Saturday, 5 September 2015

The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway

The Last Necromancer (The Ministry of Curiosities #1) by C.J. Archer

The Last Necromancer (The Ministry of Curiosities, #1)Title: The Last Necromancer

 The Ministry of Curiosities #2

Authors: C.J. Archer

Expected Publication: 
11th August 2015 by C.J. Archer

E-ARC from the author for my honest review


Victorian London: For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn’t raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time, her father banished her. This time, she brings even more trouble upon herself.

People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her.

Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly “made” creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world – Charlotte – but now there appears to be two. Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he’s been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will, and for an organization she doesn’t trust?

Because Lincoln and his ministry might be just as dangerous as the madman they’re hunting.

My Review
I finished this book a few days ago and I'm still stuck inside the story! After reading the synopsis for this book I thought it sounded interesting and fun, and of course the cover is just gorgeous, but I wasn't prepared for how much I'd enjoy it!

This book takes place in Victorian London and though the author takes some liberties with dates and such (she mentions these at the end of the book), you can really feel the Victorian era leaking through the pages. I am a big lover of historical fiction and when you mix that with fantasy (my favourite genre!) you get a perfect combination. The Last Necromancer did a fantastic job of making the most of this genre-match made in heaven!

The writing style of this book was so easy to fall into that I felt connected to the story before I'd even finished reading the first page. The characters all had unique personalities and the main character had a really great (well, great for the reader at least) story and was a fantastic leading lady. The banter and relationships in this book really made this book great, and I am really glad the next book in this series has already been released because I really want to see these characters again!

I loved the characters and the writing style was so easy to read that I fell into the story, and the characters' lives immediately. If you love paranormal, fantasy, and historical fiction then you will really enjoy this book and I highly recommend it to all.

4.5/5 Whales

Author Bio - C.J. Archer

C.J. Archer has loved history and books for as long as she can remember and feels fortunate that she found a way to combine the two with her writing. Under her other name of Carolyn Scott, she has published contemporary short stories in women’s magazines, and she also writes romantic mystery novels under this name.

She has at various times worked as a librarian, IT support person and technical writer but in her heart has always been a fiction writer. She has won and placed in romance writing contests including winning RWAustralia’s Emerald Award in 2008 for the manuscript that went on to be released under the title HONOR BOUND. C.J. spent her early childhood in the dramatic beauty of outback Queensland, Australia, but now lives in suburban Melbourne with her husband and two children.

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