Synopsis (Cover links to Goodreads):
An opium-addicted beauty.
An infamous poet living in self-imposed exile.
An ancient treasure about to fall into the wrong hands.
Melanie Karsak’s Chasing the Star Garden takes readers on a thrilling adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to the gem-colored waters of the ancient world. Lily Stargazer, a loveable but reckless airship racer with a famous lover and shattered past, reluctantly plunges into a centuries-old mystery in a romantic adventure best described as Dan Brown meets Mary Shelley.
It all begins on one of the worst days of Lily’s life. She just lost the London leg of the 1823 Airship Grand Prix. To top it off, a harlequin fleeing from constables shoved a kaleidoscope down her pants, told her to fly to Venice, then threw himself from her airship tower. What’s a girl to do? For Lily, the answer is easy: drink absinthe and smoke opium.
Lily’s lover, Lord Byron, encourages her to make the trip to Venice. Lily soon finds herself at the heart of an ancient mystery which has her running from her past and chasing true love and the stars along the way.
*Due to steamy scenes and depictions of drug use, this novel is intended for mature readers.
Rating: 4 Bookworms
Where did I get the book: From Fabulosity book tours in exchange for an honest and fair review.
Lily is not your typical heroin. As you can see in the synopsis she is as far from perfect as you can get. She sleeps around, she is addicted to opium and is not averse to losing herself into a bottle of absinth. Which made this even better to read.
From world adventures to flying ships this book really had it all. I am really getting into the steam punky type books and am loving every page of it.
The characters were to die for, the sexiness was page turning and I cannot wait to get started on more from this fantastic author.