By Delilah S. Dawson
Release Date: March 27th, 2012
Number of Pages: 395
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Blurb from Goodreads:
Have you ever heard of a Bludman? They’re rather like you and me—only more fabulous, immortal, and mostly indestructible. (They’re also very good kissers.)
Delilah S. Dawson’s darkly tempting debut drops her unsuspecting heroine into a strange faraway land for a romantic adventure that’s part paranormal, part steampunk . . . and completely irresistible.
When Tish Everett forces open the ruby locket she finds at an estate sale, she has no idea that a deliciously rakish Bludman has cast a spell just for her. She wakes up in a surreal world, where Criminy Stain, the dashing proprietor of a magical traveling circus, curiously awaits. At Criminy’s electric touch, Tish glimpses a tantalizing future, but she also foresees her ultimate doom. Before she can decide whether to risk her fate with the charming daredevil, the locket disappears, and with it, her only chance to return home. Tish and Criminy battle roaring sea monsters and thundering bludmares, vengeful ghosts and crooked Coppers in a treacherous race to recover the necklace from the evil Blud-hating Magistrate. But if they succeed, will Tish forsake her fanged suitor and return to her normal life, or will she take a chance on an unpredictable but dangerous destiny with the Bludman she’s coming to love?
"Nothing's stopping me, dammit. I can be anything and anyone I want to be. No one's going to tell me what to be ever again."
Ah, Criminy and his British accent and endearments. Total love and I'm imagining myself in Letitia's place.
This book was truly wonderful and exhilarating. The world of Sang was truly creepy and wildly imaginative. A truly recommended read and the excerpt of Wicked As She Comes, the sequel to this, will just leave you demanding for it now.