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November 4, 2016 • Cee • Reviews

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Iron Cast by Destiny Soria • October 11, 2016 • Amulet Books (Harry N. Abrams)
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It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—captivate their audience. Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, they realize how precarious their position is. After she escapes, two of the Cast Iron’s hires are shot, and Johnny disappears. With the law closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers, even as betrayal faces them at every turn.

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I received this book for free from Amulet Books for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “Corinne’s first day as a nurse at the Haversham Asylum for Afflictons of the Blood was a frosty Thursday.”

Welcome to the Cast Iron club! It’s 1919 Boston, and it’s not Prohibition these young people are worried about. With this loyal crew of thieves behind your back, you don’t have to worry about the danger that lurks in the shadow—at least not too much.

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October 31, 2016 • Cee • Discussion

I haven’t been great at keeping with my TBR books this past month. (Blame that on all the stress! Ack.) Currently Reading will act as my check-in, letting you guys know what I’m forever reading at the moment, and what I’m enjoying about it. Today, I’m sharing with you three books I’m juggling/reading

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

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SYNOPSIS
It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—captivate their audience. Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, they realize how precarious their position is. After she escapes, two of the Cast Iron’s hires are shot, and Johnny disappears. With the law closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers, even as betrayal faces them at every turn.

Why did I want to read Iron Cast? This book has things I love reading about: Prohibition era, magic, and cons! I’m excited to see what kind of things Corinne and Ada finds out about the world they’re in.

What do I like about it so far? The friendship! I am livinnnnnnng for Ada and Corinne’s friendship. This is what I love seeing in books—friends supporting and having each other’s back despite arguments and danger. When I started reading Iron Cast, I was surprised (and pleased) about these characters and the Cast Iron people; it was totally unexpected and I needed to learn more.

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