Genre: Science Fiction, Steampunk, Western, Young Adult, Fantasy
Riding up to the Treasure Ranch, 17 year old Clark is seeking refuge from the army in the sanctuary of his estranged mining tycoon father’s home and name.
A rather large surprise to the Treasure family; except to 16 year old Amethyst Treasure who finds the revelation amusing. The Treasures immediately welcome Clark and he works hard to not break that respect that they have given him. When Amethyst is kidnapped and then fatally shot by a neighbour, Clark reveals his gift to Amethyst, the ability to bring the dead back to life. Clark enlists Amethyst to help him uncover his past, his parentage and to continue to elude his pursuers. To think, Amethyst was concerned that a summer home with her family was going to be tedious!
Ah Steampunk! How I love you!
Now a Steampunk and a Wild West setting? Even better!
I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This isn’t my first Jordan Elizabeth novel and I hope that it won’t be my last now that I’ve finished Treasure, Darkly. This author has a rare gift of story telling. She has the ability to draw you into her imagined worlds and to make her characters jump out of the pages with life!
Clark is a dear boy. You would think his upbringing would be stereotypical and he’d end up following in the footsteps of that statistic but he seems to have kept himself straight. He loved his mom, dearly; he respected her even if he didn’t like her job. He is definitely the Young Adult Hero for sure.
Amethyst is the one you love to hate. Self-indulgent, self-entitled attitude…argh! Her treatment of her parents, especially her mother. Wow. I suppose it comes in hand with being 16 and having gotten away with everything, her parents made a monster.
When Amethyst realizes who Clark really is and what he can do, it’s like she becomes an entirely different person. It seemed to wake her up, that she almost lost her life for good and Clark brought her back.
Although it may seem morally wrong and really gross or weird at first, the burgeoning romance in the novel was interesting. I encourage you to shake off your pre-conceived notions and read on, eventually it will make sense.
I didn’t really have any issues with this book, seeing as I gave it five stars! I look forward to more adventures with the Treasures!
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