Iron Cast

More than anything, she wanted to kiss him. He was so bright and beautiful and vulnerable in the daylight. But she couldn’t let herself.

Title: Iron Cast

Author: Destiny Soria

Series: Standalone

Publication:  October 11th 2016 by Amulet Books

Pages: 384

Source: Netgalley

Summary from Goodreads:

It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—captivate their audience. Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, they realize how precarious their position is. After she escapes, two of the Cast Iron’s hires are shot, and Johnny disappears. With the law closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers, even as betrayal faces them at every turn.


A Listical of Thoughts:

  • Gorgeously written historical environment. I mean, seriously. It’s awesome.
  • Magical best friends are also awesome
  • Hemopath magic is terrifying. (Like Wanda in Age of Ultron with the visions)

  • FRIENDSHIP IS A CENTRAL THEME AND I LOVE IT.
  • Friends who con together, stay together

  • Each and every character has a different approach/take on their magic. The writing itself shifts flawlessly between the various uses and descriptions. It’s beautiful.
  • All the characters are fleshed out. They’re impossible not to believe.
  • Graceful and poignant handling of racism.
  • So many feels. The emotions run rampant, they really, really do.

Filled with plot twists, believably irresistible characters, and a uniquely compelling take on magic, Iron Cast is a vivid portrayal of friendship, sacrifice, betrayal, and romance. It is beyond enjoyable.


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