• Review: The Summer Dragon First Book of the Evertide

    AMAZING, that sums up “The Summer Dragon” quite well. I was so taken with this book and I absolutely loved the pictures. It helped me see more of the characters and what was going on. Everything about this book was magical, from the talking dragons to...

  • Review: Roses and Rot

    Roses and Rot, by Kat Howard, is such an interesting book. I love the characters in this story. The idea of sisters, with a horrible mother, lends itself well with the fairy tale theme. The symbolism and enchantment of the Fae is well written. I could...

  • Review: A Study in Sable An Elemental Masters Novel, #11

    “A Study In Sable” by Mercedes Lackey effortlessly returned me to the alternate world populated by those who can manipulate magic or talk to ghosts, mythical and mystical creatures, and…the Holmes brothers, who continue to wreak their own brand of magic...

  • Review: Girl in the Shadows

    In Girl in the Shadows, we meet Moira, the daughter of a single Vegas-Strip magician, who wants nothing more than to be one of the top female magicians in the industry, but her father is dead set on her never practicing magic. Ever. Knowing that her father...

  • Review: Wake the Hollow

    “Wake the Hollow” is about Mica, a girl who returns to her hometown of Sleepy Hollow when she receives a mysterious note from her mother, a woman she left six years prior to live with her father in Miami. Before Mica gets there, her mother dies. Mica...

  • Review: Kingfisher

    “Kingfisher” by Patricia A. McKillip reminds me of why I am always hesitant to start one of this author’s books. I am enchanted by the intricate prose and fascinated by her ability to weave commonplace occurrences with fantastical events and mystical...

  • Review: The Almost Girl The Riven Chronicles, #1

    I fell in love with “The Almost Girl” shortly after I started it. I loved the concept of the parallel worlds and the tech war. I would love to see a prequel book. The characters are great. I really loved Riven! Her attitude, strength, and determination...

  • Review: The Fallen Prince The Riven Chronicles, #2

    “The Fallen Prince” is so good!!! This is called the Riven Chronicles but this book has a very good summed up ending. So I'm not sure where more books would come into play. I really would like to see another book though. Maybe one where they are bringing...

  • Review: Bloodspell The Cruentus Curse Series, #1

    This is the debut of Amalie Howard and after reading her other books I can see how far she has grown. All though this story hits it out of the park with as an AMAZING debut you can really see how this is a new author. The story isn't refined in some parts,...

  • Review: The Transference Engine

    “The Transference Engine” just didn’t work for me. I’m not really sure what it was. But the combo of the story and the characters just had be going meh. I was so intrigued to get this as it sounded right up my alley. I really didn't care for the characters...

  • Article: Excerpt: Enemy by K. Eason

    Today we have an excerpt to share with you. This book has been winning awards and is from a debut author. Enjoy! The Night Owl Reviews Team Enemy - On the Bones of Gods, #1 The Illhari Republic rests on the bones of gods, telling tales of conquest and...

  • Review: Angel Falls Cassandra Bick Chronicles, #3

    If you are looking for a great Urban Fantasy series that will keep you interested, then the Cassandra Bick Chronicles is the series for you. I enjoy a good amount of snark with my female lead characters and Cassandra has that in spades. I mean when the...

  • Review: Demons at Deadnight The Divinicus Nex Chronicles, #1

    I absolutely fell in LOVE with the Divinicus Nex Chronicles series. “Demons at Deadnight” starts out this new series and I’m recommending that you start with this book and then move on to book two. I love the characters and the banter between all of them....

  • Review: Marked In Flesh A Novel of the Others, #4

    As always Anne Bishop has written a story that I could not put down. With book four in the “Others” series she has proven she can keep me hooked for the long haul. Meg and Simon are two characters that are just fun to read. Their chemistry is spot on,...

  • Review: The Wolf in the Attic

    Paul Kearney does a good job writing this novel from the prospective of an adolescent girl named Anna Francis. I liked the overall style of writing but the plot was very relaxed. I did not feel a rush to find out what was going to happen or change in...

  • Review: It Happened One Doomsday A Dru Jasper Novel, #1

    MacNaughton provides a smooth, action-packed read all the way to the end! This could be the start of a new series, and I'm already looking forward to the next one. The characters were great and believable. I loved the car scenes the best (too bad Hellbringer...

  • Review: Wicked Sanctimony

    This is Ms. ZygDeon's book debut, and it is unusual to say the least! Lots of details on angels and demons fill this world, and Ms. ZygDeon does an excellent job explaining the various characters in this world. Tight action and responses are in this compact...

  • Review: The Last One

    In her debut as a novelist Alexandra Oliva has created a gripping post-apocalypse story that underscores one’s survival instincts in a rather startling manner. The story begins when the novel’s heroine, a woman dubbed “Zoo” because she loves animals,...

