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    Final review first posted on Fantasy Literature I've read several of Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes works in the last few years as well as The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis

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    “The Unfortunate Case of the Gimmicks That Took Over the Story” This was disappointing Hard to see how anyone could write a mash up of so many Victorian “monster” stories and make it boring but that's what Goss has succeeded in doing here The business of having the characters interjecting comments into the narrative wasn't exactly a problem but it didn't really add anything and it was a bit of a distrac

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    35 starsClever and witty in the vein of many Victorian classics but much accessible if not necessarily as sophisticated There's a colorful cast of women based on said classics who are often charming and enjoyable to follow Mary the eponymous Alchemist's Daughter is especially lovely and admirable Her foil and half sister Diana is sometimes one note in her perpetual disagreeableness but always entertaining in her inter

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    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum “That was the first meeting of the Athena Club Readers who remember their classical mythology will immediately realize its significance Athena born from the head of her father Zeus We do not claim the wisdom of Athena but we identify with her dubious parentage”The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter may be the latest in a long line of mashups based off of some of l

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    Ok I'm going to be incredibly enthusiastic here I LOVE THIS BOOKLike I love it SO HARDI LOVE ITI want in this universe I want of this series immediatelyMONSTER GIRLS MONSTER GIRLS WHO LOVE AND PROTECT EACH OTHER AND COME TOGETHER TO STOP A SOCIETY OF MEN WHO TREATED THEM AS INHUMAN LIKE I LOVE THISI mean I could offer criticisms I

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    I have not read a book uite like this which is a delight The writing was clever and uniue considering the author is using

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    In a lot of ways this is a near perfect arrow shot going through the hearts of all the very best penny dreadfuls from Frankenstein to Doctor Moreau Add all the delightful references to Dracula Van Helsing Hyde and even Lamarck and we'

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    a really Interesting read if you love the Classics like Sherlock and mary shelley Frankenstein it's a Great Book that bring

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    Ooooo it’s several classic characters all in one place Mary Jekyll is looking for her father’s old partner the murderous Edward Hyde If she turns him in the reward will solve all her financial woes Instead she finds Hyde’s daughter Diana and a group of other women Beatrice Rappaccini Catherin Moreau and Justine Frankenstein With the help of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson Mary and the others are going to solve the mysteries

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    I'm not sure what to say about this book I liked the premise I enjoyed reading it I liked that it was a story about extraordinary women coming together as sisters It even had Sherlock HolmesBut something about the basic structure of it sort of threw me off The story is punctuated by characters' comments snippets of conversations and observations that happened over the course of the book's creation On the one

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REVIEW Î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ñ Theodora Goss

Ward that would solve all of her immediate financial woesBut her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter Diana a feral child left to be raised by nuns With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson Mary continues her search for the The Strange eBook #186 elusive Hyde and soon befriends women all of whom have bee I have not read a book uite like this which is a delight The writing was clever and uniue considering the author is using well knownloved characters in literature I enjoyed the mystery but was even delighted with the back story of each of the female characters How they lived what they experienced just swept me away to another world My one complaint is there was a lot of editing errors that could have easily been avoided with misspelled words or incorrect words used in the sentence That being said it did not take away from enjoyment of the story itself Think league of extraordinary gentlemen but with female characters Witty clever and a whole lot of fun

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N created through terrifying experimentation Beatrice Rappaccini Catherin Moreau and Justine FrankensteinWhen their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power crazed scientists the horrors of their past return Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrou a really Interesting read if you love the Classics like Sherlock and mary shelley Frankenstein it s a Great Book that brings to life characters that we all think we know from Sherlock to jekyll and hyde to rappaccini s daughterThe plotmystery is interesting solving the Whitechapel Murders but interesting is the origin story of the Athena Club and its monstrous members I am to book two

REVIEW Î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ñ Theodora Goss

Mary Jekyll alone and penniless following her parents’ Case of PDFEPUB #190 death is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde her father’s former friend and a murderer may be nearby and there is a reward for information leading to his capturea re Final review first posted on Fantasy Literature I ve read several of Arthur Conan Doyle s original Sherlock Holmes works in the last few years as well as The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson In my college days not long after the Victorian age I also read Mary Shelley s Frankenstein and HG Wells The Island of Dr Moreau Would it be sacrilege to say that I enjoyed this delightful pastiche and tribute to Holmes and other Victorian era fantasy better than most of the originals What The Strange Case of the Alchemist s Daughter lacks in literary depth it makes up for in humor and accessibilityMary Jekyll daughter of Dr Jekyll who has been gone for many years is facing a penniless life on her own after her mother s death Mary comes across some mysterious papers in her mother s desk that lead her to believe that Mr Hyde may still be around she has no idea he was her father s alter ego The reward for Hyde s capture for his murder of Sir Carew many years ago is very appealing but Mary s not certain whether that the reward is still being offered or who she can trust with her potentially valuable information So she decides to go to 221B Baker Street to enlist the help of Sherlock HolmesOne thing leads to another and gradually we assemble a very appealing and fascinating cast of characters Diana Hyde a wild and irrepressible 14 year old Beatrice Rappaccini from Nathaniel Hawthorne s short story Rappaccini s Daughter with poisonous breath and a burning touch Catherine Moreau a woman with disturbingly cat like ualities and Justine Frankenstein an extremely tall and gentle woman who was assembled to be the bride of Frankenstein all women who might be considered monsters by societyThese young women with the help of Sherlock Holmes and some additional characters it s nice to see a servant play a substantive role in the plot work together to solve a series of creepy murders in which young prostitutes have been found dead with various parts of their bodies missing To make matters worse the murders are tied to a secretive society of scientists the Soci t des Alchimistes to which all of these women have a connection as well The Strange Case of the Alchemist s Daughter is on a higher level faithful to the Victorian era and the works that inspired but takes some intriguing and necessary liberties with the original stories Mary Shelley deliberately misled her readers when she wrote that Dr Frankenstein had destroyed his woman creation before giving it life and Beatrice relates a different ending to Rappachini s Daughter While these women are generally well grounded in Victorian times we see aspects of that society that often don t appear in literature Beatrice supports Votes for Women and Dress Reform Catherine s atheism is counterbalanced by Justine s deep religious faith Diana has been raised by prostitutes and mistrusts men on principle and Mary finds herself wondering how much women could accomplish if they were permitted to wear trousersThese women are a diverse group each with a distinct and memorable personality and unexpected talents Though they ve experienced rejection and cruelty in their lives and some of them even sexual and other types of abuse in the process of working together they find support and friendship They eventually name their group the Athena Club We claim the wisdom of Athena but we identify with her dubious parentage It s refreshing to see these familiar stories through the eyes of the female characters rather than the men who used and mistreated themThe sometimes dark plot of The Strange Case of the Alchemist s Daughter is lightened by the humorous banter between these women especially as in a rather meta feature of the book they continually interrupt Catherine s writing of their story with snarky comments and arguments about how the book is being written These side conversations do sap a little of the tension from the story since it s clear that all of these young women have survived the investigation and are still together but they add a fun and creative twist to the storyThough a part of the mystery is resolved there are lingering uestions about the the Soci t des Alchimistes and another mystery raises its head in the end Here s hoping for many adventures and mysteries for the Athena Club I received a free copy of this book for review from the publisher through NetGalley Thanks