**Awesome Blog** The Chess Queen Enigma (Stoker & Holmes #3) by Colleen Gleason (Review by Melanie V””V – #NerdGirlVamp)

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As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are my  thoughts on The Chess Queen Enigma

Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp

Chess Queen


Title: The Chess Queen Enigma (Stoker & Holmes #3) 

Author: Colleen Gleason

Published Date: October 6th 2015

Genre: YA Steampunk


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Evaline Stoker & Mina Holmes are back for a third adventure. They have to locate a missing chess queen before their nemesis, The Ankh, gets there first! Coming September 29, 2015.

Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes have reluctantly agreed to act as social chaperones and undercover bodyguards for Princess Lurelia of Betrovia, who has arrived in London to deliver a letter that details the secret location of an ancient chess queen that’s been missing for centuries. But when the letter—which will heal a centuries-old rift between England and the Betrovians—is stolen out from under Evaline and Mina’s watchful eyes, the two girls are forced into a high-stakes race to ensure they find the chess queen before anyone else does. The Stoker and Holmes series is as culturally popular and compulsively readable as the Sherlock Holmes stories and Dracula were in the Victorian era.

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***Melanie – #NerdGirlVamp’s  Review***
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this from the publisher and all I can say is all my steampunk loving friends better get reading this series (If they haven’t already) so that they can be ready for when this releases in September.

I am absolutely adoring this duo and although it is meant for a more YA genre it is certainly one of those novels that has an easily accessible crossover.

This third installment is probably my favorite so far although some moments are absolutely breath holding, you may have to read it again because that can’t have just happened, worthy to say the least.

The descriptions are absolutely delightful and allow you to become totally lost in the pages which is something often lacking in YA books generally and yet no story telling is lost in this process. The mystery is clever with enough clues to keep you guessing along with our protagonists and as always I get to the end and just want more!!!!!

The mix of contemporary and historical references (as well as the little nods to Colleen’s other works) I expect will provide enjoyment for many readers.

An easy 5 out of 5 stars from me! V””V


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