Iron Cast

Iron Cast Author Destiny Soria is Kindle Destiny Soria writes Young Adult fiction Her debut novel IRON CAST was published by Abrams Amulet in Fall Her second novel

Iron Cast Author Destiny Soria is Kindle Destiny Soria writes Young Adult fiction Her debut novel IRON CAST was published by Abrams Amulet in Fall 2016 Her second novel BENEATH THE CITADEL is slated for Fall 2018.Destiny lives in Birmingham, AL, where she spends her time trying to come up with bios that make her sound kind of cool She has yet to succeed.. In 1919, Ada Navarra the intrepid daughter of immigrants and Corinne Wells a spunky, devil may care heiress make an unlikely pair But at the Cast Iron nightclub in Boston, anything and everything is possible At night, on stage together, the two best friends, whose afflicted blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art, weave magic under the employ of JoIn 1919, Ada Navarra the intrepid daughter of immigrants and Corinne Wells a spunky, devil may care heiress make an unlikely pair But at the Cast Iron nightclub in Boston, anything and everything is possible At night, on stage together, the two best friends, whose afflicted blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art, weave magic under the employ of Johnny Dervish, the club s owner and a notorious gangster By day, Ada and Corinne use these same skills to con the city s elite in an attempt to keep the club afloat.When a job goes awry and Ada is imprisoned, she realizes they re on the precipice of danger Only Corinne her partner in crime can break her out of Haversham Asylum But once Ada is out, they face betrayal at every turn.. Bestseller Books Iron Cast This book just did not hold my attention. I liked the idea, but the plot was so uninteresting and the two MCs had the exact same (and dull) personality.Things I Liked* Diversity* Low on romance* Addresses racism* Black cover model (and the cover in general is quite appealing)That's kind of it, though. I think even some more romance would have been welcome here to give the dragging pace and boring story some life. Iron Cast starts slow, plodding along as a lot of time is taken to explain and demonstrate the concept of hemopathy. It's basically a way of conjuring illusions through various forms of art and making people believe what you want them to believe; and it's also illegal in this world. Corinne uses words, poetry usually, to create her illusions, and Ada uses songs. When they're not performing for the crowds at Johnny Dervish's Cast Iron club, they're conning rich people out of their money.“Unlike his predecessor, Johnny ran the club like a business instead of a social fraternity. Those who did the work earned a cut of the profits. Some of the jobs were less legal than others, but in times like these the line was blurred at best.”Then Ada is imprisoned in the Haversham asylum after a job gone wrong. Corinne helps her escape but then stuff goes down and Johnny disappears. This is nothing that the blurb doesn't tell you, and yet it is a huge chunk of the plot. Problem is, not that much happens in the book. The author prefers to spend time playing with the illusions or talking snoozeworthy gangster politics, and when things did start to move forward, I just didn't care. Maybe I am simply not that interested in gangster and con stories, or maybe this wasn't a great example of one - either way, it was a struggle to finish.I also think a lot of my problem hangs on my lack of interest in any of the characters. ALL of the characters are forgettable and that is, for me, unforgivable. I need to care about my characters if I am to care about the story. Not only do Corinne and Ada remain indistinguishable throughout, but they also feel very modern. I just realized I've gotten this far into the review and not mentioned that it's set in 1919 Boston. That's because I keep forgetting.The hemopathy scenes in the club are well-crafted with lots of attention to detail, but beyond that, there's very little atmosphere. I got no sense that I was in the early twentieth century, sneaking around clubs in Prohibition-era America. Iron Cast is a book I took a chance on, knowing very little about it. Sadly, it didn't work out. I wanted so much more from the characters, from the plot, and from the setting. If you want a paranormal historical novel set in the early twentieth century, read The Diviners instead.Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Store

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  1. Destiny Soria writes Young Adult fiction Her debut novel IRON CAST was published by Abrams Amulet in Fall 2016 Her second novel BENEATH THE CITADEL is slated for Fall 2018.Destiny lives in Birmingham, AL, where she spends her time trying to come up with bios that make her sound kind of cool She has yet to succeed.

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  1. This book just did not hold my attention I liked the idea, but the plot was so uninteresting and the two MCs had the exact same and dull personality.Things I Liked Diversity Low on romance Addresses racism Black cover model and the cover in general is quite appealing That s kind of it, though I think even some romance would have been welcome here to give the dragging pace and boring story some life Iron Cast starts slow, plodding along as a lot of time is taken to explain and demonstrate the co [...]


