Noir is the second book in the Illumination Paradox series that started with Lumiere. Since this is the middle of a series I won’t give a rundown on what this one is about so as to not spoil it for anyone not having read Lumiere yet. The story picks up right where Lumiere left off with Urlick and Eyelet on their adventures.
I actually believe I enjoyed Noir just a tad bit more than Lumiere. I found Eyelet a bit irritating at the start of Lumiere but she was much better in this story. If I could give half stars this would probably rate a 4.5 but it’s just not quite a 5 star yet for me.
This book added in a few more points of view in the story which really worked wonderfully. It was nice to expand a bit and also get to know a few of the other characters better. The adventures continued at a fast pace which is fun to read since there is always something new being thrown in or something to deal with. I do find it a bit odd though that the author tends to toss things in when needed without much logic to them being there. For instance they have a dilemma, discuss what to do, then oh look a big factory in the middle of nowhere. Of course it’s fantasy though so I suppose anything can happen.
Some really funny moments in this one. Some new villains and new friends to help our heroes. A great fast paced adventure story that I’ll be looking forward to seeing how it all turns out in the next book after another cliffhanger ending in this one.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.