Saturday, January 4, 2014

Week 1 Review: The Clockwork Scarab

From Goodreads:
Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you’re the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And when two society girls go missing, there’s no one more qualified to investigate.

Now fierce Evaline and logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, navigate the advances of not just one but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve murder with only one clue: a strange Egyptian scarab. The stakes are high. If Stoker and Holmes don’t unravel why the belles of London society are in such danger, they’ll become the next victims.

My Review:
Oh, what a wonderful, amazing, spectacular book! I loved these kick ass heroines, as relatives of Bram Stoker, Sherlock Holmes, who while are still in the Victoria age (I don't know what actual age they were in, I'll just say most historical fiction is Victorian age) and while they are opposites in terms of personality, they are both kick ass in their own way!

I loved this mystery, of who was doing this to girls who are kinda in the same position as Evaline and Mina, and yeah, how both these girls used their strengths to figure out the mystery! Even with things going pretty dark in the mystery, they persevered, and faced off the culprit, though there's going to be more, yeah!

I loved this world! It was a different kind of dark, atmospheric, and just that bit of magical that just added that touch of spice to the taste of the novel (not that I literally ate it, since I was reading it on my nook, and I wouldn't eat my nook!) that just made it all the more savoury!

These characters were new, different, interesting, and very distinctive! I really enjoyed them, figuring and learning about their different quirks, who they are as people, however much I can do that when it's me, and I don't get people very much!

Yeah, this was a great, wonderful book, and I can't wait to read the next book!

Author: Colleen Gleason
Series: Stoker & Holmes #1
Read: December 29th, 2013
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a DAC Book and a Historical Fiction 2013 Book!
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: September 17th 2013
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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