Jordan Elizabeth proves herself to be a great storyteller, in her newest steampunk novel, Born of Treasure; the second book in the Treasure Chronicles series.
Clark and Amethyst continue to travel in book two across the West, steampunk style, with the sole purpose of stealing back Clark’s father’s inventions. Army Captain Greenwood, though, is determined to capture Clark. The Captain exposes, his evil narcissistic side to the world when he sets a trap to ensnare Clark by imprisoning an innocent family, Clark’s family, the Treasures. Captain Greenwood feels justified in his actions because Clark drank a military’s top-secret substance, which has given him special abilities. And once Clark consumed that liquid, he became Army property. This highly classified substance does not only give Clark the ability to see and talk to the dead but also to bring them back to life.
Clark’s father, Eric, has been deceased for eighteen years, but since his son can mingle with the dead, he talks to him and shows Clark where his inventions are. Amethyst has lost some of her snooty rich behavior, but because she’s still not street-wise, her actions often put her and Clark in danger. The only thing that bothered me about this book was that Clark and Amethyst didn’t tell their family right away about being married. Although, Garth and Georgette Treasure knew that Clark was not their child, the rest of the family did not.
I liked the addition of Clark’s gang in the story and how they stepped up to help Amethyst after she gave them a powerful paranormal demonstration. I enjoyed this well-written novel and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good coming-of-age steampunk story.
I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review
~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover