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The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl
The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl | Theodora Goss
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Mary Jekyll and the Athena Club race to save Aliceand foil a plot to unseat the Queen, in the electrifying conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Nebula Award finalist and Locus Award winner The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter. Lifes always an adventure for the Athena Club...especially when one of their own has been kidnapped! After their thrilling European escapades rescuing Lucina van Helsing, Mary Jekyll and her friends return home to discover that their friend and kitchen maid Alice has vanished and so has their friend and employer Sherlock Holmes! As they race to find Alice and bring her home safely, they discover that Alice and Sherlocks kidnapping are only one small part of a plot that threatens Queen Victoria, and the very future of the British Empire. Can Mary, Diana, Beatrice, Catherine, and Justine save their friendsand save the Empire? Find out in the final installment of the fantastic and memorable Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club series.
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Sarz
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5 ⭐

This series is one of my favourites. I love that each of the #eccentricMC are strong women, who have each been affected by well known male characters, such as Dr Jeckel, Mr Hyde, Dr Frankstein, and Dracula. It's funny and engaging. Unfortunately, this third instalment wasn't as good as the previous two, but I love them nonetheless.

#booked2020 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Cool concept for a series 🤓 2d
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kristenm
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There were so many ways that the Athena Club trilogy could have disappointed me because it brings together all of my favorite things. Happily, after finishing the third and final book last night, I can say that she did a FANTASTIC job! This series is in hardcover on my bookshelf and will stay there, nestled between the sources of its inspiration.

bookishnerd Oh! I didn't know it was just a trilogy. Good. When I got the first book I thought it was standalone. I have enough series on the go. I like one with all the books out. lol I read book 1 last year and enjoyed it. 3w
kristenm @bookishnerd So many series! I loved this one and wouldn‘t have minded more adventures but I‘m also glad to have it completed. My bookshelves can‘t handle too many more series either. They‘re pushing out all of the standalones! 3w
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kristenm
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This same God presides over Seattle in the winter. I feel like everything is about to dissolve from damp!

kingrat It's been so wet this January! 3w
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GidgetsTreasures75
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1-7-20: My 1st finished book of 2020! I‘m getting a slow start this year. This is Book 3 and is supposed to be the final one but I hope the author changes her mind and writes more. 🤞🏼#thesinistermysteryofthemesmerizinggirl #theodoragoss 👍🏼📖#️⃣1️⃣

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Mehso-so

Okay, There are good (even great) things about this book and series. But I never, ever want a younger female character that he is teaching, or he‘s employing, to fall for Sherlock Holmes, ever again. It grossed me out in Laurie King‘s books and it grosses me out here. How does this keep happening?

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annamatopoetry
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I've really liked this little series of Goss'; it's very lightweight, but with Victorian literary characters as well as historical person woven into the plot. Since this looks like it's the last part, I would have liked to see a few more answers about Mary's background, but oh well.

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'"Augustus!" Ayesha said the name with contempt. "of course a man as vain as Octavian would call himself Augustus and declare himself a god!" He detested Egypt, and he destroyed Rome! "'
I am so fucking weak for authors ripping on historical figures through characters that supposedly knew them.

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annamatopoetry
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The days between christmas and new year's are called 'mellandagarna', 'the in-between days', in Swedish. I took the week off and limited today's activities to a) the gym and b) the coffee shop.

Buechersuechtling These days in Germany have exactly the same name. I like your plans for today. Thoroughly enjoy. 🤸🏼☕️🍪 2mo
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annamatopoetry
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Delightful as always, ms Goss

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annamatopoetry
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Oh yeah, morning book gift from Lucas!

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Ericalambbrown
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I enjoyed this adventurous little romp of a book! I do hope there winds up being a fourth book in this series. Fun to finish up on a blustery day. 🎄📚♥️

Scochrane26 I like this series. I think there could be more in the series if the author wants to write more—she left it open-ended enough to continue. 2mo
Ericalambbrown @Scochrane26 I agree! But she can also leave them be unless she comes up with a great idea she wants to explore. She didn‘t back herself into a corner. 2mo
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Scochrane26
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This book was disappointing in a few parts for me. I still liked it, it just wasn‘t as amazing as the first one. The re-hashing of the first 2 books got on my nerves. No one is going to start w/ the 3rd book! And the ending fight wasn‘t as good as it could have been, IMO. And there‘s a couple of other small flaws. Overall, I really loved this series, the characters, & the creativity. It did make me finally read Dracula & Jekyll & Hyde.

Laughterhp I didn‘t realize there was more than 1 book in this series! (edited) 3mo
Scochrane26 @Laughterhp yes, there‘s 3. The tagged is supposed to be the last one, but she could always write more of them if she wants to. The 2nd is really long but has some fun characters introduced. 3mo
jillrhudy Book two was such a disappointment after #1 that I doubt I will even listen to this one. #2 was also loaded with reminders. 3mo
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cjk
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The intrepid ladies of the Athena Club are keeping me company as I audio clean, and cook.

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Scochrane26
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Haven‘t done a #weeklyforecast but thought I would this week. I‘m still working on library books.
Started the tagged finally today. I started Educated a few weeks ago on audio but decided I‘d rather read it than listen. Will start One Day in December for #BOTMBuddyread. I also want to catch up on some shows this long weekend, so I only need to finish the first 2 this week.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 💙💙💙 3mo
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Fridameetslucy
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Finishing this up on audible. Listening slowly because it‘s such fun - a house of steampunk feminist lady sleuths with superhuman powers who can outsmart their pal Sherlock Holmes!! Great performance also. But start with book 1 if you read her.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How are you sweetie? 💗 3mo
Deifio Oh yes I have heard of this series! 3mo
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Sumi
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I brought the Starless Sea to read between shifts but look! Somebody returned The Sinister Mystery if the Mesmerizing Girl! #Dangersofworkingatthelibrary #ReaderlyADD

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Didn't end up grabbing any new releases today but I got a few I've been wanting desperately and then a gift from a friend

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Dorianna
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That wonderful feeling when the latest book in your new favorite series comes in the mail early ❤️📖📬

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I absolutely loved the first book in this trilogy but everything I found charming about it began to wear thin in book two which needed some heavy editing. Still, I was looking forward to this final book and hoped it would recapture some of the magic of the first.
I was extremely disappointed that the pacing continued to be very awkward and there was little to no character development. I had to skim a good bit just to finish 😔

jillrhudy Oh no. I love the characters so much. I was hoping book 2 was just a fluke and she would do them justice in the third in the series. 5mo
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annamatopoetry
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Won't you look at that! Because I needed more stuff on my to read list. Coming out in October!

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