Monday, October 27, 2014
Review: The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes #1) by Colleen Gleason
Summary from Goodreads:
Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you’re the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And when two society girls go missing, there’s no one more qualified to investigate.
Now fierce Evaline and logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, navigate the advances of not just one but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve murder with only one clue: a strange Egyptian scarab. The stakes are high. If Stoker and Holmes don’t unravel why the belles of London society are in such danger, they’ll become the next victims.
I enjoyed this novel, mainly because I haven't seen something like this before (however I bet it has been done before).
My favorite chapters were Mina's, because she would deduce things like Sherlock and go through all of the steps. But, I had a hard time getting into this novel, their was way too much expedition and not enough action/sassyness.
Plus there was a character that had an accent that was too hard for me to read a single word he said, lol.
I recommend this book if you like the concept.
Three Stars Out of Five