Review of Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore

Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis, #1)Dark Metropolis
By: Jaclyn Dolamore
Release Date: June 17th 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Source: ARC

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:
star

Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Thea Holder’s mother is cursed with a spell that’s driving her mad, and whenever they touch, Thea is chilled by the magic, too. With no one else to contribute, Thea must make a living for both of them in a sinister city, where danger lurks and greed rules.
Thea spends her nights waitressing at the decadent Telephone Club attending to the glitzy clientele. But when her best friend, Nan, vanishes, Thea is compelled to find her. She meets Freddy, a young, magnetic patron at the club, and he agrees to help her uncover the city’s secrets-even while he hides secrets of his own.

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Stacking the Shelves

I feel like this week passed by in a blur of activity, and honestly I’m shocked it’s the weekend. Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

For Review (via the Publisher):

Prototype

Prototype by M.D. Waters

Won (thank you Nikki from Fiction Freak):

Otherbound

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis and Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore

Gift (from Publisher-thank you Bloomsbury!!):

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. I promptly loaned this to my father to read. I forgot to snap a picture of the paperback but trust me it’s beautiful. If you were following My Friends Are Fiction last year you would have heard me professing my love of this book through my review, interview with Samantha and the Lego character art we created. If you’ve not read this then I recommend it if you like science fiction with a slower pace with incredible world building. It is a slow burn type of book that I adored to pieces.

How was your week? What new books did you get?

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review. So excited about this book haul:

This week I had some stellar book mail. This week marked the first time I received the big promotional package from a publisher. I am beyond thrilled to be included. Thank you Disney-Hyperion!

For Review:

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Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly, Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore, Far From You by Tess Sharpe, Don’t Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout.

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The Ring and The Crown by Melissa De La Cruz, Death Sworn by Leah Cypess and Steadfast by Claudia Gray
For fun we created my avatar picture with the mask Disney sent in the Summer of Chills package.

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Last week’s post

    • My To Read List for March
    • Review of Half Bad by Sally Green   star
    • Cover Reveal of Mortal Gods by Kendare Blake + Giveaway of Antigoddess (INT)
    • Interview with Erin Fitzsimmons, designer behind Not a Drop to Drink, Cruel Beauty and more. Giveaway -winner chooses any of the books Erin has worked on (INT)