Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Clockwork Scarab Review

Title: The Clockwork Scarab

Author: Colleen Gleason

Book: (Stoker & Holmes, #1)

Pages: 350

Rating: 3.5/5

So I signed up for this book on goodreads but didn't win so I was left sad and longing for this book to come out as soon as possible. Unfortunately I was out of town when it came out so I was dying to read this book by the time I got home. When I got it I had set my hopes so high that I'm afraid the book didn't live up to my expectations. Don't get me wrong it's still a good book!
Mina Holmes (her uncle is Sherlock Holmes and she is just as smart) and Evaline Stoker (sister to the man who wrote Dracula and she has been chosen to kill vampires) team up to help Irene Adler (who works at the museum and serves the princess) solve a few crimes where the only thing connecting the girls was a clockwork scarab they all had. The scarabs all tie back to the goddess Sekhmet, but what does that mean?
Young girls are being found dead and Mina has to deal with the fact that one of the men (who was at the museum) is from the year 2016 and has a connection to Sekhmet too, but she also has to deal with Inspector Grayling who is the only one who can keep up with her observations.
Evaline has a boy named Pix to worry about since he keeps showing up at inconvenient times and makes her feel alive. As they try to piece together the clues that are left they discover something a lot more sinister is afoot. Ankh (leader of a weird group) is trying to bring Sekhmet back to life and restore the world to what is used to be back when women ruled over men.
Mina and Evaline might have escaped the first time but who will make it out the second time. Why Mina Holmes of course. Now she has she has to chose whether to save Evaline and give up a piece of the four items that Ankh will use to bring Sekhmet back, or she can let Evaline die.
So will the Ankh get the last piece of the puzzle? Will Evaline be yet another sacrifice to the goddess Sekhmet? Who is the Ankh? Do we even find out in this book?
So many questions to answer but how long do I have to wait to get answers to a few of them? Seriously! When will the next book come out? So the romance was kind of lacking (except in Evaline's case, but oh well) I still enjoyed it thought not as much as I was hoping for. Still I am looking forward to reading more by this author. :D

About The Author

USA Today bestselling author Colleen Gleason has written more than twenty books for major publishers such as Penguin Group, Harlequin Enterprises, and HarperCollins (as Joss Ware). Her books have been translated into seven different languages.
Colleen lives in the Midwest United States where she is fortunate enough to be working on her next book.
She loves to hear from readers via her website, Facebook, or GoodReads.


  1. I hate when you wait forever for a book and then it doesn't live up to the hype. the storyline does seem a bit muddled!?

  2. Awww, I was hoping C.S. would blow your socks off! I guess I won't be reading this one.

    1. I'll let you borrow it the next time I see you and let you see what you think! Is that ok?

  3. I hadn't heard of this book before, but it sounds good!