Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore
( big thanks to Netgalley for the ecopy Arc to read, and a big thanks to Jaclyn Dolamore for my signed Arc copy )
Summary from Goodreads:
For star-crossed lovers Nimira and Erris, there can be no happily ever after until Erris is freed from the clockwork form in which his soul is trapped. And so they go in search of the sorcerer Ordorio Valdana, hoping he will know how to grant Erris real life again. When they learn that Valdana has mysteriously vanished, it's not long before Nimira decides to take matters into her own hands—and begins to study the sorcerer's spell books in secret. Yet even as she begins to understand the power and limitations of sorcery, it becomes clear that freeing Erris will bring danger—if not out-and-out war—as factions within the faerie world are prepared to stop at nothing to prevent him from regaining the throne.
Magic Under Stone was a perfect mix of Man, Metal and Magic. Nimira saved Erris enough that he is not longer fully trapped in his clockwork body but not enough that they can truly be together. This new set up of life for them seem almost heartbreaking, to be so close to having the love they wanted but still having to deal with the fact that Erris might never truly be flesh again. Magic Under Stone hosts a whole new line of Characters to mix with the old ones. I really enjoyed that both Erris and Nimira were forced to grow in this book. Erris had to come to terms with the fact if he was ever free from the clockwork body , he would be a faerie Prince. Nimira grows in order to deal with several things such as the fact she is in love with a man trapped in a clockwork body who may never be free , but if he is free can she truly be worthy of a Prince when she is only human. I highly recommend this book and hope that others will pick up Magic Under Stone , so that they might to find out if Erris and Nimira's Love can conquer everything that is thrown at them.
(Other than receiving the book I was in no way compensated for reviewing this book, all opinions are my own)
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