Author: Ciye Cho
Publish Date: Published August 10th 2013
Far beyond heaven, earth and hell is a city known as Palladino, a place ruled by ghosts and filled with demons, magic, and all sorts of darkly beautiful things. A city where no one can ever escape.
Eighteen-year-old Rory is a cake decorator who makes stunning confections. But no amount of frosting or miracles can save her when a demon kidnaps her—and carries her to Palladino. Here, Rory ends up in a deadly charm school where young women are forced to become companions for the Ghost Lords. And for her to survive, Rory must become everything that she isn’t: graceful, elegant... and perfect.
But nothing is what it seems in Palladino. Not the magic. Not the ghosts. And definitely not Martin Marius, the bizarre Ghost Lord-slash-inventor who is drawn to Rory. For amid a thousand machines and a hundred cats, Martin holds a secret that could change everything. A secret that could either free Rory... or destroy her.Rory is definitely a unique story and in a league of it’s own.
You read the synopsis above, right? Well let me tell you, that’s about all that I’m giving away for this story. I went into this story not knowing a thing about the plot and that’s the way it should be. Ciye is one of my FAVORITE indy authors. I knew without a doubt that I would not be disappointed
This story is PACKED with it all….danger, the unknown, friendship, betrayal, hint of a romance (can’t wait for the sequel), and such a creative plot, it was a complete and utter thrill to read. The world created with this creative imagination sucked me in with the amazing details. I was in this world watching from the sidelines.
Rory is thrown into this bizarre type of charm school, where she maintains her own personality and bullheadedness. She is a strong character, who has a strength that is compelling to observe. There’s just so much imagination in this story, it’s a thrill to venture into the depths of Palladino.
Rory…dive into this new series, and try to figure out the place known as Palladino. It has adventure, thrills, humor (oh the cats) and so much more.