  2. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2016 11 06 I didn t really expect much from Iron Cast It s one of those books where its cover caught my eye while browsing one day, and the description sounded interesting enough that it led me to add it to my to watch list Afterwards though, I must admit it d pretty much flown out of my mind that is, until one day I read a very positive review from Kaja whose blog I follow, and her praise was enough to put this book on my radar again When the oppo [...]


  3. More than anything, she wanted to kiss him He was so bright and beautiful and vulnerable in the daylight But she couldn t let herself.Galley provided by publisherHands down, this is one of the best books I ve read this year Perhaps I found it a little slow, up until about the halfway point, and was thinking of rating it only 4 stars, but then it burst into life There were so many twists and turns that I didn t see coming, and I was emotionally drained by the end.Iron Cast is set in Boston in 191 [...]


  4. ok, I might be biased because this time period paranormal is the key to my heart but I really loved this book had amazing things, like a diverse cast, a lot of focus on female friendships and young girls that can take down whatever they want if they just try a bit hard but it was the little details that got me for example, there s characters from portuguese speaking countries and they speak portuguese, with correct grammar there s even one that has a portuguese name you have no idea how that mad [...]


  5. Five very convincing reasons to read Iron Cast that will also serve as a countdown to you immediately starting it 5 The pitch Iron Cast mashes up con artists, magic, art and the jazz era and they fit together so well you wonder why no one has done this before If you re a fan of the setting of The Great Gatsby and The Diviners, along with the deception and trickery in things like Ocean s Eleven, The Sting, The Prestige, Inception and the first Mistborn book but have also wondered why each of thos [...]



  6. 4.5 Los a os 20 Amo Personas con poderes AMO Personajes diversos AMO.Este libro tienen todo lo que me podr a gustar y m s, no se si es un muder mistery per se, pero tiene mucho de esa onda, hay mucho misterio, mucho problema entre bandas y clubes, si les gusta ese tipo de cosa les va a re gustar La ambientaci n super 20, me envolvi y atrap Te interesa The Diviners Esto tambi n te va a gustar PD es autoconclusivo Rese a completa en Gracias a los Libros.


  7. Iron Cast was a novel I was really looking forward to reading as I had heard a lot about it around the book community on both blogs and Instagram alike I really liked the premise, and I was also looking forward to having some black culture included in the novel too It s not every day that both of the main characters in a novel are coloured Personally, it took me a little while to warm up to this novel, but once I did I was head over heels in love with it The two main characters are Ada and Corin [...]


  8. I received an eArc of this book from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review Full review on my blog Word Wonders 3.5 stars.I thouroughly enjoyed the concept and reading about the issues this books deals with, and can we talk about that cover for a second, HOW GORGEOUS IS IT I must admit that this was a cover pick above all for me Shallowlikethat and then the synopsis pulled me in even .The writing is something very settle, it is not something that would strike you or swe [...]



  9. 4.5 StarsI received a free digital copy from the author publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest feedback Ada and Corianne are living in Boston in 1919 and are extremely skilled hemopaths Hemopathy is a form of magic where the people with the power of hemopathy can create illusions through art whether it be a wordsmith, a songsmith or an artist The Hemopathy Protection Agency HPA is closing in on Ada and Corianne s tails and they are at risk at being thrown into an asylum and losing eve [...]


  10. Man, but Destiny Soria can write Most of the time, her skills are quiet they re only evident in her clever, careful world building, and in the characters who are so effortlessly nuanced and flawed and three dimensional There are moments, though, that just take your breath away, and that happens in Iron Cast when Soria s describing the manifestation of some of the book s magic The way she articulates, for example, what it looks like when one character take the appearance of another is so vivid an [...]



  11. You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I really enjoyed this one And I can actually get the only problem I had with it out of the way right up front It started off slowly The first 50 pages or so, I struggled with getting to know the characters and developing any connection to them But, as the book wore on, I definitely got into it Let s discuss why, shall we The friendship was awesome A duo of headstrong females in the early [...]


