Published by Annette Marie on October 17, 2014
Series: Steel & Stone #1
Genres: Young Adult, Romance
Source: ecopy from Publisher
Piper Griffiths wants one thing in life: To become a Consul, a keeper of the peace between humans and daemons. There are three obstacles in her way.
The first is Lyre. Incubus. Hotter than hell and with a wicked streak to match. His greatest mission in life is to get Piper into bed and otherwise annoy the crap out of her. The second is Ash. Draconian. Powerful. Dangerous. He knows too much and reveals nothing. Also, disturbingly attractive — and scary. Did she mention scary?
The third is the Sahar Stone. Top secret magical weapon of mass destruction. Previously hidden in her Consulate until thieves broke in, went on a murder spree, and disappeared with the weapon.
And they left Piper to take the fall for their crimes.
Now she’s on the run, her dreams of becoming a Consul shattered and every daemon in the city gunning to kill her. She’s dead on her own, but there’s no one she can trust — no one except two entirely untrustworthy daemons ... See problems one and two.
Discover the World of the Steel & Stone Series by Annette Marie In CHASE THE DARK…
Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen meets Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me in CHASE THE DARK, the first book in the addictive Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy Steel & Stone series. All Piper wants is to be a Consul, a keeper of the peace between humans and daemons. When she’s framed for a treasonous crime, she knows she’s dead on her own, but there’s no one she can trust except two seriously hot—and equally untrustworthy—daemons.
People are raving about the Steel & Stone series!
I have found my ‘dream’ book! Let’s make sure I have my checklist right and what I LOVED about this book: Kick ass female = check. Fantasy world = check. Hot leading man = double check and increasing in this case. Action, adventurous, with more kicking-ass = CHECK. Creatures = dragons, incubus then yes check. O yes…Dragons anyone?? = check. – Pandora’s Opened Box
Chase the Dark is the first book in the young adult urban fantasy series, called the Steel & Stone Series by Annette Marie. What is really great about this event, is that the 5th (and final) book in the series has just released, so you can Binge read the entire series if you are new to it like I am. When I first saw the invite to read and review the Steel & Stone series, I was a little surprised that I had never heard of it before. Young adult Urban Fantasy is right up my alley! And then when I saw what a crazy following this series had, I was even more intrigued. I mean, people fangirl over these books like no tomorrow. And after having read Chase the Dark, I can totally tell why. I loved this book. And I cannot wait to read the next book..and the next..and you get it.
The Steel and Stone series follows Piper, who is a Consul, which means she is a keeper of the peace between humans and daemons. Piper is so freakin’ awesome. I can’t tell you the amount of times I wanted to high five her! This is a very action packed story (and series) so there is always a lot going on. I loved it that way. I was constantly meeting new characters and learning something new about their world and about the sword. It always kept me interested and turning the pages as fast as I could.
Like I said, the action and world building take the forefront in this installment, but there is a bit of romance as well. And I am sure there is lots more romance to come. There is a love triangle in this story between Lyre, an incubus and Ash, a Draconian. I really really love both Lyre and Ash. And for most of the book it felt more like the three of them were banded together on a common quest, so I have not made up my mind in terms of love interest. But suffice it to say for right now, I am not picking sides or revealing too much on this front. More to come in future books. I will say that I am instantly drawn to any story featuring an incubus. I think they are fascinating creatures so I am anxious to see more of Lyre for that fact.
Bottom line: there is a reason that the Steel & Stone series has so many fans. It is such a well done young adult Urban Fantasy, with great characters, solid writing and world building and a kick ass plot. If you have not read this series yet, you need to change that ASAP. And now is the perfect time for a binge read.
The Complete Steel & Stone Series:
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Chase the Dark (Steel & Stone #1)
Bind the Soul (Steel & Stone #2)
Yield the Night (Steel & Stone #3)
Feed the Flames (Steel & Stone #3.5)
Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone #4)
Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone #5)
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