Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dark Metropolis Blog Tour

Dark Metropolis

Author: Jacyln Dolamore
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: June 17, 2014


Cabaret meets Cassandra Clare-a haunting magical thriller set in a riveting 1930s-esque world.
Sixteen-year-old Thea Holder's mother is cursed with a spell that's driving her mad, and whenever they touch, Thea is chilled by the magic, too. With no one else to contribute, Thea must make a living for both of them in a sinister city, where danger lurks and greed rules.
Thea spends her nights waitressing at the decadent Telephone Club attending to the glitzy clientele. But when her best friend, Nan, vanishes, Thea is compelled to find her. She meets Freddy, a young, magnetic patron at the club, and he agrees to help her uncover the city's secrets-even while he hides secrets of his own.
Together, they find a whole new side of the city. Unrest is brewing behind closed doors as whispers of a gruesome magic spread. And if they're not careful, the heartless masterminds behind the growing disappearances will be after them, too.
Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, this is a chilling thriller with a touch of magic where the dead don't always seem to stay that way.

Dark Metropolis was exactly what I wanted to read as soon as I started reading it. I was in the mood for just this sort of book. The kind that is part magic, part father-finding-mission, and part romance. 

Thea, the main character, had to deal with a lot. You couldn’t help feeling bad for the girl. Her father died during the war, her mother is sick because of it and she had to drop out of school to work at the Telephone Club. 

It is at the Telephone Club that Thea meets Freddy. Freddy isn’t your typical upper-class boy. He isn’t snobby, in fact, he is a lot like Thea. He doesn’t have parents and is from a working background. It made for an interesting relationship between the two of them. There was only a little romance in Dark Metropolis but what romance there is, is sweet and heartfelt. 

I liked the combination of dark post-war society and magic. The setting felt really fresh and different. My only qualm was that because a whole new world was created I felt like there should have been more world building. I got the general overview of what things were like but I was still unsure of how the magic system worked at times. 

Overall, Dark Metropolis was a fun and different read. I enjoyed escaping to this world that Dolamore created and I’m already excited for the sequel!
Dark Star by Jaymes Young- This is a very Freddy Song
Fineshrine by Purity Ring - For those creepy underground moments

Jazz Compilation - The book exudes a very jazzy feel.

About The Author
Jaclyn Dolamore was homeschooled in a hippie sort of way and spent her childhood reading as many books as her skinny nerd-body could lug from the library and playing elaborate pretend games with her sister Kate. She skipped college and spent eight years drudging through retail jobs, developing her thrifty cooking skills and pursuing a lifelong writing dream. She has a passion for history, thrift stores, vintage dresses, David Bowie, drawing, and organic food. She lives with her partner and plot-sounding-board, Dade, and two black tabbies who have ruined her carpeting.

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  1. Great review. Cool playlist. Thanks for participating!

  2. Magic! <3 I'm definitely going to have to check this book out. And a club called the Telephone Club? Sign me up immediately!