4 STAR REVIEW
Thank you so much to St. Martins Press and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I’ve been slowly easing myself into books I wouldn’t normally read and I was very excited when I received his novel. I heard that it is reminiscent of Six of Crows and even though I haven’t read that book yet it’s definitely on my TBR list. I have heard many great things about the author and her past works so I was immediately intrigued by this one.
This book is set in 1889 during the Exposition Universalle which is a fair that features displays of cars, diamonds, and a human zoo. While this book tended to lean more towards historical with a touch of fantasy, I still really enjoyed it and the characters. I got a little confused at times as the characters were building up and what their relationships were with each other but as I got further into the book it made more sense. There was a few areas of massive information dumps that I had to slowly read to not get confused (spoiler alert, I still did) but overall this was a really great book. I absolutely love the cover and how the author was so detailed in everything. The only complaint I have is the ending, that was an interesting cliffhanger and now I feel I have to read the second book in the series to figure out what the heck is going to happen next.