As Queen of Antrum, I rule an underground realm of demon hunters who love finding new caves. Hey, it’s boring down here; I’m glad they all have a hobby.
Welcome to one of the September 24th stops on the blog tour for Clockwork Igni by Christina Bauer with XPresso Book Tours. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for spotlights, reviews, author guest posts & bonus content, and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
Angelbound Origins Book Nine
by Christina Bauer
Publishing 21 September 2021
Monster House Books
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
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Long live the me! As Queen of Antrum, I rule an underground realm of demon hunters who love finding new caves. Hey, it’s boring down here; I’m glad they all have a hobby. Per usual, I try to act interested about their latest discovery, but all I hear is “blah blah blah new cavern blah blah blah Forbidden Tombs blah blah blah massive bronze pyramids blah blah blah creepy ticking sounds.” It’s a little odd, but I’m not worried.
Suddenly, the Forbidden Tombs burst through the ground in my home realm of Purgatory. Bronze pyramids smash through abandoned buildings and highways, making rush hour a nightmare. Even worse, the metal structures attract tiny lightning bolts called igni, which are my very special supernatural buddies. Within minutes, every last igni gets stolen away.
Now. I’m. Pissed.
Whoever hides inside those pyramids? Time to dust off your mummies and shine up your sarcophagi. Because my husband, Lincoln, and I are breaking in and kicking ass.
In which Myla Lewis kicks ass and takes names. Nuff said.
5. The Dark Lands
6. The Brutal Time
8. Quasi Redux
9. Clockwork Igni
10. Lady Reaper
My Rating: 4 Stars
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I was granted eARC access to Clockwork Igni as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with XPresso Book Tours. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
Just like every other Christina Bauer book I’ve read, Clockwork Igni does a great job of capturing and conveying the mind of young and young-at-heart characters who are headstrong, optimistic, and an almost impossible balance of wisened by experience but also still so naive. I love it! Bauer’s female leads have become a benchmark for me that I use to compare other YA characters and writing to. This particular book provides the interesting opportunity to read the same character at two different life stages on the same page and I love the way that’s handled.
I love the way this series makes so much use of familiar mythology and religious symbolism, but always manages to blend it with brand new elements and transform it into something unique that builds the Angelbound world. The igni, “the little supernatural lightning bolts that move souls to heaven,” are such a fascinating piece of worldbuilding, and to suddenly have them all disappear? Yup, you have my attention! That’s a big problem! What’s Myla going to do to resolve it?
Although I’ve read and reviewed quite a few of Bauer’s books at this point, I’ll admit the majority have not been Angelbound books yet. I’m not completely up to date on this series. There is definitely a lot of reference to past events and inter-character relationships that let me know I was definitely not reading a first book, neither for Origins nor the entire Angelbound universe, but it was still an enjoyable experience and I didn’t feel lost. Fear not, I do have the titles I haven’t read yet and I do intend to read them, but I thought I’d note that this book can be read out of order.
Overall this is a fun, easy read and I really loved Myla as a character. If you love YA Fantasy, great book and series. If you’ve enjoyed Bauer’s other books and this is your chance to get in on the Angelbound books, you can start here if you choose though I would recommend starting with book one. If you’re up to date on Origins, get in here! The story continues and it’s a lot of fun!
About the Author
Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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