Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Blog Tour: The Turncoat's Gambit by Andrea Cremer

Title: The Turncoat's Gambit
Author: Andrea Cremer
Series: The Inventor's Secret #3
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: November 15, 2016
Source: Publisher

The Turncoat's Gambit is the third book in Andrea Cremer's The Inventor's Secret series.  In case you have not read the rest of the series and/or missed my reviews on the other two books you can find the review for book 1 HERE and for book 2 HERE.

This is a review for book three in a series.  There may be minor spoilers for the other two books.  Consider yourself warned.

Guys! Guys!  Ahh!  It is finally here!  Book 3!  Yes!

Pirates, steampunk, alchemy, spies... I mean, what does this book NOT have?!  It feels like it has everything!  And it is all wrapped up so nicely and entertainingly!

The Turncoat's Gambit, as I have pointed out, is book 3 in The Inventor's Secret series.  This makes it the final book for these characters and this world and it makes me sad that we have to say goodbye, but it had to happen sometime.  Normally I prolong my farewells and take forever to finish a series, but I couldn't do it with this one.  I had to know.  I had to finish it.  I couldn't put off a book containing pirates and steampunk.  I just couldn't.

This third book in the series has us picking up where we left off in book two.  On a pirate ship!  Jack, Charlotte, Meg, Linette, and Grave are all on the run from both the Empire and the Resistance.  Both sides are wanting Grave for their own purposes and Charlotte cannot give him up.  She believes Grave deserves a better fate that to be their puppet and science project.  So they have employed the pirate, LaChance, to help them escape and get to safety.

Unfortunately for them, there is a turncoat in their midst.  But who is it?

And this leads us to all the crazy adventures and happenings our beloved cast of characters must go through in this final book!

Okay, so to be honest with you all, it took me a little bit to get back into this story.  However, I think the problem was me, not the book.  I just couldn't fully remember who everyone was for a little bit and I have read well over 100 books since reading books 1 and 2 a year ago.  Once I finally started remembering though, I found myself fully engrossed and loving the story once again.  The pages just started to fly by and I never wanted to put it down.

The characters are just as great as ever.  They have definitely grown over the course of the series.  I think my favorites have to be Grave, Lachance, and Coe.  Though really it is hard to pick.  All of them were pretty well written.

And really, I just loved the whole premise behind the trilogy.  As you may recall, it is an alternate history story.  America lost the Revolutionary War and the British Empire is in charge.  This is something that most of us have probably never really thought about, but this book really makes you wonder what it would have been like if we did lose.  Would we fight back like our friends in this story have been?  Or would we have accepted our fate?  I doubt we would have had alchemy and the technology they have, but it still makes you wonder.

I am sad to see this series end, but I am glad I got to know this fabulous cast of characters!

My Rating for The Turncoat's Gambit
4 Stars

My Rating for The Inventor's Secret Trilogy
4 Stars

This review is based on an ARC copy provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.


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Follow the Rest of the Tour!

11/14: In Wonderland (Book Look)
11/15: Two Chicks on Books (Interview)
11/17: Seeing Double in Neverland (Mood Board)
11/18: Book Briefs (Guest Post)
11/21: The Fandom (Book Playlist)
11/22: The Moral of Stories (Review)
11/23: Buttermybooks (Review)
11/24: Take Me Away to a Great Read (Favorite Quotes)
11/25: YA Book Central (Guest Post)

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