Hi guys! I can't believe today is the day for my stop on Steam's blog tour. I've been following this series right from the start and man, it's AMAZING. Totally badass. Anyway, today I bring you my review of this epic third & last book plus one heck of an incredible giveaway. I hope I can really convince you to pick up this book, it's SO worth your time. Read away, lovely people!
Title: STEAM by Stacey Rourke
Series: The Legends Saga #3
Author: Stacey RourkeGenre: New Adult, Paranormal
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Published: September 10th, 2015
Time passes, sins forgotten.
The bodies of the victims long since rotten.
Trapped within the essence of the Headless Horseman by the guilt of slaughtering her best friend, Ireland Crane follows the father of science fiction, HG Wells, in search of freedom from the curse that binds her. Instead, she discovers even he has a hidden agenda. A dark, relentless passion to be reunited with the woman he loves has driven him to manipulate time and a murderous Horseman.
Yet heed my warning, as the Raven flies,
The Hessian will come … and you will die.
All that prevents Ireland from abandoning Wells’ twisted pursuit, or introducing him to her sword, are the undead witches haunting her. Begging for freedom from a vile succubus, the ghoulish coven leads Ireland and her crew on a journey through Salem’s sordid past. There, they learn there is more to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s history than a scarlet letter, and the secret they’ve uncovered seeks to destroy them all.
Books 1 & 2
The Reader's Review
My rating: 5/5 stars
No no no no no no no no no NO!
Stacey Rourke, why did you stab me in the back?! WHY? I just cannot find the strength to deal or carry on with my life right now. I'm absolutely heartbroken and struggling with a runny nose. But WOW, Steam was definitely the BEST book in the series. Shocking? Yes. Exciting? YES. Creepy? OHMYGOD YES! On so many levels. Fear this book, you guys. It will absolutely destroy you.
But Steam definitely delivered what I wanted and even more (maybe too much *glares at Stacey*). Like with the first two books, Steam didn't loosen its hold on me until I was 100% ruined. I laughed, I ate my nails, I cried my eyes out. I had FUN. This is why I LOVE how Stacey Rourke writes. She's a GENIUS. She truly knows what to give to her readers because The Legends Saga
was IS a fantastic series with the right amount of everything you wish to read about. It's epic.
I seriously loved how we get once again two stories instead of one. There is of course the main character's story, Ireland (a.k.a. the hessian) and this time, Preen, a server to the Goddess and the elements, although from a different time frame. Preen's point of view serves as background to understand the goings on with Ireland and company struggling to get rid of the headless horseman's curse and other legends. Familiar with HG Wells? Oh, you're going to love it!
Oh, I know, I know. I'm probably getting carried away with the praise, but I can't help it. I ADORED this series. I ADORE Stacey Rourke. I loved and I'm going to miss my dear characters so, so much. Ireland will always be my favorite badass, sarcastic hero. Noah the only cool normal guy from the bunch. Ridley, the hilarious charmer. And Rip, nothing short of awesome. These four are the best gang I've ever had the pleasure to meet. So, yes, you must meet them.
You must read these books.
About the Author
-RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
-Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
-Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series as well as the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.