Thursday 24 September 2015

Born of Treasure (Treasure Chronicles #2) by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek

It’s science, darling…
Death and diamonds often dance together.
Clark used to be a miner, until he drank from a vial he swore was absinthe but was actually an invention to give him the ability to raise the dead.  Now Clark seeks to fulfill his father's wishes to keep other inventions away from Senator Horan.  His beloved Amethyst is along for the ride.  Deceit, drama, romance, the insidious underbellies of gangs...How can she not be involved?

Clark can't hide behind the Treasure name forever and the army still wants him for his secret abilities.  If Captain Greenwood can't snare Clark, then he'll use the Treasures as collateral.  Saving his father's inventions will just have to wait, especially now that the Treasures have been kicked off their ranch and driven into exile.  Clark knows how to survive on the run, but that’s not the fate the Treasures deserve.  He can surrender to the army or fight for his freedom, but Amethyst has other plans for fixing their troubles.

She’s come across another one of the vials that gave Clark is abilities, and it looks mighty tasty.”

BORN OF TREASURE is Jordan Elizabeth’s third novel and second installment of the Treasure Chronicles series.  This young adult fantasy with elements of steampunk and romance, published through Curiosity Quills Press, is now available for purchase. 
Check out BORN OF TREASURE on GoodReads for fabulous reviews!
Jordan Elizabeth, formally Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, can often be found garbed in corsets, long skirts, and boots.  Her first novel, ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, came out in October of 2014.  You can contact Jordan via her website,


Craving more steampunk with the Treasure family?  TREASURE DARKLY, book one of the Treasure Chronicles, is available whenever books are sold.  GEARS OF BRASS, a steampunk anthology, features a short story about Amethyst. 


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Our Reviews

 ***We received the eBook free as a review copy from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review***

Angelina: This is a great and exciting second instalment in the Treasure Chronicles!
This is the continuation of Clark's story starting kind of where we left off in the last book. Clark is still trying to find his dead father's dangerous inventions with the help of said father's ghost. However, the army still wants to use Clark as a test subject because he drunk the tonic that enables him to see ghosts. This causes the Treasures to lose their ranch and therefore they are on the run once again. Amethyst is taken to Senator Horan, where she finds the same tonic that Clark took. 
This book was really well written and action-packed. I found, that I enjoyed it more than the first book and that is probably because of the character development and the excitement of the plot in general. Even though it was exciting to read, I thought that the characters made some pretty silly decisions that got them in a tight situation. The world-building was done very well in the last book; however, I thought that the new powers of the tonic could be explained more and build up gradually because it all came at you at once. 
The characters developed a lot since the last book. Especially Amethyst went through a lot of further character development. She was still pretty annoying but she did start to become a pretty awesome character because she was willing to fight and wasn't scared of getting dirty. Clark was still a smart character and somehow new what decisions to make, but he did make some mistakes in this book. My favourite character was Eric, Clark's father. I liked that he was a ghost helping Clark on his journeys. 
Overall I really loved this book. The writing style made it really exciting to read. I found, that the tonic should have been built up better and that it was a bit rushed near the end. 
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars!

Whilst I did find this book enjoyable I did not find that it was quite as good as the first, but that is just my personal opinion.
The plot of this book was certainly more well developed then the first. I found myself getting excited by the plot easier and always on the edge of my seat (aka, my bed...) to find out what happens next. I finished the book in a day, partly because I had to but mostly because I enjoyed it. Anglina can back me up when I say that if I don't enjoy what I am reading it takes me weeks to finish.
There were so many characters in this book that I will just talk about Clark and Amythest.
Clark went through some serious changes in this book. He went from mostly innocent boy to someone that doesn't hesitate when the situation calls for someone to die. We don't really see him developing his powers in this book as well which I found disappointing because I really wanted to find more about these powers in detail sooner in the book rather then later. I feel kind of proud of Amythest in this book because she has almost stepped away from her dainty life and she doesn't really care about getting down and dirty anymore which was cool to read about. She also made some interesting decisions in this book which I will not say because of spoilers, but I will mention that I am conflicted on weather or not they were actually good ideas, because some things in this book can be kind of twisted in a way that you don't know what is wrong and what is right anymore. All in all I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. 

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