Waltz of the Crows by L.G. Rollins
Steampunk, Cozy Mystery, Romance
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Leila Hale’s orders are clear: impersonate a nurse, make contact with her fellow spy, and get London the information it needs without being caught or killed; or worse, tripping up so horribly her superiors deem her incompetent.
Samuel Rowley has returned to find his hometown disease-ridden, with many on the brink of madness. Not a man to sit back and merely hope for the best, he determines to explore every resource available until he finds a solution.
Together, Leila and Samuel sort out the relevant from the distractions and tease truth from lies. But as they uncover various secrets, it becomes evident that this insanity isn’t a disease at all, but a meticulously infiltrated poisoning; and the perpetrator has them in their sights.
When all is made known, will Leila and Samuel have enough wit and strength to save themselves, their future, and a town full of innocent victims?
Waltz of the Crows is Book 3 in the Steam and Shadow Series; all books in this series are stand-alone and can be read in any order. Waltz of the Crows is a Victorian Era Steampunk (think Woman in White but with cool gadgets) bundled up with a cozy mystery and sweet romance. Perfect for lovers of Marissa Meyer’s Cinder and Stephanie Garber’s Caraval.
What I thought
I was gifted a copy of this book by the author for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I was contacted by the author and asked if I wanted to read this book. I thought it sounded good so I thought I would give it a try. I won’t lie, guys, I went in with low expectations because I have not had the best luck lately with cool concept but not great delivery (yes more than one instance in a short period of time). So believe me when I say that I loved this book I only put it down because I was falling asleep and then picked it right back up again as soon as I woke up. I can’t remember the last time I was this invested in characters that I was holding my breath to see what was going to happen to them.
This was the perfect amount of steampunk, cozy mystery and romance I have found in a long time. It blends them all together just right and I did not feel as if any one element overpowered the others.
If any of those elements interest you I would suggest you grab a copy of the book!