Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Diabolical Miss Hyde: An Electric Empire Novel by Viola Carr

Publisher: Harper Voyager
Date published: 02/10/2015
ISBN: 9780062363084
Fiction, Science Fiction / Steampunk

Reviewed by Gabrielle (meingee@yahoo.com)
Weblink: http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062363084/the-diabolical-miss-hyde
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 3.5 Hearts

One of my favorite stories is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This book gives readers an interesting version of that story. I was intrigued and more than a little interested in this story. It seems that Dr. Eliza Jekyll is the daughter of the infamous doctor and she has inherited the curse that her father was laden with. 

In this tale Eliza and her partner are trying to solve the latest crimes in an alternate nineteenth century England. Captain Remy Lafayette has been sent to town to assist Eliza in the investigation. There is chemistry between the two but is it Eliza or Lizzy that wants the captain? Can they solve the crimes before it is too late and is the Captain really there to help or has Eliza being looked at herself? As Eliza is trying to figure out just who is the killer she must deal with Captain Lafayette and the feelings he brings out in her.

Eliza’s story is filled with action and a bit of magic. I enjoyed the glimpse at this magical part of her world and the creatures that come with it. Hopefully there will be future books in which readers will be able to see and explore more from this part of the Eliza’s world.

I also thought that the relationship between Eliza and Lizza was a unique and intriguing one. I enjoyed seeing the difference between the two and how they reacted and communicated.

I was pulled in to a wondrous world full of interesting characters with this book. It has a steam punk feel to it and it moves nicely keeping ones interest.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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