STEAM by Stacey Rourke
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal
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
This is the third book in this series and they must be read in order to understand what is happening. Ireland Crane a descendant of Ichabod Crane is caring on the curse of the hessian. She and her troop of supernatural cohorts are back for some adventure. Ridley has Poe’s curse, Rip died and is now back in his ghost form and then there is Noah who is Ireland’s boyfriend and has no supernatural gifts. They have some new friends on their journey. HG Wells has joined them and lead them to find a nun named Peyton. Peyton has a fellow along with her Malachi. Malachi has his own reasons for coming along on the journey and they are not just about protecting Peyton. HG Wells is supposed to be giving them answers but he has other things in mind as well. HG Wells needs them to for reasons of his own. Nothing could have prepared them for what takes place in this book. Ireland is dealing with guilt over Rip’s death and the hessian is being to take over. She is holding on to her sanity by a thread. I love this series. There are lots of twists and turns. If you like supernatural entities this book and series is for you. There is about of everything. There is danger, romance, friendship, and more. Stacey is a fantastic author and I always look forward to reading a new book by her. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I was not expecting the ending of this book. Ireland is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her friends and family. Her boys are fiercely loyal to her and would do the same for her if she would let them. This series is full of mystery and suspense. I highly recommend this book and this series.
Books 1 & 2
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.