The Fading Dusk by Melissa Giorgio

The Fading Dusk by Melissa Giorgio

The Fading Dusk by Melissa Giorgio
Series Number: 1
Page Count: 320
Published: 07-21-2015
Want to Read Rate this book 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars The Fading Dusk (Smoke and Mirrors #1) by Melissa Giorgio (Goodreads Author) 3.62 · Rating details · 86 ratings · 44 reviews In the gritty city of Dusk, seventeen-year-old Irina makes her living as the street magician Bantheir’s assistant. The job isn’t glamorous, but she loves the crowds, the…
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The Fading Dusk

Overall, i liked the book. The ending was satisfying and appropriate. There were a few things left open...but i imagine those are for book 2. I'd def recommend this book and will certainly read book 2.

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Wow, I feel so lucky because this book makes the third book this week that I loved! I read a book a few months back entitled Lumiere…and this book very much reminds me of that book. The story and characters are vastly different, but the atmosphere and scenery are quite similar. They both have a dark, historic yet futuristic vibe going. Love it!!

As far as the story here, I enjoyed it! It starts with our main character just going about her life. But then her boss (a guy who does “magic”) is accused of murder. And not the cloak and dagger variety…but murdered by magic…”real” magic. Our main character doesn’t believe the allegations…so thus a mystery is born. The story itself is very exciting. It has a few pretty awesome twists. I like mysteries and am pretty good at figuring them out. The first twist in the book caught me off guard…but afterwards i was ready and less surprised. That’s not to say the book is predictable….i’m just super persnickety and like to figure things out. I’ve been known to pause a movie in order to “think critically” on the mysterious parts. My bf really hates that…lol. I may or may not have drawn a mind map during my second viewing of Shawshank Redemption. 🙂 lol! Anyway, the mystery and story here was pretty intriguing.

The actual writing and storytelling style was pretty stellar too. It was a pretty easy read and was not too long. The descriptions and visual language was great. If you’ve read my reviews before you’ll know i’m big on imagery and worldbuilding. I like to be able to see the story in my mind’s eye. The author here did great. She even included a map in the beginning. I. Love. Maps!

As for the characters, well they are well written also. The only minor gripe i can say is about the male protag. I like his sense of humor…but i guess he just didn’t exactly pull my heart strings. I guess he just wasn’t my type… lol. Idk. Still an interesting and meaningful character to the story though.

Overall, i liked the book. The ending was satisfying and appropriate. There were a few things left open…but i imagine those are for book 2. I’d def recommend this book and will certainly read book 2. I rate this book 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.

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