In the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter, Mary Jekyll and the rest of the daughters of literatures mad scientists embark on a madcap adventure across Europe to rescue another monstrous girl and stop the Alchemical Societys nefarious plans once and for all.Mary Jekylls life has been peaceful since she helped Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the Whitechapel Murders. Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, Justine Frankenstein, and Marys 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 P...
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European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman Reviews
I’ve rounded up. Maybe 3.5 stars? Hard to rate because I have mixed feelings. I enjoyed the premise and characters. The writing is fun and some of the asides are funny. Sometimes, though, I tired of the snippy remarks and sometimes I was just tired of the longwindedness. So I did finish it and will probably read the next book- it ends on a note that clearly means there will be another- but I hope it will be no more than 400 pages!
This is a review for book #2 of the Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club series, so there's spoilers for the first book. If you're thinking of getting into the series, check out my review of book #1, The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter!
European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman picks up where the last book left off: the Athena Club has gotten a request to help the missing Lucinda Van Hellsing. They must set off from London and make their way across the Austro-Hungarian Empire ...more
European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman is Theodora Goss’ second novel featuring the members of the Athena Club - Mary Jekyll, Diana Hyde, Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein, all the female creations of men of science, members of the secretive organisation the Société des Alchimistes. The monstrous gentlewomen have a new mission - a journey to the Continent, to rescue if they can another woman they feel is by nature a member of their unusual club, Lucinda Van H ...more
This Victorian-era fantasy brings together a valiant group of women who are the results of mens’ scientific experiments: men like Dr. Moreau, Dr. Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and others. In this worthy but long-winded sequel to The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, this group of women head to Europe to try to rescue a young woman, Lucinda van Helsing, who’s been kidnapped and may be in grave danger.
It’s got a great cast of characters, and some fun new ones join the story. But this book is re ...more
More of the same and that’s good.
World: The world building is pretty great, it’s one of the best things from the last book. I’m a sucker for taking established literary characters and playing with them in fun new ways (sometimes they turn out great sometimes not so much). Here, the world building is solid, Goss has a strong understanding of these characters and then plays with their backstory to make it unique and fun. I love that travelling aspect of this book as staying in London would have b ...more
European Travel for the Mostrous Gentlewoman was preposterous, contrived, way too long, shamefully propagandistic, and not the sort of book that respectable people should be caught anywhere near. And I loved it.
The book is not as tightly plotted as The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, but it has the same approach to its subject matter, which is to create an absolutely ridiculous story out of bits and pieces of Victorian novels (most of which take themselves way to seriously) and never f ...more
I really enjoyed this, as I did the first one. The level of intrigue and all twists and turns was masterful, as was the introduction of more characters from fiction and history. I really like the writing style, too, with the interruptions by the characters to correct, or complain about, the way they are being portrayed, and I love that the heroes are all heroines :)
However, if the system here allowed for half stars I would have only given four and a half, rather than five. Why? Some of the langu ...more