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Ghostlight by Rabia Gale
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really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, rating-pg, romance

Oh wow, this was terrific! The story starts out as a fairly light Heyer-flavoured regency gaslamp fantasy but then it just keeps getting darker and twistier and by the second half I seriously couldn't put the book down. The angsty hero with untold failures in his past has an otherdimensional shadow sword named Sorrow, people. Also the irritatingly cheerful debutante heroine has SECRETS that may or may not explain why she's such a crusader for orphans.

The atmosphere is wonderfully chilly and eerie and dangerous. This is an alternate London-ish setting where ominous shadow dimensions ooze around every corner, where churches can only be accessed through barriers of deadly purifying fire, where everyone is a tightly-buttoned-up mass of dark secrets and sorrowful pasts. Gorgeously written and addictive, and I can't WAIT to get my hands on the sequel.
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Started Reading
August 7, 2019 – Shelved
August 7, 2019 – Shelved as: fantasy
August 7, 2019 – Shelved as: rating-pg
August 7, 2019 – Shelved as: romance
August 7, 2019 – Finished Reading

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