Review of Mechanical Hearts by Nicole Blanchard


Skeleton Key Book Series
One Skeleton Key. Endless Adventures.

Caroline Abernathy has lost her mind. Perhaps it was the bump on the head she took when she nearly drowned in the ocean or maybe the stress of grad school has finally proven to be too much. Whatever the cause, she finds herself alone in a strange underwater world and at the mercy of a ruthless pirate.

Everyone has a price, at least according to the Pirate Prince, Ezra Castle. In order to purchase the fare needed to bring her home, Caroline agrees to spend the remainder of the voyage on his ship, helping him locate the priceless artifact she cost him.

What starts as a simple journey turns deadly when their ship is attacked by a band of assassins. Stranded, wounded, and without transportation, Caroline and Ezra will have to rely on each other to make it back alive.

Life and love are on the line and time is running out. Tick Tock.

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My Review:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Nicole Blanchard has written a Skeleton Key novella. Included is an odd yet exhilarating mix of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, life and death. The title suggests a story about robots or Artificial Intelligence of some kind. The concepts were well defined, the language clear and very convincing. The author’s imagination seemingly having no limits, the ideas developed. When Caroline Abernathy finds the skeleton key, she’s thrown into an unknown and dangerous world ultimately meeting Ezra Castle. As they find themselves reluctantly relying on each other for survival, they start to develop tender feelings. The storyline, though a bit predictable, did have a twist at the end that may surprise you. I enjoyed this novella and recommend it to all Fantasy fans. This is one of 26 books in the Skeleton Key Book Series. Do yourself a favor and pick up this read, you won’t regret it. This ARC was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.