The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it's perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.
Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She's determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there's nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.
But Westie's search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel's latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There's only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie's kin. With the help of Nigel's handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she's not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.
This thrilling novel is a remarkable tale of danger and discovery, from debut author Michelle Modesto.
This book was really, really awesome! It was in a world like our own, but with some differences. Like magical creatures, magic, and air-creations. So yeah, that was pretty darned awesome! And there was the fact that there was finding the proof that this family were the ones that killed her family. Yeah.
Loved reading about Westie. She wasn't a girly girl, she didn't like dressing up all fancy-though she appreciated gifts from Nigel, though he mostly gave her weapons, which was great! What with having her family killed by cannibals, well, yeah, had her arm chopped off by one. Bot fun!
There was a bit of a romance, but the main focus was the investigation. To see if this family were the ones that killed her family. And yeah, it wasn't easy. The house were it happened, well, it was lived in, and it's been 7 years since it happened. And there was more going on then what appeared!
There were a lot of ups and downs! There was the hope that the plan, the new information, would help, and then there were the downs when the plan didn't work. And that really sucked. But everything worked out, even with those unexpected twists!
Absolutely loved this book, and I can't wait to read what Michelle Modesto writes next!
Author: Michelle Modesto
Read: December 11th, 2016
Reason Why: Sounded really great! And it's a a DAC Book, Historical Fiction 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: February 2nd 2016