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European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman
European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman | Theodora Goss
In the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Mary Jekyll and the rest of the daughters of literature’s mad scientists embark on a madcap adventure across Europe to rescue another monstrous girl and stop the Alchemical Society’s nefarious plans once and for all. Mary Jekyll’s life has been peaceful since she helped Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the Whitechapel Murders. Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, Justine Frankenstein, and Mary’s sister Diana Hyde have settled into the Jekyll household in London, and although they sometimes quarrel, the members of the Athena Club get along as well as any five young women with very different personalities. At least they can always rely on Mrs. Poole. But when Mary receives a telegram that Lucinda Van Helsing has been kidnapped, the Athena Club must travel to the Austro-Hungarian Empire to rescue yet another young woman who has been subjected to horrific experimentation. Where is Lucinda, and what has Professor Van Helsing been doing to his daughter? Can Mary, Diana, Beatrice, and Justine reach her in time? Racing against the clock to save Lucinda from certain doom, the Athena Club embarks on a madcap journey across Europe. From Paris to Vienna to Budapest, Mary and her friends must make new allies, face old enemies, and finally confront the fearsome, secretive Alchemical Society. It’s time for these monstrous gentlewomen to overcome the past and create their own destinies.
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Oh Gosh I loved this. It has elements that remind me of Scythe by N. Shusterman. Loved the new cast additions like my girl Irene Adler! I really enjoyed how vampirism is tightly pulled into this weird world of alchemy and science. Some surprise LGBTQ character rep too which was nice. Goss really had a purpose to the whole book (i.e. the size is used effectively and doesnt cause the story to drag). Great audiobook narration from the audiobook too!

Shvonne **Impatiently waiting for book 3** 5d
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Starting beast number one of this month! The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter was such an awesome surprise book for me so I have just as high hopes for the sequel.

GlassAsDiamonds I feel like this is mocking me from my shelves but... it‘s SUCH a beast!!!! 1w
SassenachTheBookWizard @GlassAsDiamonds I was shocked at the size first but theres so many characters and if shes gonna do a legit good mystery in homage to Sherlock Holmes, I can see that taking time so I felt much more calm...also, its smaller than Priory of the Orange Tree 😂😂😂 1w
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emtobiasz
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I‘m enjoying this #audiobook, I really am... but 24 hours is TOO LONG. I only have four days left on my #Libby loan and nine hours to get through still... 😧 How do you #chunkster fans do it?!

erank58 Can't wait to pick this up too! The Strange Case was one of my favorite reads last year, but this one is quite longer so I'm nervous 😓 Happy reading! 2mo
PickwickPlockPlock Maybe you could speed up the audiobook? 2mo
rretzler I listen to audiobooks at 1.5 speed for the most part. As far as reading chunksters, it definitely depends on the book. Some grab me so much they are effortless reads, while others are very slow, even if I like them. 2mo
Ericalambbrown I listen to a lot of books at 1.25 speed of the reader is slow. 2mo
emtobiasz @Ericalambbrown @rretzler @PickwickPlockPlock thanks, I‘ve been slowly but steadily speeding this faster and faster. We‘ll see if I make it! 2mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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4-18-19: My 32nd finished book of 2019! #europeantravelforthemonstrousgentlewoman #theodoragoss 👍🏼📖#️⃣3️⃣2️⃣

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Shvonne
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My favorite part of this series is the commentary from the characters.

hermyknee I love this title! 2mo
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BookishMarginalia
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This second installment of the adventures of the Athena Club was even more fun than the first one, as the “monstrous gentlewomen” traipsed all over Europe to rescue one of their own AND prevent VanHelsing from using his army of mad vampires to take over the Alchemist Society. They even meet up with Irène Adler, Sigmund Freud, and Count Dracula in the process! I‘m very much looking forward to the 3rd book in the series, coming out this year!

tjwill What a great title! 2mo
Crazeedi Your kitty!!!😻😻💞💞 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Sweet kitty😻 2mo
The_Old_Astronomer And just like that I‘m sold on this series. I‘ll definitely buy the first book when I get the chance. Thank you! 2mo
GypsyKat I wanna rub that kitty belly! 😻 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
ReadingOver50 Sounds fun 2mo
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BookishMarginalia
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#CurrentlyListening — this is very entertaining! Love the Athena Club!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This looks great! Who can resist a title like that? 2mo
bookandbedandtea What a beautiful cover 2mo
IndyHannaJones The third one comes out this summer and I can't wait 2mo
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Soubhiville What a fun title! 2mo
ladym30 Love that cover! 2mo
litsybegins The cover tho🤤🤤 2mo
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Freespirit
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European Travel was a fun light read but at over 700 pages it did drag a little for me. It mixed a lot of very well known characters like Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Frankenstein and a group of 5 young women who make up The Athena Club in an adventure set in England and Europe. At times the women‘s voices cut into the story to make a comment and I wasn‘t a huge fan of this. A 3⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Looking forward to starting Hare‘s Fur set in my home town😍

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GivenLemons
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This was a really fun book! It was the perfect sequel, just as interesting as the first book but expanded the world. It was really good to see each of the ladies be challenged and grow, as well as some new characters!

