Friday, 21 October 2016

Review - Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Title: Iron Cast
Author: Destiny Soria
Pages: 384
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: 11th October 2016

Blurb from Goodreads:

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—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, she realizes 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. An ideal next read for fans of Libba Bray’s The Diviners.

My Review:
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to ABRAMS Kids and NetGalley*


The Cast Iron club is a safe haven for hemopaths - people who can, among other things, create illusions and manipulate emotions. Corinne and Ada are two hemopaths that call the Cast Iron home.
Things start spiralling out of control when Ada is imprisoned after a job goes wrong and members of the club start disappearing - including the owner, Johnny.
Can Ada and Corinne evade the law?
What happened to Johnny?

The Iron Cast was an intriguing read.
Set in 1919, it was interesting to read about the possibility of prohibition and the way Ada was treated because she was black.
I loved Ada and Corrine's friendship. They were really close and it was nice to see them support each other. They were my favourite characters apart from Gabriel who stole my heart from the start.
The plot was good and held my attention. I was gripped and enjoyed the writing style.
The idea of hemopaths was really interesting and I liked that the powers were all connected to different arts.

Overall this was an interesting, unique read that I enjoyed and would recommend.