Review: Treasure, Darkly (Treasure Chronicles #1) by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek

Treasure, Darkly (Treasure Chronicles, #1)

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Clark Treasure assumes the drink he stole off the captain is absinthe… until the chemicals in the liquid give him the ability to awaken the dead.

A great invention for creating perfect soldiers, yes, but Clark wants to live as a miner, not a slave to the army—or the deceased. On the run, Clark turns to his estranged, mining tycoon father for help. The Treasures welcome Clark with open arms, so he jumps at the chance to help them protect their ranch against Senator Horan, a man who hates anyone more powerful than he.

Sixteen-year-old Amethyst Treasure loathes the idea of spending the summer away from her bustling city life to rot on her father’s ranch, but when a handsome young man shows up claiming to be her secret half-brother, her curiosity is piqued. He’s clever, street smart, and has no qualms jumping into the brawl between the Treasures and Horans. Caught in the middle, Horan kidnaps Amethyst, and all she gets is this lousy bullet through her heart.

When Clark brings her back to life, however, the real action starts, and Amethyst joins him in his fight against the Horan clan—whatever the cost. Defeating the Horans may seem easy at first, but going up against men with the same fighting vengeance as Clark, and a Senator with power he’s obtained by brainwashing the masses?

Well, Amethyst’s boring summer at home has turned into an adventure on the run, chock full of intrigue, danger, love, and a mysterious boy named Clark.
 

4-Stars Review
It is an interesting fantasy novel, full of intrigue and adventure. Clark and Amethyst are both very ineteresting characters. I liked this story and hope to read more of it.

Clark's mother is dead and he is now a wanted man. Army is after him so the only way he can protect himself is to become someone else. He tries to hide for a while then decides to sought out his father who is a very wealthy man and his name will protect him from becoming an "experiment". It turns out that he has half-siblings too. His brothers are not happy to see their fathers bastard but his sister becomes instantly interested in him. She craves adventure and gets bored easily. To her Clark is an amusement in dull western life.

Things get more interesting after their encounter with the Horans. Apparently there is a lot more going on than they realised and now its upto Clark and Amethyst to not only defeat the Horans but also protect themselves.

There are many things I liked about this book. They story is very entertaining, well-written and amusing in many ways. Amethyst is quite a character, not easy to like but she grows on you after a while. Many things don't make sense in the begining but as story progresses things start to get more clear and it becomes more and more difficult to put it down. And the best thing is that there is more to come. I can't wait for the next book.