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...
|Title||:||European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman|
|Number of Pages||:||720 pages|
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European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman Reviews
I wasn't as interested in this story as I was in the original story, maybe because I wasn't as familiar with the supporting cast ((view spoiler)[I haven't read the stories of VanHelsing or much about Dracula (hide spoiler)]). That said, I still enjoyed the story...and the setup for book 3! I can't wait to go to book 3. The intrigue setup in this book about the powers of mesmerism were pretty fun, though the main problem seemed solved too easily, for all the setup. I think this book was doing a l ...more
This was a really fun read.
I find it difficult to rate this book. It was almost twice as long as the previous entry in the series, yet it feels to me that less actually happened in it. And the parts that were interesting, such as (view spoiler)[Alice's manifestation of abilities (hide spoiler)] were dwarfed by seemingly-endless meandering plot threads that were mostly irrelevant, like that of the theft of the telegram from Catherine's luggage. Much of the action seemingly had no stakes or consequences. Mary, Diana, Justin ...more
“I stop listening when academics start mixing their Greek and Latin roots, that never leads anywhere productive.”
Theodora Goss you excel at finding, and creating, remarkable historic female characters. They are unique, usually harmonious, and a pleasure to spend time with.
Which is fortunate as it was a very long journey and short on action.
The leisurely pace is redeemed
through the sheer novelty of bringing together Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Frankenstein and making them secondary characters! ...more
'European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club)' is one of the best books to debut this summer of 2018!! I was absolutely immersed into the story of the Athena Club and their quest to save Lucinda Van Helsing from her father's experiment to make her a vampire. If you love the Gothic stories of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Moreau, Count Dracula, Rappacini, and Sherlock Holmes.. this is a MUST read series!! The author has fleshed out all o ...more
Well that took [looks at calendar] literally three weeks. And not even because I spent a lot of time actually reading the book because oh boy did my skimming skills get put to use here, but more because I just could not bring myself to keep picking it back up. I finally powered through the last 30% last night because I just couldn't stand it anymore. Anyway, I gave it two stars in the most 'A for effort' rating that I have ever doled out because while it was the most boring thing ever, it did no ...more
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
A variation on the same plot happens three times in this book. Heroines go to a foreign place. Food (especially pastries) and clothing and architecture are described to a ridiculous degree. Heroines are threatened/abducted/in need of aid. A very wily female character comes to their rescue (with her household of other helpful characters). Bad guys are not defeated but merely delayed. Rinse, repeat.
Some serials fall into the trap of having to come up with a Bigger Baddie with every installment as ...more