Welcome to my spot on the tour for The Arcane by Andrew S. French, hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources. Read on for more info and my review!
Orphaned science nerd and maths prodigy Alice Valentine wants to ace her studies. She’s spent all her life struggling to make friends, passed between foster families and care homes, isolated and lonely.
Losing herself in academia from an early age, she becomes the first sixteen-year-old at her local university. Her whole world changes, but nothing can prepare Alice for the night she’s attacked by a werewolf.
But even that isn’t as strange as discovering she has an identical twin sister, Cassie.
And Cassie kills werewolves. And all the other monsters Alice didn’t believe existed.
Alice and Cassie set off to discover what happened to their parents, a journey that takes them from northern England to the edge of the apocalypse, unsure if they will save the world or destroy it.
Admittedly, I wanted to read this book when I saw the cover. It looked amazing and I just had to know the story inside. Thankfully, the story is just as incredible and I’m so happy I read this!
The Arcane has a really intriguing premise and the writing carries it our beautifully. I love the pacing. I was engulfed in this story from page one and had a lot of trouble putting it down. I already need more.
Alice and Cassie are very well-developed characters. I think each have qualities that are relatable for teens and adults, alike.
What an adventure! If you’re looking for an intriguing thrill ride, The Arcane has you covered. Give it a try!
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Andrew French is a man of no wealth and little taste. He lives amongst faded seaside glamour on the North East coast of England. He likes gin and cats but not together, new music and old movies, curry and ice cream. Slow bike rides and long walks to the pub are his usual exercise, as well as flicking through the pages of good books and the memoirs of bad people.
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