About the Book
Norah Lukens needs to uncover the truth about the fabled lost city of Cobbogoth. After her archaeologist uncle’s murder, Norah is asked to translate his old research journal for evidence and discovers that his murder was a cover-up for something far more sinister.
When she turns to neighbor and only friend James Riley for help, she realizes that not only is their bitter-sweet past haunting her every step, but James is keeping dangerous secrets. Can Norah discover what they are before it's too late to share her own?
Readers old and young will love this YA Fantasy Romance set in Boston, MA, but full of mythical beings, magic, and lost secrets.
Full of mystery, danger, and romance, Uncovering Cobbogoth is undeniably intriguing and imaginative. A lot of thought had to go into creating the Cobbogothian mythology and the connections between it and the story's heroine, Norah, and I applaud Clark for her creativity! The book contains many twists and tender moments.
There's definitely a "first book in a series" feel to this, as there are a lot of flashback scenes, back story, and explanations which often keep the pace reined in. I did enjoy learning more about James through the flashbacks - it's just that there are a lot of them. And I confess that some of the magical/mythical elements remained out of my complete grasp. The history is a little complex, and the Cobbogoth setting is rather different. But I appreciated the uniqueness of the imagery and the surprising ways plot elements fit together!
References to gods and goddesses, intense images (involving murder victims, etc.), and demon "possession" are a part of the story, but there are also themes of love and sacrifice. Clark has set up a very interesting supernatural YA fantasy series with Uncovering Cobbogoth, one that is sure to garner plenty of fans.
*With thanks to Cedar Fort for providing me with a PDF copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.*
- You can read other reviews, spotlights, etc. during the Cedar Fort blog tour, which lasts through the whole month of May: Uncovering Cobbogoth Blog Tour
- You can connect with the author on her awesome website!