This book deserves a blog post, not only because it’s great, but because Kate Colby is a lovely person and deserves accolades for all her hard work 🙂 You can preorder Kate’s book on Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords, and if you order it TODAY you can get it for $0.99. So get on it! 🙂
The Cogsmith’s Daughter by Kate M. Colby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I devoured this book in three days, and I have no regrets. It was great! The plot was entertaining and fast paced, the culture and mythology were intriguing, and every character had at least one layer that I wasn’t expecting. I’m so glad I signed up for the newsletter in time to get an advanced copy before it came out (Thanks, Kate! :D). I love Aya as a character, I love that she doesn’t allow other people, her job, or her circumstances to define her, I love that she sticks with her gut and her instincts (even when it doesn’t seem to make sense), and I love that in the end she still chooses to be her own person. I just love her 🙂
The only minor complaint that I have (and it really is incredibly minor) is the dialogue is a little jarring sometimes. It jumps back and forth between incredibly formal and incredibly lax (with no discernible reasoning behind one or the other), with occasional modern slang thrown in that felt odd or out of character. Like I said, it’s an incredibly minor thing, but it’s the only thing that kept this review from being five stars, and I felt it was worth mentioning.
This book is definitely worth your time and I can’t wait for the next one.
WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN TO CHARLIE??? 😀