Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cold Stone and Ivy By H. Leighton Dickson|Review

Cold Stone and Ivy
Published by Tyche Books Ltd. on April 19th, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 450
Format: eGalley

Jack the Ripper gave her his heart. Now he wants it back. The year is 1888, the clockwork British Empire is crumbling, and young writer Ivy Savage has literally received a heart in the post. Terrified, her father sends her north to a strange sanitarium in Lancashire where the brilliant but unpredictable “Mad Lord of Lasingstoke” makes his home. Here, Ivy finds the dead are as dangerous as the living, and she is immediately swept into a world of manners, mystery, and supernatural intrigue, uncovering a secret that will lead both her and the Mad Lord back to London and the dark streets of Whitechapel.

My Thoughts

NetGalley Review
Victorian London. Automatons. Mysterious murders. What more could you possibly ask for? This steampunk and supernatural story will sure leave you on the edge of your seat. Immediately, you are transported back in time. Dickson’s diction creates vivid imagery and curious characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the snippets from Ivy’s story and newspaper articles woven in throughout the book. Very rarely do the readers actually get to see a fictional character’s work, especially if they are a writer. This creatively crafted tale surprised me, far exceeding my expectations. I curious to find out what awaits Ivy in her next mystery.

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