• Review: Recruits Recruits, #1

    I really wanted to like “Recruits”. The premise was very interesting but the writing just didn't work for me. The teens are eighteen years old. So for me, I think this should have been written as a high young adult to even new adult, but the way the story...

  • Review: The Burning Page The Invisible Library Novel, #3

    “The Burning Page” by Genevieve Cogman is a wonderful whirlwind ride through alternate worlds and risky situations linked by a reverence for the printed word. I love the way elements of history and fictitious characters are tweaked and melded in these...

  • Review: The Holver Alley Crew Streets of Maradaine, #1

    "The Holver Alley Crew" is an Urban Fantasy about The Rynax brothers, who want to get on the straight and narrow and decide to open up a legitimate shop, but a great fire happens, ruining their hopes, dreams and future and they have to go back to their...

  • Review: Black City Demon

    I love the roaring 20's so when “Black City Demon” popped up for review I just had to grab it. This is a fast-paced world with shapeshifters, dragons, paranormal detectives, and more all tied together with the realm of the Feirie. I have to say that this...

  • Review: The Invisible Library The Invisible Library Novel, #1

    What bibliophile could resist a story that features Librarians as intrepid explorers and protectors of unique printed works of fiction? I love that there is a special Language that is used for all kinds of remarkable functions and that there are multiple...

  • Review: The Masked City The Invisible Library Novel, #2

    “The Masked City” by Genevieve Cogman is another foray into a fantastical set of worlds that represent the ongoing struggle between order and chaos. I am fascinated by the visual representations of the extremes, as reflected in the Fae vs. dragon conflict,...

  • Review: Silence Fallen A Mercy Thompson Novel, #10

    Mercy is great and I love reading about her adventures. There is always something going on with her and her pack of wolves. When she goes out to get more supplies to make chocolate chip cookies she gets severely beaten and then kidnapped. When she wakes...

  • Review: Gardenia

    For me the cover to this one says it all. I was so excited to read this story about a girl who knew how long everyone had to live. It sounded exciting and wondrous but what I found was a slow story with almost no real direction. I ended up putting it...

  • Review: The Game Begins: An Introduction R. Caine High School Book 1

    Author Victoria Danann is at it again! This enchanting book is the beginning of a tale about the Gods of Old, their devious games, and the innocent children who are caught up in their shenanigans. It’s the brilliant start to her new Young Adult series....

  • Review: Dreamweaver Dreamwalker, #3

    Jessica Drake is one of the last Dream Walkers. Centuries ago, the Shadow began a campaign to eradicate all Dream Walkers and since that time they have continued their search, but somehow Jessica slipped through the cracks. Now that they know about her,...

  • Review: Battle Hill Bolero A Bone Street Rumba Novel, #3

    This was an exciting and fast paced end to the Bone Street Rumba trilogy. There is so much going on I'm not even sure how to sum it up for a review. This is definitely not a book that should be read as a standalone. The gang's all back and at war with...

  • Review: Hungry Ghosts Eric Carter #3

    Hungry Ghosts is the exciting, dark and sometimes bloody, third installment of the Eric Carter series. This book could be read as a standalone but shouldn't because it contains massive spoilers for books one and two. Eric is trying to avenge his sister's...

  • Review: Silverwolf Rowankind, #2

    “Silverwolf” is a fantasy with history added. It’s also the second book in the Rowankind series. This book comes after “Winterwood”. I would suggest you read Winterwood first. Silverwolf's world is like ours. The difference is our world doesn't have magic...

  • Review: Children of Earth and Sky

    “Children of Earth and Sky” by Guy Gavriel Kay is one of those books I am really reluctant to pick up because I know it’s going to take some effort to work my way through it. The sheer cast of characters is always daunting to me, because I have to learn...

  • Review: Closer to the Chest Valdemar: The Herald Spy, #3

    “Closer to the Chest” by Mercedes Lackey provides a glimpse of Mags and Amily’s relationship and the way they have become integrated in their roles as Heralds with special duties. It is an interesting glimpse of the insidious effects of bullying and misogyny...

  • Review: Lost in Wonderland The Twisted and the Brave Book 1

    To be totally honest, this novel took my by complete surprise. It’s intriguing, enchanting, and gave me a whole new view on the mythos of Wonderland. It moves very smoothly, switching from Wonderland to the real world and back again with ease. It also...

  • Review: Winter Halo An Outcast Novel, #2

    In this fast paced second installment of The Outcast series, Tiger is still working to save Central’s children. With the help of some new allies she ends up going undercover at Winter Halo, a pharmaceutical company whose research arm appears to be involved...

