Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Twisting by Laurel Wanrow (The Luminated Threads #2)

The Twisting
by Laurel Wanrow

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Luminated Threads - Book 2
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: Sprouting Star Press
Genre: Steampunk Romance - NA
Print Length: 319 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
The story of otherworldly Blighted Basin continues in THE TWISTING...

In a valley hidden from the rest of Victorian England, Annmar Masterson has found friendship and acceptance at Wellspring farm. But as her recently discovered magical abilities grow, unstoppable crop-eating pests drive her new home to the brink of collapse.

Shapeshifter Daeryn Darkcoat's heart pulls toward Annmar, but duty comes first. With harvests across the Farmlands shire facing destruction, the predator guard scrambles for new solutions, calling upon the ingenuity of animal shifters, mechanics and growers alike.

Desperation drives landowners to utilize prototype machines, heedless of the threat to their way of life. As the danger mounts, Annmar's knowledge of Outside ways—and her magic—might be more important than anyone realizes.

Weaving steampunk engines and a land of wild magic with a coming-of-age romance, this sequel to THE UNRAVELING and second volume in THE LUMINATED THREADS whisks readers off on another spellbinding adventure.
  
 
 The Twisting by Laurel Wanrow (The Luminated Threads, #2)

The Twisting (The Luminated Threads, #2)Laurel Wanrow is back with book two of the Luminated Series, The Twisting and it is filled with the same glow of something just a little different, just a little more magical and yet still full of her signature style. Once again, we are going back to nineteenth century England to fall into a world of steampunk, magic and young romance, but this time with a lecherous and dark twist.

Annmar has settled into country life in the basin, where people have magical “talents” and are always ready to help out a friend. Then it happened, mysterious animals were mindlessly destroying the crops and no one has an answer to stop the problem. When serious accidents started happening and the threat of a total crop failure was imminent. A mysterious salesman promises he has the equipment needed to save the day. What if the farmers can’t pay? Would they lose their farms?

Annmar is shocked to find the slimy fiend is none other than the very same lecher from her past. Can she convince him she has changed her mind and finds his advances exciting? Is this innocent girl learning the darker ways of the world? Can she save the basin and the farms? Has someone manufactured a need for their equipment through dastardly means? There is more to sweet Annmar than meets the eye and she must use her talent to save both herself and the people she loves, but at what cost to her love for Daeryn?

One part sweet romance, one part suspense and one part pure evil casting its venom on the land, Laurel Wanrow has brought back the atmosphere of the era with feisty characters, far-fetched plans and a much stronger Annmar! Wonderfully creative writing keeps this fantasy moving along through thick and thin! Perfect for the romantic fantasy lover in all of us!

I received an ARC edition from Laurel Wanrow in exchange for my honest review.


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