This was my first foray into the magical world of Steampunk, and I’m hooked!
Delilah S. Dawson conjures a magical world in an alternate universe where Bludmen (basically a vampire for you muggles) live side by side with Pinkies (us regular folk). Tish, a Pinky/Stranger from our world, finds a magical locket that, when activated by her blood, transports her to the world of Sang, and Criminy Stain. She lands naked in a land that’s part Steampunk , part Victorian, and full of adventure where Pinky blood is feasted on by all sorts of blud creatures. Everywhere she turns, someone or something is looking to drink her, or drain her. Except for Criminy, who wants to charm her.
Criminy Stain is the gypsy Bludman king of the Clockwork Caravan. His name rhymes with Jiminy, but this sexy blud drinker (the ultimate Bad Boy/Good Man) is more likely to lead you into temptation than be your conscious. And you’ll gladly surrender. He cast the spell to bring his soul mate to him, but never imagined it would be a Stranger. He hopes to capture her heart, as she has his. He and Tish battle Bludbunnies, Bludmares and the Stranger who would be king (and genocidal manic who would eliminate all Bludman) to retrieve her locket. It’s the only way she can ever return home…if she still wishes to.
This was one of the best books I’ve ever read! As soon as I read the last page, I immediately turned back to the first and started reading it again. I have never done that before. I tried to pay attention, to see how she does what she does in crafting her stories, but was sucked back in, analysis be damned! Buy this book and swoon into Sang. You’ll love every steamy minute of it!