Dr. Eliza Jekyll, heroine of the electrifying The Diabolical Miss Hyde—an edgy steampunk retelling of the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde—investigates a bizarre murder case in an alternate Victorian London while battling her treacherous secret half: Lizzie Hyde.
Solving the infamous Chopper case has helped crime scene physician Dr. Eliza Jekyll establish her fledgling career in the chauvinistic world of Victorian law enforcement. But the scrutiny that comes with her newfound fame is unwelcome for a woman with a diabolical secret. And there is the mercurial Royal Society agent and wolf man Remy Lafayette. Does he want to marry her, eat her, or burn her at the stake? Though Eliza is uncertain about Remy, her dark and jealous shadow self, Lizzie, wants to steal the magnetic and persistent agent, and usurp Eliza's life.
It's impossible to push Remy away when he tempts her with the one thing she can't resist: a bizarre crime. The search for a bloodthirsty ritual torturer dubbed the Pentacle Killer draws them into a terrifying world of spies, art thieves, and evil alchemy, where the price of immortality is madness?—or damnation—and only Lizzie's dark ingenuity can help Eliza survive.
As Eliza and Remy race to thwart a foul conspiracy involving the sorcerous French, they must also overcome a sinister enemy who is all too close: the vengeful Lizzie, determined to dispose of Eliza for good.
Yeah, I absolutely loved this book! I'm so glad that I read what's out of this series back to back, because it meant that everything was fresh in my mind, and yeah, that was pretty pretty important for things that crossed the books, like the relationships between all the characters!
This book was infinitely more complicated then the first! The mystery had so many elements, that it wasn't a mystery, there were mysteries, however things turned out in the end! So yeah, that was really fantastic to read!
There was a bit of a downside to all that goodness-that sometimes there was so much going on, that I'd forget names or how things had connected, and how the current revelations would play into what had happened before!
Really fantastic ending, though there were parts that hurt. But with Sir Isaac Newton basically running the country, and the ill feelings going around about the government, well, there's plenty to happen in the next book!
Totally fantastic, so great to read, and so enjoyable! I can't wait to read more!
Author: Viola Carr
Series: Electric Empire #2
Read: November 2nd, 2015
Source: Pump Up Your Books Review Copy Through Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really fantastic, and it's a 2015 Retelling Reading Challenge Book, Historical Fiction 2015 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Harper Voyage
Published: October 27th 2015
Viola Carr was born in Australia, but wandered into darkest London one foggy October evening and never found her way out. She now devours countless history books and dictates fantastical novels by gaslight, accompanied by classical music and the snoring of her slumbering cat. She loves history, and pops down to London’s many historical sites whenever she gets the chance. She likes steampunk, and thought it would be cool to investigate wacky crimes with crazy gadgets…just so long as her heroine was the creator of said wacky gadgets: a tinkerer, edgy, with a dash of mad scientist. Readers can follow her on twitter at @viola_carr and online at http://www.violacarr.com.
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