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Book Review 114: Lumière by Jacqueline Garlick

Book Review 114: Lumière by Jacqueline Garlick

It’s apparently steampunk week here at Second Run Reviews. It seemed serendipitous that finished Lumiere by Jacqueline Garlick the week I was slated to be a part of the book tour for Clockwork Menagerie. Set in alternate world devastated by the Great Illumination, Lumière by Jacqueline Garlick follows Eyelet and Ulrick as they uncover the dark secrets of their personal lives and the world they live in. I will say that I was captivated from first few pages of Lumière. I have a soft spot for books that lean on a close father/daughter relationship. After the prologue, I knew that I needed to follow Eyelet through to the end even if I had no intention of reading the entire Illumination Paradox series. I was going to trust Eyelet from start to finish. This entire book was an incredible case of deja vu for me. I felt like I had read it before. However, I have no permanent record of reading it prior to now. Perhaps it was the familiar elements from other novels and worlds I have encountered. Familiar Elements The disparity between the Brethren part of town and Gears and the Follies reminded me of Dickens’ portrayal of Victorian […]

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