Losing him would make her overcast world one shade darker.…
Navigating her way through nightmarish lands devoid of sunlight, Eyelet Elsworth races to free her beloved Urlick Babbit, the first person to understand and accept her—differences and all. Framed for murder and sentenced to execution, Urlick is running out of time. And the Commonwealth’s tyrannical new ruler, Penelope Rapture, is strangely eager to speed up the clock.
Aided by a band of unusual yet loyal associates, Eyelet stumbles upon a startling rumor. And as she unravels a secret that could challenge Penelope’s claim to the throne, Penelope vows to divert Eyelet’s journey—straight to a dark and deadly end.
In Noir, the second thrilling addition to Jacqueline Garlick’s Illumination Paradox series, familiar friends struggle against new and old enemies, shocking secrets come to light, and the truth that could save this captivating steampunk world is revealed…if it doesn’t destroy everything first.
Revised edition: This edition of Noir includes editorial revisions.
I received this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Noir is the second instalment in the Illumination Paradox series. It picks up right where Lumière ended and that’s great if the books are read back to back.
Noir- like Lumière is about Eyelet Elsworth and Urlick Babbit and their little gang basically trying to set things right in their crazy world. Unlike the first book, Noir adds more perspectives of other characters, which I enjoyed. I especially enjoyed C.L’s POV’s as they were the most action-packed and daring.
I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did the first one. It wasn’t as interesting to me and I found it a bit repetitive and predictable. It took me quite a well to finish as I kept putting it off due to distractions and my lack of interest.
Other than the actual story, I found that the writing style was the same as the first book, in other words, it was great and it didn’t bore me. It was a bit unfortunate that by the ending there wasn’t much to look forward to.
Read: 19 January 2016
Publication Date: 18 August 2015
Link to Author’s Goodreads Page: Jacqueline Garlick