  • Review: Midnight Bites Stories of the Morganville Vampires

    “Midnight Bites: Stories of the Morganville Vampires” by Rachel Caine is a wonderful collection of stories that remind one of all of the wonderfully quirky and dark elements of this series. The prologue to each indicates where in the series the action...

  • Review: The Race

    The Race, by Nina Allan, takes place in an unfathomable setting. The world building aspect is my favorite part of this book and Nina Allan describes this world, and its ugliness, very well. The characters are all interesting in their own ways. Jenna Hoolman...

  • Review: Shining Sea

    This book comes with a CLIFFHANGER!!!! But don’t let that steer you away from this book. I wanted to get that out there right now as I’ve seen this showcased as a standalone novel. So go into this knowing you won’t get all your answers and will NEED the...

  • Review: Night Shift A Novel of Midnight, Texas, #3

    “Night Shift” by Charlaine Harris continues the eerie and mesmerizing tale of a remarkable group of individuals. It has been fascinating to learn more and more details about this disparate collection of beings, and to see how their comfort level around...

  • Review: Graduation Day The Testing, #3

    Graduation Day is the third and final book in Joelle Charbonneau’s The Testing series. It’s always bittersweet when a beloved series comes to an end, especially when you are not ready for such an ending. The events of the third book follow the same path...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews A. Katie Rose

    Hi A. Katie Rose. Thanks for joining us on Night Owl Reviews. Please share with us something about your book "Under the Wolf's Shadow". The climactic wrap up of the "Saga of the Black Wolf" series. Raine must enter hell in order to free his wolf god sire....

  • Review: Vendetta A Deadly Curiosities Novel, #2

    “Vendetta” by Gail Z. Martin is an action-filled and imaginative story that features many remarkable creatures who function in a world that the local humans are often oblivious to. The blend of pragmatic and arcane in Charleston, South Carolina provides...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Gail Z. Martin

    Hi Gail! Thanks for joining us here on Night Owl Reviews. Please tell us a bit about "The Shadowed Path". It's the first return to my world of The Summoner and my Chronicles of the Necromancer series in five years, with a look at the story behind warrior/brigand...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Bob Proehl

    Great to have you on Bob. Please tell us what your book "A Hundred Thousand Worlds" is about. A single mother and her nine year old son traveling cross country visiting a series of comic book conventions. The book is about the bond between a mother and...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Lena North

    Hi Lena. Thanks for joining us today. Please tell us about your latest book, "Runes of Fate". What's your book about? Runes of Fate blends a classic murder mystery with everyday life in a Viking village, but it's also a story about freedom, and wanting...

  • Review: Pool of Crimson The Blushing Death #1

    "A Pool of Crimson" is the first book in The Blushing Death series. It’s quite an attention grabber that will keep you turning the pages. If you like werewolves, vampires, demons, ghosts, spirits and magic you have come to the right place for a good paranormal...

  • Review: The Map of Bones The Fire Sermon, #2

    “The Map of Bones” is the second book in “The Fire Sermon” series. Cass is a very relatable character. Even though she has visions that are debilitating, she is a normal girl who is not only trying to survive her harsh environment but also incredible...

  • Review: Independent Study The Testing, #2

    Independent Study is the second book in Joelle Charbonneau’s The Testing series. It’s my pleasure to report that this is no sophomore slump story. In fact, I enjoyed this storyline better than the first book because there was no time wasted on being slowly...

  • Review: The Hidden Oracle The Trials of Apollo, #1

    Alright, so I should have known that this was another spin off. Ya - shoot me. This is the first book in The Trials of Apollo series, but it doesn’t stand alone. So luckily my 11 year old had already read the other books by Rick Riordan and loved them,...

  • Review: Valdemar: The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy

    I fell in love with this author’s Valdemar series several decades ago. This was fantasy that intrigued me, combining a well-built world with magic and the fascination of horse-type beings who were wise and able to communicate with their special partners....

  • Review: The Complete Double Dead

    It's zombies vs. vampires vs. bad guys vs. food in this tale of horror from start to finish! Mr. Wendig does an excellent job capturing and sustaining the reader's attention. When it comes to irony Wendig piles it on from scene to scene whether it's a...

  • Review: Spear of Light The Glittering Edge, #2

    While The Glittering Edge, #1 was all about travel and integrating with the machines, The Glittering Edge #2 is more about relationships. Chrystal was a favorite character of mine in the first book, but she didn't appear much in this second one. The "second...

  • Review: Chaos Choreography An Incryptid Novel, #5

    This is such a fun series, not just because of the breadth of imagination that blends real-life situations with remarkably outlandish creatures in a unique urban fantasy. Those who follow these stories are already familiar with beloved characters such...

  • Review: The Drafter The Peri Reed Chronicles, #1

    I am a huge fan of Kim Harrison. While, I have not finished the Hollows series (yet!), that series got me into Urban Fantasy. I will be forever grateful for that. This book has gotten A LOT of mixed reviews, and I think the problem is that it veers sooo...

