Lumière (The Illumination Paradox, #1)

Lumière (The Illumination Paradox, #1)Lumière 
By: Jacqueline Garlick
My rating: ★★★★★

( I received this book free from Netgalley, in exchange for my honest review )

This book, though it seemed to be slow going at first, intrigued me enough to keep me reading. I'm normally the, get to the point, now!, kind of reader. But this wasn't the case for this book. Everything about this book pulled me in, each word had me holding on and holding my breath at the same time. It was a weird feeling, one I haven't felt from a book before. The gliding pace, set the tone, and set the road for Urlick and Eyelet.

Urlick and Eyelet are quite the pair. Though they do spend most of the book fighting, and keeping secrets, which in truth didn't bother me as much as it does in other books. I felt that it was necessary for both of them to keep themselves guarded. After all, Eyelet pretty much highjacked Urlick's coach.

They grew naturally, and learned to trust one-another. Their romance was simple and innocent. Love was never mentioned, but you knew that they cared deeply for one another long before they figured it out. I am invested in these two, I want them to work, so that cliffhanger at the end, god, I was nearly in tears.

I'm excited about this book, this series, I have already started the second book and I can't wait to know what will happen between my new favourite couple.

I loved all the different inventions, and how they were described. I was never lost or confused, the attention to detail was immaculate. Not just for the gadgets, but in the world building itself. Jacqueline Garlick has created a masterful dark world full of deadly gases, creatures that stalk the forest feasting on discerned criminals to, grand schools to nurture the talents and a city to house the rich. She divided the line splendidly.

Lumiére is a mystery wrapped in a mystery. It will have you clinging to every word, it will have you keeping notes as to try and solve the many mysteries that this book holds. It is a tale of two different people, from two different worlds, in search of cure. A cure for things the world, its people, believe is madness, broken, ugly. This book is one that should be read, studied.

I highly recommend this books, it is truly one of a kind.

Happy Reading

-E.A. Walsh

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