"London is like a difficult surgical patient; however cautious the incision, anything and everything is liable to burst out."
Going to read a bit before bed. Starting this book that I've been looking forward to reading.
Gothic, creepy, weird. A feisty heroine. Ghosts. Odd sea creatures and a shouldn‘t-be-believable love story that somehow feels just right. After a slow start I ended up loving this strange story.
~ This story is very unique, with so many imaginative elements. I particularly liked being introduced to Ruby and Cora.
~ Although I did not exactly enjoy the story because of some of the gruesome parts, I felt compelled to continue reading in order to find out how things would resolve.
What a great round of #LMPBC !! This will be in the mail at the end of the week!
The plot was good but it got lost in the massive amount of prose. I wanted to just get on with the story already. I didn't need 15 different words to describe the Themes. I also liked the characters especially Bridie but again I got too much descriptive prose. Normally I enjoy the detail but it was way over done. 3.5ish ⭐
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According to Goodreads, I started reading this book in March 2020 and made it to 13% before losing interest. Clearly something else began to distract me around that time….😉 I will definitely get back to this eventually, but for now it languishes along with my other unread #BOTM books.
I really enjoyed this book! It is pretty dark and quite violent at times, so I can see where that would be off-putting to others. The grittier the better for me 😂🖤 I'll get this mailed next week! #LMPBC @Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers @DanaManiac
I'm not really sure how to review this one... I enjoyed it, but I didn't necessarily love it as much as I had hoped. I liked the main story, but there were a few aspects I wasn't totally thrilled with.
@kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers @DanaManiac I will get this in the mail sometime in the next week - i need to look and double check who I'm supposed to send it to lol
Its Mr Bs subscription day... always a pleasure to get the personally selected surprise book each month in the post... this month - a female Victorian detective story.. They must sense I need a 'ripping yarn' to help me with my wandering concentration this week! 👍🏼
I think I'm having a reading crisis. I really want to read my current book which is the tagged book. I also however want to start the Shadow and Bone series after seeing the trailer for the show. I also was to continue the Veronica Speedwell series. The new book comes out in a few days and I'm 3 books behind. On top of all that, I want read the sequel to From Blood and Ash. I have a headache🤦♀️.
I am really enjoying using my tbr wheel of fortune. I am so overwhelmed with how many books I have not read that are sitting on my shelves that I have a hard time deciding what to read next. This takes all the pressure off. This book also helps me get another off my #botm pile.
This book was filled with lots of my favorites - a kick-ass heroine, a charming ghost, and fantastic beasts. However, it fell a little too far over the line into creepy, gross, and horror for me to fall in love. I finished it, but had some rather disturbing nightmares while doing so.
With fantastical elements and an air of mystery, Kidd brings a different kind of Victorian London to life. Bridie Devine is a a peculiar MC, whose scientific upbringing helps her solve odd cases, like the sudden disappearance of a mysterious child of a baronet, a secret child. At times absolutely bizarre, this is definitely not a fast read. Yet, I think it‘s the obscureness of the subject matter that kept me reading. A pick, though a soft pick.
I am a huge fan of Jess Kidd. Her writing is nothing less than magical.
From the publisher:
“London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and with her reputation in tatters, a remarkable puzzle has come her way. Christabel Berwick has been kidnapped. But Christabel is no ordinary child. She is not supposed to exist.”
This books only saving grace is the authors descriptive and unique style of writing. This book was very good at the beginning, and it was good at the end. The middle was very, very hard for me to get through. If it hadn‘t been a book that I purchased, I probably would have bailed. I had to continuously look up the definitions of words, as this author used to vocabulary that I am not at all familiar with. Perhaps it is because she is from London
This was a fun book, full of strange oddities and interesting developments that happened throughout. This book didn't always keep.my attention and I am sure there was a part in the middle that I missed completely and was still able to understand the ending. Maybe I should have read this one. The ending made sense and I liked it overall.
#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick 15pts. Yay! Two books completed!
It's October! Off to the races! I've started reading the tagged book, it's wonderful so far. There is a ghost with moving tattoos, a detective who can see the dead and a child that has been kidnapped because of her magical abilities.
So far, interesting.