Thursday, April 30, 2015

Blog Tour (Review): The Deepest Poison by Beth Cato (ARC) #giveaway #steampunk @MyShelfAndI

The Deepest Poison Tour Schedule
Official Blog Tour
Hosted by MMSAI Tours
April 20th – 24th & April 27th – May 1st

Title: The Deepest Poison (Clockwork Dagger Duology #0.5)
Beth Cato
Publisher: Harper Voyager (HarperCollins)
Blog Tour Organizer: MMSAI Tours
Release Date: April 28, 2015 Acquired Via:

Octavia Leander, a young healer with incredible powers, has found her place among Miss Percival's medicians-in-training. Called to the frontlines of a never-ending war between Caskentia and the immoral Wasters, the two women must uncover the source of a devastating illness that is killing thousands of soldiers. But when Octavia's natural talents far outshine her teacher's, jealousy threatens to destroy their relationship—as time runs out to save the encampment.

Fans of Beth Cato's debut, The Clockwork Dagger, will love this journey into Octavia's past—as well as an exclusive excerpt from the sequel, The Clockwork Crown!

My Review

The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato is not a book that I've read, but it's been hanging out on the old TBR (to be read) list since before it came out. When the opportunity came to read and review The Deepest Poison, I knew this would be a great opportunity to get a taste for Cato's writing style and worldbuilding. I was not disappointed.

The Deepest Poison is only forty-something pages long, so I didn't get much more than a taste of what was going on (but I want more!). Cato's writing is evocative, and I love to be able to imagine places as I read. World-building has always been very important to me (I read mainly for escapism), and The Deepest Poison really transports me to that world. I'm going on to read The Clockwork Dagger on this alone.

That's not to say that Octavia isn't fantastic. She is definitely someone that I want to learn more about. Just as soon as I started getting attached to her and getting into the story, it was over. I mean, can I please have The Clockwork Dagger now, please?

If you want a taste of the writing and world-building before you invest in reading The Clockwork Dagger duology, The Deepest Poison is a great place to start, and I promise you'll be left wanting more. I've also heard that if you've already read the first book, this prequel will give you more depth to that story.

- 4/5 Stars -

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About the Author

Beth Cato hails from Hanford, California, but currently writes and bakes cookies in a lair outside of Phoenix, Arizona. She shares the household with a hockey-loving husband, a number-obsessed son, and a cat the size of a canned ham.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

One lucky winner will each get a finished copy of The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato!
US Addresses Only
Ends at 12:01am CST on May 7th

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To satisfy FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I received an advance digital copy of the novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are rambling, honest, and completely my own.


  1. Great review, you've got me curious about this series now. :)

    1. It's definitely one that I'll be reading. I hope you enjoy the series. :-)

  2. sounds good, I'll keep this one on my TBR list. TFS.


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