  • Review: Daughter of Albion A Novel of Ancient Britain

    This book kept looking at me on the list so I decided to get it so it would leave me alone. And what I found was a take it or leave it book. The pacing of this story was pretty fast and it didn't take long to get to the end. There are no stagnate places...

  • Review: Duskfall Chaos Queen, #1

    Duskfall is the Borne Identity for the fantasy crowd! In this breathtaking fantasy three lives intertwine in an adventure for the ages. This story is full of wonderful characters that leap off the page and a story that is weaved with everything from demons...

  • Review: Marked Sequel to Tracked

    OMG OMG OMG!! How I haven't read this series before now is beyond me!! Book one is Tracked and Marked is the sequel. The covers are not the greatest, if you ask me, but I'm a diehard fan of this series now!!! Marked has got to be one of the best YA books...

  • Review: Wishing Day Book 1

    I wanted to love this book so much! But the story was just all over the place. Nothing really seemed to have an order and the story was just so confusing because of it. “Wishing Day” started out so charming with a premise that sounded so cute and interesting....

  • Review: Contact

    “Contact” is about a girl named Mira who has tried to commit suicide twice because of the grief that comes along with her gift of being able to read other people’s psyches upon skin contact. While dealing with that her father and his company is under...

  • Review: From a Drood to a Kill A Secret Histories Novel, #9

    From a Drood to a Kill is another novel in the secret histories series by Simon R Green. The series is a continuation of the amazing adventures of Eddie Drood, part of a lineage of family that keeps humanity safe from the "dark, demonic, and downright...

  • Review: Dance of the Bones Beaumont and Walker, #22

    What a great read! Ms. Jance's talents for research and storytelling coalesce into a timely tale of murder, greed, and history. She utilizes her suspense storytelling skills to deliver a stellar murder mystery by uniting the talents of two outstanding...

  • Review: Otherworld Secrets: An Anthology An Otherworld Novel

    One of my favorite collections of paranormal stories is the ‘Otherworld’ series by this author. I am fascinated by the interactions of the various characters, including the thought-provoking idea of a female alpha who became a werewolf because she was...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Falguni Kothari

    Hi Falguni Kothari! It's awesome to have you over. First off, what's your latest release? My Last Love Story What's your book about? A logline of my book would read like this: Three friends. Two promises. One unforgettable love story. My Last Love Story...

  • Review: Forbidden

    I have read every one of the original Sazi series by C.T. Adams (Cat Adams & Cathy Clamp). While Forbidden is a continuation of the series, its focus is of a how the Sazi works. Forbidden's focus is Luna Lake and how all the different Sazi live together,...

  • Review: King's Folly The Kinsman Chronicles

    I am torn with King's Folly. Although the book was good I had some issues with it. First off I felt confused through the first part, but I ended up loving it once I read it a few times (lol). That being said this author is amazing! Jill Williamson has...

  • Review: The Prison in Antares Dead Enders, #2

    Mike Resnick provides an excellent read along with good and (at times) unexpected plot twists. His characterizations makes a reader empathetic to some of the characters' trials and tribulations. This is an excellent serial book in that the plot flows...

  • Review: Anthology I: A Collection of 8 Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

    A buffet of science fiction tales in this Anthology 1 offers readers the opportunity to check out new authors without harming their pocketbook! There are several robot-type tales along with a mix of fantasy stories. Some tug the heartstrings more than...

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The Dastardly Miss Lizzie by Viola Carr

Dr. Eliza Jekyll must turn to her dark side, Miss Lizzie Hyde, to stop a madman who’s targeting London’s most important scientists and sorcerers, terrorizing the city with dark magic, in this third Electric Empire novel—a dazzlingly original steampunk fantasy set in the gritty world of alternate Victorian London, with echoes of H. G. Wells’s classic, The Time Machine.

Being two people in one body isn’t easy. Metropolitan Police crime scene physician Eliza Jekyll is trying to maintain a semblance of control, even as her rebellious second self, Lizzie, grows increasingly wild—threatening the respectable Eliza’s reputation and her marriage to Remy Lafayette, the Royal Society investigator and occasional lycanthrope. With England on the brink of war, Remy’s away in sorcery-riddled Paris on a secretive mission that grows ever more sinister. Has he been an enemy agent all along? Or is coping with her secret divided self finally driving Eliza mad?

Eliza needs her mind clear and sharp if she’s to catch an evil genius who is killing eminent scientists. The chase uncovers a murky world of forbidden books, secret laboratories, and a cabal of fanatical inventors whose work could change the world—or destroy it—and who may hold answers to Eliza’s mysterious past.

As sorcery-wielding terrorists attack London, Eliza discovers her own enemies are closing in, driving her to desperate measures—enlisting the aid of the wily, resourceful, mercurial Lizzie—to thwart the killer. But Lizzie’s got her own life now, and true to her nature, will resort to the devious and diabolical to keep it. Even if it means throwing Eliza to the wolves, and letting the world burn. . . .