Monday, September 14, 2015

BLOG TOUR REVIEW - Steam (The Legends Saga #3) by Stacey Rourke

STEAM by Stacey Rourke
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal

Time passes, sins forgotten.
The bodies of the victims long since rotten.

Trapped within the essence of the Headless Horseman by the guilt of slaughtering her best friend, Ireland Crane follows the father of science fiction, HG Wells, in search of freedom from the curse that binds her. Instead, she discovers even he has a hidden agenda. A dark, relentless passion to be reunited with the woman he loves has driven him to manipulate time and a murderous Horseman.

Yet heed my warning, as the Raven flies,
The Hessian will come … and you will die.

All that prevents Ireland from abandoning Wells’ twisted pursuit, or introducing him to her sword, are the undead witches haunting her. Begging for freedom from a vile succubus, the ghoulish coven leads Ireland and her crew on a journey through Salem’s sordid past. There, they learn there is more to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s history than a scarlet letter, and the secret they’ve uncovered seeks to destroy them all.

This book is, by far, the best of the series. This will not be a long review, because there really is no way to review this without unintentionally giving away spoilers, but trust me when I say this is one fantastic series.

Ms. Rourke has managed to bring to life historical figures and legends we grew up with and has given them a bit of a twist into something more magical, realistic, emotional, and even menacing. Ireland is still a great character, even if some of the things she's driven to do are more heinous and shocking than what we've read previously.

I will suggest that it's probably best to read the first two books before diving into this one if it's been a while since you've read those stories, because I'd forgotten a few details from those books. This book centers on the Salem Witch Trials and Preen Hester. This book is chock full of darkness, with periodic elements of funny thrown in, and questions are answered, but is the end of the Saga? I hope not, but at the same time, if this is the end, it's a hell of a way to go out!

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.


Books 1 & 2 



About the Author

RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.

Visit her at
Facebook at
or on Twitter or instagram at Rourkewrites

Other Books by Stacey Rourke:

The Gryphon Series:
The Conduit

The Legends Saga:

Stand Alone:
Adapted for Film

No comments:

Post a Comment