayne shows up in his office seeking his help, his world is turned upside down.

Together they search World City and beyond for a doctor who can cure Kat. But what they discover on the way goes beyond science and into the dark sphere of magic.

My Review

Five Stars

This was my second time reading Tainted and I loved it just as much as the first time. With steampunk books, I either absolutely love them or strongly dislike them. I've gotta say, Tainted is steampunk done right and just the type that I adore. It's a fast-paced novel that had me reading as quickly as I could. Vivid descriptions made it easy for me to perfectly picture this fascinating world and characters.

Tainted is great for any lover of steampunk, but is also a wonderful starting point for those who aren't familiar with the genre. Since this book ended with the characters in flux, I can't wait to start the sequel, Awakened, immediately!

To learn about author Morgan L. Busse, visit her on her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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