  • Review: A Season of Spells A Noctis Magicae Novel, #3

    I enjoyed this book. It has magic, mystery, mayhem and escaped prisoners all in a bundle. This is sure to keep you glued to the novel, but only if you don't mind historical settings. The setting is very much into respectability and manners, so be aware...

  • Review: The Operator The Peri Reed Chronicles, #2

    "The Operator" is the second book in Harrison's new series, The Peri Reed Chronicles. Peri just wants to live her life without Opti, and without anyone trying to use her for her drafting abilities. She still can't remember the last three years. She has...

  • Review: The Vampire Book of the Month Club

    "The Vampire Book of the Month Club" is about Nora Falcon, a seventeen-year-old bestselling author of the vampire series, "Better off Bled". At a book-signing, a hot stranger approaches her and we later find out that he’s a vampire. A vampire who wants...

  • Review: The Ghoul Vendetta A SPI Files Novel, #4

    Jump into a world where things aren’t always as they seem and you might not be either. This paranormal story is full of adventure, intrigue and fun. Located in NYC is an organization run by a dragon. If you can imagine the mythical creature, you will...

  • Review: Sun Born Book Two of the Morning Star Trilogy / North America's Forgotten Past

    “Sun Born” by W. Michael & Kathleen O’Neal Gear is the second book in the Morning Star series featuring the Cahokia Mounds people. This sequel features Lady Night Shadow Star (sister to the human body of Morning Star), facing what might be her toughest...

  • Review: Hellknight Pathfinder Tales

    I love reading fantasy novels – especially the kind that have cool techie gadgets included in the story. With the novel "Hellknight" by Liane Merciel, readers are in for an adventurous and suspenseful story of a ruthless killer bent on revenge, and the...

  • Review: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal

    This book takes reading a comic book to a much higher level. It’s creative and imaginative with characters. Talking pigs and elves help in the battle between two mad scientists battling between good and evil. The illustrations are outstanding and action...

  • Review: The Catcher's Trap

    The Catcher’s Trap is about Andres, a lonely guy, who follows a stranger and his friends to a party where he’s kidnapped. He’s taken to a new dimension that looks and feels like hell itself. When I finally turned that last page, the first word that came...

  • Review: Dreadnought Nemesis - Book One

    Our main character in “Dreadnought” is Danny. She is a Trans character. She ends up with powers when the famous Dreadnought dies in front of her. She is then the superhero! This was a great little book that packs one giant punch. That anyone no matter...

  • Review: Pocket Full of Tinder A Noon Onyx Novel, #4

    I have reviewed the first three books in the Noon Onyx series and have enjoyed everyone. “Pocket Full of Tinder” does not disappoint. It has all that I have come to expect from Ms. Archer. Get ready for some action, character building, friends (what’s...

  • Review: The Feast of All Souls

    This isn't your normal ghost story. It starts out that way but boy, does it go in another direction. The author gives you everything that keeps the reader connected, fast pace, lots of action, characters that are a bit odd and terror. When Alice loses...

  • Review: The Dead Seekers A Dead Seekers Novel, #1

    “The Dead Seekers”by Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee is an awesome and wonderful read. These two authors made this a quick and easy read with no complicated world building to keep up with. Still they were able to make a vivid world. The Hendee team makes...

  • Review: Chameleon Assassin Chameleon Assassin Series Book 1

    Once again, author BR Kingsolver has created a world that is rugged, violent, and vastly intriguing. As a fan of her Telepathic Clans series, I knew this would be a great read, and I was not wrong. Ms. Kingsolver tells a tale of a broken-down society,...

  • Review: Dragon Wizard

    “Dragon Wizard” by S. Andrew Swann is a fun and wacky story with plenty of odd occurrences and tongue-in-cheek humor. The role reversal and gender swapping that results in Frank Blackthorne occupying his princess wife’s body and her residing in a dragon...

  • Review: Rebel A Vicky Peterwald Novel, #3

    “Vicky Peterwald: Rebel” by Mike Shepherd continues the saga of a woman who is learning so much about herself and those around her. I think it is my favorite of the series because I can finally see Vicky thinking for herself and doing things the way she...

  • Review: Five Stories High One House, Five Hauntings, Five Chilling Stories

    The book brings the reader five eerie and haunting tales all with the same setting, a five story Georgian mansion. This mansion used to be a grand place but through time it has started to deteriorate. It has been converted into five apartments. Many have...

