Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Dark Victorian: Bones by Elizabeth Watasin
Author: Elizabeth Watasin
Publication Date: January 23, 2013
Length: about 348 (ebook)
Warning: This is a review of the second book in the series, and may therefore contain spoilers from the first book. You can see my review of the first book here.
Bones picks up right where Risen left off. Right after solving their first case together, Art and Jim start searching for a black arts surgeon who is stealing the bones and organs of healthy, poor people to transplant into wealthy people with various diseases and disfigurements. As the surgeon searches for the skeleton of a woman over 6 feet tall, Art herself is in danger as they hurry to solve the case.
I loved the first book in this series, and I loved this one even more. It felt like it just had more of everything, in the best possible way. More of Art untangling her past, more of her relationship with Helia (and the other somewhat mysterious ladies in her life), and more of Victorian-era lesbians!
The story of the Bone Stealer is engrossing, the character development is satisfying yet simultaneously makes me want more more more, and the writing is absolutely gorgeous.
Oh and guess what! This blog is totally quoted in the critical acclaim section at the beginning!! *positively faints with excitement*
Full disclosure: I received a free ebook copy of this book from the author.