If your greatest joys and fears could be realized with a couple of notes of song, a blast from a trumpet, or a couple of lines of a poem, would you take advantage of it? Hemopaths are wanted in Boston for their ability to charm, trick, and persuade with their arts. Ada and Corrine live under the safety of The Cast Iron, an exclusive club that offers these services in the way of performances a couple of nights a week for the elite upper crust. The problem is that the use of hemopathy has been outlawed, and Ada and Corrine just upped the stakes with a con job that put more eyes on the hemopaths living in the city. When things start to go dirty all they may be able to rely on is each other.
I started this book with high hopes. About 60% of the way in I became resigned to the fact that it just might not happen for me. While the writing breathed life into the start of what we would come to know as the roaring twenties and the time of prohibition (the book takes place in 1919), that's all the beginning of the book really has to offer: detailed histories and character development.
Don't despair ladies and gentlemen
~This book delivers~
If you enjoy historical reads, fantasy, or paranormal thrillers, I would definitely put this on your to be read list (before someone sings you into doing it, of course).
This book comes out October 11, 2016.
(I received an ARC from the publisher for an honest review)