Monday, December 28, 2020

Review: Goblins and Snowflakes by Melanie Karsak

About the Book
*Caution: May contain Christmas gnomes

Never bargain with goblin men.

Scarlette Rossetti thought her stay at Strawberry Hill Castle during the Christmas holiday would pass by uneventfully. She couldn't have been more wrong. Enticed by the delights of the nearby village of Twickenham, Scarlette's life would change in unimaginable ways.

She never expected to be drawn magnetically to The Two Sisters Doll Shop and Toy Emporium.

Scarlette didn't guess that tinkering clockwork gnomes could have supernatural consequences.

And she didn't know that one should never, ever, bargain with goblin men.

But during the Christmas season, magic is always brewing.

Charles Dickens meets Supernatural in this magical retelling of The Elves and The Shoemaker. Dive into New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak's award-winning fairy tale world set in gaslamp England.

My Thoughts

I absolutely loved this story. I'm not very familiar with the fairy tale it was based on, but that didn't hinder my enjoyment one bit. It's a super fun Christmassy read that transported me right into the story. Seriously, that first chapter? It made me so hungry! All those baked goods were described so well that I could almost taste them!

The characters were great and the romance was sweet. Scarlette and Archie had such great camaraderie. They were the perfect pair.

The world building was stunning. I'm so excited there are more books set in this world for me to explore! I can't wait to check them out. If you're a fan of steampunk or fairy tales, check this novella out. I highly recommend it.

4.5 Stars


  1. Sounds good! I'm not much on novellas as a rule, but maybe I'll give it a try and check on some of the author's other work. :)

    1. I'm excited to check out more of this author's work. I love steampunk, so it's always nice to find a new author who writes it. :)

  2. I'm a fan of both steampunk (when it's done well) and fairy tales. I'd love to read this one. :)

    1. This was a really fun read. I'm picky about steampunk too. When it's done well, I feel like it's my favorite thing ever. When its bad, it's really bad. Thankfully, this one was great. :D

  3. This sounds like something to put on my list to read next year.