Iron Cast by Destiny Soria Review

Tuesday, October 11th 2016

More than anything, she wanted to kiss him. He was so bright and beautiful and vulnerable in the daylight. But she couldn’t let herself.

October 11th 2016 by Amulet Books

“It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—captivate their audience. Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, they realize how precarious their position is. After she escapes, two of the Cast Iron’s hires are shot, and Johnny disappears. With the law closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers, even as betrayal faces them at every turn.”

It is my greatest honor to be apart of this wonderful gem of a book publication process. There are times as a book love, reader, and of course blogger that you find a book that’s so amazing that you want to shout it from the roof top of how much you truly enjoyed the journey that the author has created for you. That moment, of book reading bless has been given to me by Destiny Soria’s newest novel “Iron Cast”! Published today October 11th 2016 by Amulet Books, I had the pleasure of reading as an ARC, and can’t wait to get my hands on the book as a final book! Let the review begin!

First off can we take an extra moment to love this lushes cover! Look at those full lips and curly hair! There is obviously no doubt about the ethnic diverse that this book possess! If anyone know where I can get my hands on the necklace featured on this book PLEASE! Contact me ASAP! My money is yours! Now off to the review!

I read this book as an ARC, and I know once I see it on the shelves of book stories it’s going to continue to be as special as a read then as it is to me now. “Iron Cast” is absolutely a great new realize for the fall of 2016! (next to Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Còrdova’s new release Sept). I’m really surprise this book has not gotten more attention but I’m sure now that it’s release is here, it’s probably going to blow up with great reading admiration on how amazingly gifted Destiny Soria writing style is.

“Iron Cast” is a wonderful written historical fantasy that happens to take place in 1919. Ohh-oh 1919! Doesn’t that already sound eerie! Well imagine the year of 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts right before the Prohibition era. The book features two main characters, who are in fact best friends named Ada Narvarra and Corinne Wells. Ada along side Corrine work in a nightclub called the Cast Iron, known for it’s totally ‘legal’ homeopathy shows. What makes this book more amazing is the fact that Ada and Corrine are homeopaths, uniquely gifted pair that are able to ‘afflict’ blood which gives them the odd ability to weave magic into beautiful illusions through art. Imagine all that Ada and Corrine can do! Imagine all the things they can make people see with her unique features of magic! It’s then when a con goes sour, only Ada’s best friend Corinne can have the bravery let along the cunning to break her bestie out of a cleverly designed ‘Asylum’, when it’s truly a “rehabilitating” center for homeopaths!

This book is a mixture of:
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Còrdova’s range of love, and the depths one would go to save those they love!

The historical yet magical, and I do mean literal MAGICAL, combination of Libba Bray’s “The Diviner’s” series.

With the final mixture of the creepy, haunting, and freaky lifestyle of those who were committed to an asylum, similar to Mandy McGinnis book “ A Madness So Discreet.”

What I really love about this book is how the magic really shines through. Sometimes when you read books about magic you feel like you’ve read about this style or type of magic before. However Destiny Soria, really makes sure you’re readying experiences is unique, even when it comes to her 1919 Boston historical fiction novel “Iron Cast” magical elements. The real unique quality to the magical elements of this book is the fact that each character sues it differently. Ada, for example can use music to create ‘feelings’, while her best friend Corinne uses ‘poety’ to convey illusions. The characters are not a standard copy paste from other young adult fantasy. I know some many say having one of the characters create illusions through music is similar to “ The Savage Song” by Victoria Schwab, expect Schwab book was written in a completely different environment, let along there are no tally marks to be had here!

The adventures between Ada and Corrine are truly worth the read! The book is only 384 physical pages. Which means once you’ve meet Ada and Corrine, I’m sure those 384 pages are going to seem to short and two few once compared with the heart twisting, nail biting adventure that these two seem to have to endure for their friendship and their love!
Happy Reading Y’all!

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