  • Review: Flicker and Mist

    The idea of people who could become invisible was a very neat concept. I was drawn in by the story but soon found out that it was not really for me. The descriptions of their world and the animals that lived there were not enough to paint a vivid picture....

  • Review: The Graveyard Apartment

    This is the story of a young family who moves into a new apartment that is surrounded by a graveyard, a crematorium and a temple. The price is right so they are still looking forward to their new home. Immediately upon moving in strange things start to...

  • Review: Pirate's Prophecy Pathfinder Tales

    I so love reading the Pathfinder Tales stories. This installment, "Pirate’s Prophecy" by Chris A. Jackson, was really enjoyable. It was hard for me to put this book down! I loved it! And as I read this story, I thought, Wow, the author really knows his...

  • Review: Flameout A Souls of Fire Novel, #3

    “Flameout” by Keri Arthur continues a unique saga about a world that contains phoenixes, vampires, and mad scientists. I am always fascinated to get immersed into this author’s version of phoenixes although I am frustrated about the relationships in the...

  • Review: Thunder Moon Rising Deadlands, #2

    This isn't the Wild West, it's the weird west. The author not only gives you the gunfighters of the west in Arizona territory but you get scientists that are on the edge of reality and then we get the un -explainable evil forces that exist everywhere....

  • Review: The Book of Phoenix

    “The Book of Phoenix” is an intense read. Phoenix starts out as an innocent, ignorant girl in a woman's body. Although she is well read and intelligent she is content at first to do what she is told, even when it hurts her. When she does go out into the...

  • Review: Drowned Worlds

    Jonathan Strahan, editor, has compiled an interesting collection of stories that describe drowned worlds-where the oceans have risen to catastrophic depths causing mankind to change how we live and survive. This is a subject we all wonder about, What...

  • Review: The Twenty-Sided Sorceress Volume 1 The Twenty-Sided Sorceress, #1

    This is the nerdster book of all time! Talk about being nerdy! If you love paranormal romance/action/adventure, this book is up your alley. The plot is complex, the action is fast-paced at times, many references to: comics, Star Wars, D&D, etc. So, if...

  • Review: The Family Plot

    Chilling, spooky, and spine tingling! At one point in my life, horror and Gothic novels made up nearly half of my reading material. As horror novels began to rely more on blood, gore, and violence and put less emphasis on creating an ominous atmosphere,...

  • Review: Assassin's Creed Heresy

    So many thanks to Night Owl Reviews for the ARC of this wonderful book! I really can't wait for the movie based on these book to come out! HAHA, as I'm writing this the trailer is playing! This is kind of cool! I read “Assassin's Creed Heresy” in one...

  • Review: The Queen of Blood The Queens of Renthia, #1

    The setting of this book was just breathtaking and I wish there were real places like this. Where the trees are big enough you can build entire cities within their branches. The world of Aratay is a place where every town, city and village is built on...

  • Review: The Bloodsworn A Bloodbound Novel, #3

    “The Bloodsworn” by Erin Lindsey has plenty of twists and turns and breathtaking action to keep one enthralled. There are multiple threads that have been spun over the course of the trilogy and most of them are tied off nicely, although a few of the conflicts...

  • Review: Drop Dead Demons The Divinicus Nex Chronicles, #2

    Once again I cannot sing the praises enough of these two mother, daughter writing duo. Book two of The Divinicus Nex Chronicles has my all time fave main characters, has Aurora and the Hex Boys battling more demons.

  • Review: Ageless

    I loved reading “Ageless”. For the most part I was reminded of the “Age of Adeline”. Alessandra has had to deal with so much crap it makes you wonder, would you love to not age? Most people think that's what they want, but Alessandra lives with it and...

  • Review: Conjuror Orion Chronicles, #1

    Remy is descended from a long line of conjurors who have used their special supernatural abilities to alter reality. The 17-year-old’s family has paid a high price for this awesome gift. Both his mother and aunt have been killed by those who oppose the...

  • Review: From a High Tower An Elemental Masters Novel, #10

    “From a High Tower” by Mercedes Lackey is an inventive mélange of fantasy and reality, in keeping with the other stories in this series. I love this homage to the Wild West touring shows, with a nod to a writer popular in Germany and his concept of the...

  • Review: Otherworld Chills An Otherworld Novel

    “Otherworld Chllls” by Kelley Armstrong is an anthology of seven stories that tie together the various threads of the Otherworld universe, starting with “Brazen” that focuses on the search for the evil Malcolm Danvers. Hope the half demon stars in “Chaotic”...

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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. . . .

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