Freespirit Just finished this too.. fun read, easy to read but maybe a bit long. 3mo
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Freespirit
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Generally my book choices are based on research and recommendations! This book I bought based entirely on the title and the cover but after 100 pages I am enjoying it a lot. It‘s a Victorian era fantasy mystery with a cast of feminist characters such as Mary Jekyll, Diana Hyde, Catherine Moreau, Justine Frankenstein and throw in Holmes and Watson😂 It is the second in a series but can be read as a stand alone. The first book sounds great too..

Briary The first book was excellent! And the third book comes out in October 📚😊 3mo
Freespirit @Briary that‘s great news. I‘m liking the plot of European Travel and although it‘s 700 pages it seems an easy read👍🏼 3mo
LaurenReads I bought the first book based on its cover! I loved both books 3mo
Freespirit We shall have to look out for book 3 @LaurenReads 😊 3mo
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silentrequiem
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🤣🤣🤣

wordzie 😁 4mo
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FlowerFairy
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So many chores needing attention but all I want to do on a dreary, rainy Sunday is snuggle with this lovely lady, read books and drink coffee. And perhaps knit.

Leftcoastzen Snuggle worthy kitty!😻 4mo
BooksAndYarn Do it! 4mo
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FlowerFairy
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Happy Sunday, Littens! Haven‘t been on much lately. The universe decided I needed to be thumped between the eyes & am currently major struggling in every single aspect of my life. Deal w/ anxiety on the regular but for past couple months have been having ALL the anxiety ALL the time. Starting a new job tomorrow & today trying to ease back into reading life. Even if the rest of my life is poop, there will always be books. Please send good vibes.

LaurenReads Good vibes sent! And I loved that book! 4mo
Redwritinghood Hope things improve soon. Sending those good vibes. 💕💕 4mo
RachelO Hugs! And what it says on your mug. Have a peaceful day, and hope tomorrow‘s amazing! 4mo
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madamereadsalot1 All the good vibes! I have an anxiety disorder too, it is so hard operating in the real world. I'm sorry you're dealing with it, and I hope you find your best healthy coping tools soon! 4mo
xicanti Many, many good vibes. 4mo
TrishB Hope all goes well tomorrow. 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Best of luck with the new job! 🌸 4mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive vibes and hugs. 4mo
kgriffith Oof, I know how that goes. All good vibes to you, let us know how it goes! 4mo
squirrelbrain Good luck for tomorrow! Hopefully this is the turning point for you... ❤️ 4mo
Jas16 Sending love ❤️ 4mo
rabbitprincess Wishing you luck for tomorrow and many great books ♥️♥️ 4mo
CouronneDhiver 😘😘 4mo
mcipher I hope the new job‘s going well and you‘re feeling a little better (but if not, at least there‘s books is right!!) 😆 4mo
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LaurenReads
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Book 2. So much fun - it answers the question of what would happen if the daughters of crazy famous scientists got together to have adventures! Throw in some Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud for a little more fun. At over 700 pages it was a bit long though!

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Bigglove3122
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Im a series addict, once i start one i have to keep reading!! Brigs to mind the cookie monster for some reason 😂

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Expandingbookshelf
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Have you ever wished you could see the daughters of literature‘s maddest scientists team up to try to rescue a vampire (and also Sherlock Holmes is there)? Well, that‘s a specific dream. Also, you‘re in luck! Theodora God‘s‘ Athena Club is back and ready to kick some ass in the name of sisterhood. This series is a delight. The sequel is definitely too long (700 😵) but I still really enjoyed it and can‘t wait for the next one!

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BookishMarginalia
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Back at our happy place, #TheBookmarkPR 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

Bookzombie I bet they missed you! 6mo
nudibranch When your photo includes a Spanish-language book written by a French author, and the accompanying post is in English 🤯 6mo
GypsyKat Heaven! 6mo
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Gissy Saliendo del trabajo! (4:54 pm) 😢 6mo
BookishMarginalia Rain check then @Gissy 6mo
Gissy 👍 6mo
Kaye Cupcake 🧁😍 6mo
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silentrequiem
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A glass of hempberry cider and a book at Truth or Consequences Brewing. 😍

AlaMich You are doing Saturday right!! 👍 6mo
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Jendjohnson
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I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, The Alchemist‘s Daughter, and book 2 did not disappoint. With another round of creative famous character melding and some heavy character development, the plot line still moved along nicely.

