What Happens When Your Soul Dies?
Kat Bloodmayne is one of the first women chosen to attend the Tower Academy of Sciences. But she carries a secret: she can twist the natural laws of science. She has no idea where this ability came from, only that every time she loses control and unleashes this power, it kills a part of her soul. If she doesn’t find a cure soon, her soul will die and she will become something else entirely.
After a devastating personal loss, Stephen Grey leaves the World City Police Force to become a bounty hunter. He believes in justice and will stop at nothing to ensure criminals are caught and locked up. However, when Kat Bloodmayne shows up in his office seeking his help, his world is turned upside down.
Together they search World City and beyond for a doctor who can cure Kat. But what they discover on the way goes beyond science and into the dark sphere of magic.
Tainted is a thrilling, action-packed adventure that will keep you guessing until the very end! This novel is flawless; I loved every moment of it and was compelled and captivated always. I love steampunk, but I very rarely read it as I find that excellent steampunk novels are hard to come across! However, I was so thrilled when I discovered this book because the synopsis gave me everything I wanted and more. Of course with novels, there is always the chance that it does not live up to the description on the back of the book cover but Tainted certainly did! This story exceeded my expectations and was flawless in every way. That is why I would implore you, lovely readers, to read this book because it is brilliant!
Tainted follows the protagonist/heroine of this novel, Kat Bloodmayne (can we please appreciate how incredible this surname is?!), she is a young but well-accomplished woman who has been chosen to attend the Tower Academy of Sciences. What they do not know though is that she has been gifted with an ability that gives her the power to change the natural laws of science. This is the premise of this exceptional novel, and of course, many more exciting things happen, but this book is too deliciously good for me to spoil it so you will have to read the rest of this novel to find out more!
Tainted is a brilliant but mad world; I loved being transported to a place that was beyond the reaches of my imagination; it is an intriguing place full of many outlandish inventions and many strange but astonishing powers. This world pulled me in straight away, and when I learned that this world is powered by steam I was even more engrossed! I loved the setting of this novel, and so everything else fell entirely in line. As well as the background being brilliant, so was the incredible cast of characters. All characters are well developed, and I could discuss them each at length but Kat Bloodmayne is the star of this novel, and so I want to talk about her a little bit more. I loved the character study of Bloodmayne and how this book was primarily her journey; I loved being apart of her journey as she learns more about herself and his powers. It was thrilling; I adore feeling as if I know the protagonist of the novel and I certainly felt this way with Bloodmayne. Because of this, this added an extra layer of excellence to this story and for that, I admire the excellent author, Morgan L. Busse.
Busse is an exceptional author who knows how to grasp the reader’s attention very early on. Her talent is evident, especially her knack for keeping the reader guessing. Tainted is full of twists and turns galore and I loved this! I love when a novel keeps me guessing from beginning to end. It is how a story should be. I know some readers do not like it when there are too many but I love it. A book is there to entertain and delight the reader and Busse certainly done this with her excellent characters as well as her perfect, eloquent writing which flows beautifully from page to page.
The story is full of twists and turns that you don’t see coming and there is a lot of action. The characters are well developed, and you quickly find yourself invested in their story. I enjoyed Tainted, and I can’t wait for book two to come out. I will be rereading this one when the next book is about to come out just to refresh myself on the story. I loved it.
To conclude my thoughts on this extraordinary tale, I would say if you are looking for a fun, unforgettable read that will keep you entertained from beginning to end then Tainted is for you! This incredible book gets Five Stars from me!
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