Published by Swoon Reads on January 1st 1970
Jane Austen meets X-Men in this gripping and adventure-filled paranormal romance set in Victorian London.
England, 1882. Evelyn is bored with society and its expectations. So when her beloved sister, Rose, mysteriously vanishes, she ignores her parents and travels to London to find her, accompanied by the dashing Mr. Kent. But they’re not the only ones looking for Rose. The reclusive, young gentleman Sebastian Braddock is also searching for her, claiming that both sisters have special healing powers. Evelyn is convinced that Sebastian must be mad, until she discovers that his strange tales of extraordinary people are true—and that her sister is in graver danger than she feared.
PEOPLE! PEOPLE OF THIS PLANET EARTH! I HAVE A MESSAGE FROM A FANGIRLING GABI! THIS BOOK…THIS FREAKING BOOK…PEOPLE SORRY WAIT TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES. STAND BY.
I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH! EASILY IS GOING TO GO ON MY FAVORITES LIST OF 2016! The story, the characters, the freaking romance was so amazing and just eye opening that I just can’t make my thoughts into words. Ok going to be honest with you people, it has been two months since I have read this book. Two months and my fangirling stage is not over yet. I don’t think it’ll ever be. But before I go into the details of this book I just want to say that right now I have no clue whatsoever if there is going to be a second book…but there has to be one right? This can not be a standalone! I don’t think I’ll survive not knowing what happens next! At least gimme a novella. Change the ABBA lyrics to “Gimme gimme gimee a novella after midnight” if you need to!
First lets discuss my personal favorite part of this book. THE CHARACTERS! Right off the bat these characters reminded me a lot of the characters from both Something Strange and Deadly and Girl in the Steel Corset (two of my favorite historical fictions) Evelyn was a very strange character in a lack of better words. At first I didn’t how I felt towards her. I knew she effing kick-ass, I just didn’t know if I liked this kick-assery, but after I got to know her I released…wow she is awesome…and so stupid. CANNOT YOU COMPREHEND WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE! THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME AND YOU THINK YOU ARE A NORMAL HUMAN NAH AH GIRLFRIEND! Sorry got ahead of myself there.
Now our two male leads. Mr. Kent and Mr. Braddock. You know me I am all up on these fictional bad boys so of course Mr. Braddock is on my fictional boyfriend list. I love that kid so darn much. What is it with me and mysterious men anyways? Mr. Kent is amazing, handsome, funny, an open book, BUT he is not on my fictional boyfriend list. Let’s talk about the sister for a quick second. I haven’t read that many books where the sister is considered “the perfect sister” and it really made my “relationship” with Evelyn stronger because of it. I don’t know it just feels like Rose shouldn’t be considered the “perfect sister” because like the great Hannah Montana once said “NOBODY’S PERFECT!”
The powers, and the doctors really did scare me at some point but it was a good scared. Do you get me? I mean I wanted to be a part of it, but I also wanted to stay in the comfort of my bed and pizza. These types of books do that to you.
All in all guys I really really really REALLY recommend this book! The story was kickass, the characters were badass, and I seriously cannot freaking wait till this book comes out so YOU guys can read it! If you did read it, or if you are from the future tell me what you thought of it! Would love to hear what you have to say!