Thursday, February 19, 2015

Spotlight + Review: The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr

The Diabolical Miss Hyde
By Viola Carr

The Diabolical Miss Hyde: 
In an electric-powered Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with inventive new technological gadgets. Now, a new killer is splattering London in blood, drugging beautiful women and slicing off their limbs. Catching The Slicer will make Eliza’s career – or get her burned. Because Eliza has a dark secret. A seductive second self, set free by her father’s forbidden magical elixir: wild, impulsive Lizzie Hyde.

When the Royal Society send their Enforcer, the mercurial Captain Lafayette, to prove she’s a sorcerer, Eliza must resist the elixir with all her power. But as the Slicer case draws her into London’s luminous magical underworld, Eliza will need all the help she can get. Even if it means getting close to Lafayette, who harbors an evil curse of his own. Even if it means risking everything and setting vengeful Lizzie free …

My thoughts:

I haven't finished the book, because I have been under the weather the past couple of the days. I don't think it would be a good idea to read while under the influence of NyQuil. However, I'm willing to share a few of my thoughts as I have gotten to them. First off, The Diabolical Miss Hyde is definitely an interesting take on the old Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde story. Not only that we also see other monsters that we would recognize from other horror stories. As far as I have gotten I actually really like Lizzie Hyde, because she's so brash and dark. At the same time you see that she does care a little for Eliza. While Eliza wants to keep Lizzie locked up, because her wild impulsive ways. That's all I have for right now. I'm sorry, it's not more, because I'm about ready to take more meds. I hope to be better enough to get the rest of the book done and more to this review. 

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Viola Carr Bio:

Viola Carr 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. She loves history, and pops down to London’s many historical sites whenever she gets the chance.  She likes steampunk, and thought it would be cool to investigate wacky crimes with crazy gadgets…just so long as her heroine was the creator of said wacky gadgets: a tinkerer, edgy, with a dash of mad scientist. Readers can follow her on twitter at @viola_carr  and online at

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