Release Day Review + Giveaway! Chasing the Green Fairy by Melanie Karsak

March 4, 2014 Elyse's Reviews, giveaway, Release Day 3

I received this book for free from ARC, provided by author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Release Day Review + Giveaway! Chasing the Green Fairy by Melanie KarsakChasing the Green Fairy by Melanie Karsak
Series: The Airship Racing Chronicles #2
Published by Clockpunk Press on March 4, 2014
Genres: Steampunk
Pages: 214
Source: ARC, provided by author
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A sabotaged airship.

A recovering opium addict.

A messenger with life-shattering news.

With the 1824 British airship qualifying race only weeks away, Lily Stargazer is at the top of her game. She’s racing like a pro, truly in love, and living clean. But on one ill-omened day, everything changes. Pulled head-long into the ancient secrets of the realm, Lily soon finds herself embroiled in Celtic mysteries and fairy lore. And she’s not quite sure how she got there, or even if she wants to be involved. But Lily soon finds herself chasing the spirit of the realm while putting her own ghosts to rest. And only accepting the truth–about her heart and her country–can save her.

Begin the adventure with Chasing the Star Garden, The Airship Racing Chronicles I  at Amazon: Chasing the Star Garden 

So we’re back for round two with Lily Stargazer in Chasing the Green Fairy (The Airship Racing Chronicles book 2)!  When last we left Lily she was set on getting clean, no more opium and no more absinthe. Karsak plunges us head first into the story when the Stargazer crew is preparing for the 1824 British airship qualifying race, but the misfortune of sabotage looms on the horizon. It’s easy for Lily to start pointing fingers when there are plenty of other teams who would love for the Stargazer to be put out of commission. But who really did it?

I had a lot of hopes for this book after having been so in love with the first in the series. Lily made a decision about her love life that haunted me, while she struggled with the possibility of having made the wrong choice –  I also questioned it. While I made every effort to satisfied with how things were going to be Karsak took me on a journey into Lily’s past explaining how it all began for Lord Byron and Lily. I fell even more in love with their story, and with Lord Byron. And once again she snatched the rug out from underneath me – then she proceeded to rip my heart out, stab it with a pair of scissors and then cut it up and throw it in the dirt. 

*composes self* Where I found myself unable to connect with the characters in the first book Green Fairy made up for. This time around the book wasn’t as much action driven as it was character driven and I felt myself becoming deeply involved with Lily and friends.

So…gaze upon the beauty of that cover, prepare for the feels, and read this book!!


Giveaway! Look at this awesome prize!!

CGF MKarsak Release Day Prize

About Melanie Karsak

Melanie Karsak is the author of the Amazon best-selling steampunk series The Airship Racing Chronicles (Chasing the Star Garden and Chasing the Green Fairy) and the award-wining horror/dark fantasy Harvesting Series. She grew up in rural northwestern Pennsylvania and earned a Master’s degree in English from Gannon University. A steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector, and zombie whisperer, the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.

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  • Betül

    I only read a few (2 or 3), but would enjoy to read more in this genre