  12. Iron Cast is a fantastic escape read It s also woke as hell, which is a magical combination that warmed my heart and filled me with hope and determination in a season in which I am sorely lacking both Historical fantasy to the rescue In an alternate version of pre Prohibition Boston, Ada and Corinne work and live at the Cast Iron Club, a nightclub cabaret hybrid where hemopaths like them perform nightly shows using their special set of skills Hemopaths have a blood abnormality that gives them th [...]


  13. I PROMISE I will come back and fully review this one later but right now I am COMPLETELY overwhelmed by this ending For now, let me just say that I am deeply in love with both our MCs, adore them to bits and pieces, and their fierce, unconditional love is the most beautiful thing in the entire worldB whenever I have control over my feelings.




  14. Iron Cast first came to my attention thanks to the lovely Kaja and Becky s lovely reviews Everything about it sounded perfect and these ladies made a terrific case for it So I immediately put in a request at the library I picked up the book with high expectations and I m happy to say that Iron Cast delivered.Here are some reasons why this book just worked for me The Pre Prohibition era setting, together with the magical elements to the story were luscious and rich and completely swept me away Od [...]


  15. DNFactual rating 1.75 5I tried my best to like this book I really did especially after reading all the rave reviews This book had been compared to The Diviners, and that was enough of an incentive for me to read this book Unfortunately, this book wasn t for me The blurb is basically the summary of this book The problem is the less exciting series of events leading up to another set of less exciting events I was hoping for an interesting way to introduce the hemopaths or whatever that is read the [...]


  16. Read a couple of chapters from OverDrive and decided to return the book so I can buy a finished copy I just know I m going to like it


  17. Imagine a world where some people have a certain affliction of the blood , so called hemopaths Iron and its alloys are like kryptonite to Superman or silver to vampires But hemopaths also have a rare gift they can create illusions through songs and poems, and some of them can pull objects from paintings they made.Ada and Corinne are teenaged hemopaths in Boston just months before Prohibition goes into effect They work in an underground hemopath bar, the Cast Iron, where they preform illusions Ad [...]


  18. Full review here on The Bent Bookworm Feels America is the land of liberty, Danny dearest, Corinne said She won t stand for Prohibition, mark my words This book feels like a gangster movie with a few twists Also not everyone dies, like in most gangster movies I ve seen I felt like I was sucker punched in the gut a few times Also I love how the author has chosen a relatively unexplored in YA, at least period of time the weeks right before Prohibition took effect in 1919 for her setting It was an [...]


  19. I expected to love this book The cover looked so good, but my eyes were closing as kept reading and I realised after page 24 that I couldn t keep going.Not my style 1.5 stars.


  20. 2.5 3 5 Fangs Iron Castwas a book I was really looking forward to, but sadly, it didn t live up to my expectations I couldn t connect to the characters and I felt like the book dragged I just had a hard time pushing through this book However, there were some things that I did enjoyed about this book I thought the diversity of the characters was fantastic I was really happy to see some diversity in YA literature I also liked the fact that the author addressed racism in this book because I think [...]


  21. Absolute treat of a story it s got everything magic, historical fiction Boston 1919 but at it s heart is the story of a friendship This is a phenomenal debut by Destiny Soria and one that should not be missed



  22. Overall just disappointed with this read I fell in love with the book and the premise alternate version of Boston in 1919 with a class of human beings called hemopaths being outlawed However, the author chose to dump us right in the middle of the story instead of developing the characters we were supposed to care about It also didn t help the world building didn t make a lot of sense She threw in real life events such as Prohibition, but I honestly didn t feel like the author did a lot of resear [...]


  23. I do love it when I find a book that has a plot line that is totally unique Ada and Corinne are hemopaths, they have an affliction in their blood that causes an aversion to iron and also gives them special abilities Corinne can makes people see things that aren t there and Ada can make people feel things they weren t previously feeling The story is set in the early 1900s right before prohibition and centers around illegal hemopath nightclubs and these two girls who work for one of the powerful [...]


  24. The year is 1919 Boston on the verge of Prohibition is teeming with hemopaths people with magical talents which develop suddenly in their teens, and a strong aversion to iron Corinne and Ada two sixteen year olds work in an underground club Cast Iron as its star performers, but six months ago using their talents became illegal, and they rely and on tricking crooks to part with their money to keep the club which is their safe haven afloat.Both girls are very different but suit each other well C [...]


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