I’m so excited to be part of the blog tour for Beast Heart by Kyle Richardson! This book was so much fun. I loved this dark, twisted world. This book started out a tiny bit slow, but the characters are so engaging and well developed that I couldn’t put it down. And once the pace picked up, I was completely sucked in.
I loved how each character had their own unique personality and history. They all felt so real and so human (even the ones that might not be entirely human). I connected with all of them in some way and that made me feel so invested in their stories.
Not only are these characters engaging, but the entire world is fascinating! I loved the dark, steampunk world Richardson created. It was great combination of spooky/horror, and more modern/realistic.
I cannot wait for the next book to come out! Be sure to get your own copy when Beast Heart is released on 3/31/20!
(Also, read to the bottom of this post for another GIVEAWAY!)
Here’s the synopsis for those who are interested:
When the girl with the clockwork hand meets the boy with the beast heart, sparks fly in this poignant, adventure-filled debut.
Book 1 of the Steambound Trilogy. When Gabby’s hand turns to steam, her mom hires an engineer to build her a clockwork glove. It’s the last thing Gabby wants—if only she could be normal. But when her mom is attacked by something monstrous, normal is no longer an option. Now the only person she can turn to is a grizzled detective, who promises to help her become something … more.
Meanwhile, Kemple’s foster dad treats him like a slave. And the beatings are getting worse. So when a rebellious girl named Josephyn arrives—with a plan to escape to the city—he doesn’t hesitate. But there are creatures in Iron Bay whose slashes are worse than skin-deep. And as Kemple evolves into something inhuman, his search for a cure begins.
They are strangers in a city where carriages rattle, airships rumble, and where their own dark pasts continue to haunt them. Soon their paths will collide, and the girl who slays monsters will come face to face with the boy who is becoming a beast.
Sound like your cup of tea? Here’s where you can buy it!
About the Author:
Kyle Richardson lives in the suburban wilds of Canada with his adorable wife, their rambunctious son, and their adventurous daughter. He writes about shapeshifters, superheroes, and the occasional clockwork beast, moonlights as an editor at Meerkat Press, and has a terrible habit of saying the wrong thing at the most inopportune moments. His short fiction has appeared in places such as Love Hurts: A Speculative Fiction Anthology and Daily Science Fiction.
Remember how I said there was a giveaway? Here’s the link. You can win a $50 book shopping spree!