The Devious Dr. Jekyll: An Electric Empire Novel

The Devious Dr. Jekyll: An Electric Empire Novel

by Viola Carr


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ISBN-13: 9780062363107
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Series: Electric Empire Novels Series , #2
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 716,158
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Viola Carr is the author of the Electric Empire trilogy. She was born in Australia, but wandered into darkest London one foggy October evening and never found her way out. She now devours countless history books and dictates fantastical novels by gaslight, accompanied by classical music and the snoring of her slumbering cat.

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The Devious Dr. Jekyll: An Electric Empire Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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InvestedIvana More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Electric Empire series by Viola Carr takes us on another wild ride in alternative Victorian England involving multiple murders, political uprisings, regicide, black magic, and so much more! Another fun adventure from Viola Carr! I absolutely fell in love with The Diabolical Miss Hyde when I read it last year, and I’ve been dying to read Book 2 since it came out in October. Book 2 is crazier and more outrageous than the first. Just a couple of small nitpicks to note: Lizzy and Eliza are perhaps going a little mad this time around, possibly from the mix of chemicals each takes in an attempt to silence the other. Therefore, the language gets a little “stream-of-consciousness” at times, particularly with Lizzy. It can be a bit disorienting and hard to follow–which was likely the intent to convey a sense of madness, but it does make the pace of the novel seem frantic. Also, I noticed that much of what Eliza did had no impact on the solving of the cases. She either had an erroneous theory or just happened to be in the right place at the right time to discover the identity of the murder. I don’t remember whether this happened in the first book or not–I didn’t notice it if it did. But it would be nice to see Eliza more instrumental in the solving of cases, since she is trying to be a strong, independent woman. It seems like Eliza and Lizzy get caught by the bad guys a lot in this book. Several times Eliza states she can handle herself without the need of a man to rescue her; yet, over and over a man needs to come rescue her when she gets in a sticky situation. If I were Remy, I think I’d put a tail on Eliza, too, with how often she gets into trouble. Again, it would be nice to see them both be the capable, independent women they aspire to be. Despite these details, I really enjoyed the book. Personally, Eliza is battling her infatuation with Mr. Todd, her growing attraction to Remy, and her desire to be recognized as an independent and capable female forensic physician. Lizzy is battling her jealousy of Eliza and her own lack of self-esteem. Professionally, there are several murders to solve and a political coup in the works, one which threatens Remy and Eliza’s life. Tensions really ratchet up in this novel, which makes the wait for Book 3 excruciating!