The Inventor’s Secret Books 2 & 3

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The Conjurer’s Riddle
The Inventor’s Secret #2
by Andrea Cremer
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 3rd 2015
by Philomel Books
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Charlotte may have left the Floating City, but she’s not out of danger yet. On the run from the British Empire’s clutches, she leads her group of exiles west and south, plunging into a wild world of shady merchants and surly rivermen on the way to New Orleans.

But the more Charlotte learns about the revolution she has championed, the more questions she has. As she and her friends get to know the hidden tunnels that run below New Orleans, home to criminals, assassins, and pirates, and head deep into the mystical bayou surrounding the city, Charlotte must make a decision.

Do the revolution’s goals justify their means, or are some things too sacred to sacrifice?

The Turncoat’s Gambit
The Inventor’s Secret #3
by Andrea Cremer
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 15th 2016
by Philomel Books

Charlotte is on the run. The Empire is hunting her. The Revolution wants her back. And Charlotte has allied herself with pirates, just to stay safe.

But things are not what they seem. There’s a traitor in the revolutionaries’ midst pulling unseen strings, and surprises lurk around every corner. As Charlotte is left to sort out what she truly thinks about the revolution she’s spent her whole life fighting for, she must also battle to keep herself and her friends alive.


What a whirlwind of a series. Books 2 and 3 concentrate more on action and adventure than romance. The setting fluctuates between New Orleans, a city where all must wear masks with a gritty underground, the open sea, a military prison, a floating city, and the headquarters of the resistance. There are secret societies, magic, pirates, sisters who hold spiritual power, and a turncoat. While I thoroughly enjoyed the whole series, I think book one was my favorite.

Charlotte is an outstanding female heroine with a conscience and one who follows her moral compass. Most of books two and three there is a rift between her and Jack, while interest in the other Winter brother heats up in book two. Book three holds a darker tone as it is wartime. There’s more action and violence, which I personally do not favor. I was disappointed in Charlotte and Ash’s mother, and Jack & Coe’s father which both have a cold distant heart.

Favorite elements: the party in New Orleans, the moments between Linett and her pirate, the apothecary mentions.

I’m sad to see this series end! It’s an amazing adventure which I highly recommend.

Content: moderate violence, seduction and romantic tension, implied intimacy threat of assault, drinking.

about_ the_authorAndrea Cremer is the author of the internationally bestselling Nightshade series. She spent her childhood daydreaming and roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin.

Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing. Before she wrote her first novel, Andrea was a history professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. In her books, she strives to bring together her two passions: history and fantasy. Andrea now lives in New York and writes full time.

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