In case you weren’t aware, this duology is a retelling/reimagining of The Phantom of the Opera set (in the first book) in a slaughterhouse, and (in the second book)… well, beyond (spoilers!). And yes, this series is as amazing as it sounds. I hugely enjoyed Of Metal and Wishes (THE PAIN—wait, what?), and after that ending, I was absolutely dying to find out what happened next. And true to form, Sarah Fine delivered a heart-wrenching, gut-twisting, and (of course) incredibly satisfying conclusion to the story of Wen, Bo, and Melik.
If you haven’t read Of Metal and Wishes yet, I highly encourage you to pick up this duology! It’s so good, and so different than anything out there right now. If you have read Of Metal and Wishes, you absolutely need this sequel. Check out the excerpt below, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post!
Written by: Sarah Fine
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: August 4th 2015
Genres: Gothic, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult
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** Slight spoilers for Of Metal and Wishes in this synopsis! **
In the year since the collapse of the slaughterhouse where Wen worked as her father’s medical assistant, she’s held all her secrets close. She works in the clinic at the weapons factory and sneaks away to nurse Bo, once the Ghost, now a boy determined to transform himself into a living machine. Their strange, fragile friendship soothes some of the ache of missing Melik, the strong-willed Noor who walked away from Wen all those months ago—but it can’t quell her fears for him.
The Noor are waging a rebellion in the west. When she overhears plans to crush Melik’s people with the powerful war machines created at the factory, Wen makes the painful decision to leave behind all she has known—including Bo—to warn them. But the farther she journeys into the warzone, the more confusing things become. A year of brutality seems to have changed Melik, and Wen has a decision to make about him and his people: How much is she willing to sacrifice to save them from complete annihilation?