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European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss.

 

Publisher : Gallery / Saga Press; Reprint edition (April 9, 2019)
Paperback : 736 pages
ISBN-10 : 1481466542

 

Amazon’s Review

 

In the sequel to the Nebula finalist The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Mary Jekyll and the rest of the daughters of mad scientists from literature 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.

 

This is book 2 of a trilogy. The first book hooked me in..called The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter.  I like mysteries and detective murder books pretty much.  This one was different and enjoyable.

When I first read the names of the main characters  (Rappaccini, Moreau, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde it was easy to fall into reading a mystery that used so many names that I recognized! I thought it was very original and although it took me all month to read, it was not the fault of the book.  A lot of the time I didn’t feel well, the floaters in my eyes would not let me read over a 20 or 30 page chapter. Etc.  excuses I know but, you just know that if you read when feeling badly you won’t retain what you read!  sigh.   Now I have book 3 to begin!  Book 3, ” The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl” is a much more “normal sized book” lol.  

I hope if you choose to read these books that you enjoy them!

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