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Palimpsest
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Finished 9/6/18. The characters are done well. That being said, I have to wonder what Victorian/ gothic characters Goss has NOT borrowed from past lit. I like the idea, but is almost too much and lost its intrigue for me. Also, there are frequent blurbs about the book from the characters from an outside perspective which I like, except Cat (a char.) kept advertising the first book repeatedly which was supposed to be funny but was annoying.

Palimpsest This book was more about the action of traveling and meeting new characters than anything extraordinary actually happening. The climax was a bit short after all the build-up. I will read the next one, but much preferred the first book to this one. 7mo
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Librarian199509
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Amazing! The asides can take the reader out of the narrative and they do lessen the overall tension of the entire series (including one's not yet written). However, it's just such a fun installment if a bit overlong.

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Book 2 in the Athena Club series centering on the wonderfully ‘monstrous‘ daughters of literature‘s mad scientists goes farther in all senses: geographically, plot-twist-wise, and bringing in more fascinating characters. At 700+ pages it was a pain to drag around, but lots happens, lots learned, and the Athena gals continue their resourceful ways. I am looking forward to book 3 but most of all, this gives us the best version of Irene Adler EVER.

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blamethestardust
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One of my favorite things about this book is the uniqueness of the characters‘ voices, even ignoring the narrator. I feel like you could give me a line of dialogue, and I could pretty accurately guess who said it.

Another thing I‘m loving is the huge variety of female characters, an amazing diversity of motivations and interests. It‘s so much fun to have enough women that it doesn‘t feel like each stands in as a monolith for Women. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

blamethestardust Also, I want to give this five stars just for finally giving me the Irene Adler I‘ve wanted since Jeremy Brett‘s Holmes. The brilliant, resourceful, creative, not-a-love-interest, opera singer from New Jersey. 8mo
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danimgill
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Mehso-so

I obviously fell hard for this cover but the contents did not live up to the colorful, exciting art on the front. This book d r a g g e d on and on for no reason! I feel like it took me a hundred years to read this book and yet not all that much happened. It‘s a so-so and not a pan for me solely because I deeply appreciate the inclusion of Carmilla and Lucy Van Helsing.

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AshleyC816
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I love the idea behind this book (and the first one) and I also love the writing style with intermittent comments from the characters. This one was a little slow for me in places, but overall I enjoyed it!

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annamatopoetry
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1) not many. 10? Back problems, plus some ones with a lot of chewing resistance
2) 50 as usual, but obviously that's not happening
3) I didn't read much this summer (see: back problems)
4) Theodora Goss' new Athena Club book (tagged) , which I'm allowed to read when I'm done with the Bowie book.
#2018checkin via @silentrequiem

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shelf-improvement
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I'm wearing a hoodie and drinking Oktoberfest. Feels like fall. 🍂

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NotCool
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A fun read with great characters, kidnapping, secret societies, and so much great sounding food. Seriously, if Theodora Goss wrote a companion to this book with recipes, I‘d buy it.

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RobertLCollins
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What a fun read! There was adventure, intrigue, and action. We got more answers about the Athena Club, and (of course) more classic fictional characters enter the story. I look forward to seeing what happens in book 3.

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Conservio
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A successful decoy from the laptop

#catsoflitsy #littenkitten

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Conservio
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I‘m trying hard this year to not let series I started fall by the wayside.. #frankenstein #drjekyllandmrhyde #sherlockholmes

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Briary
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I have been waiting this sequel since January and now I am slowly making my way through it. Goss is still brilliant as ever, even if there seems to be an annoying trend to stick some romantic subplots in this one. The absence of those were one of the many things I enjoyed The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter.

ofclumsywords That cover is beautiful!! 😍 I will have to go and check this book out, the series sounds really interesting! 10mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon I agree with you about the romance 😕 9mo
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slightlyfoxed
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Quick break for dinner and the #24in48 hour 18 challenge! I don‘t have a nightstand per se, but this little shelf serves the same function - I keep my library books here in an attempt to remind myself to read them first.

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silentrequiem
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Look what showed up on my tablet last night! I'm trying to resist because I need to finish my Hugo reading...

Conservio What‘s the purple book? 10mo
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bookwrm526
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I don‘t usually plan out my reading, so there‘s not much on my list for anticipated reads in July, but this one that I have pre-ordered on Audible comes out in just a few days, and I‘m very excited about it! #JulyInBooks18 @bookisglee

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Read4life
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I‘m starting the e-ARC of this one. Book 2 in the Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club. I highly recommend book 1 The Strange Case of the Alchemist‘s Daughter.
Love the covers of both, too. 💙🤓

ladym30 Great cover!! 12mo
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