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Author: Colleen Gleason
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Chronicle Books
After the Affair of the Clockwork Scarab, Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes are eager to help Princess Alix with a new case. Seventeen-year-old Willa Aston is obsessed with spiritual mediums, convinced she is speaking with her mother from beyond the grave. What seems like a case of spiritualist fraud quickly devolves into something far more menacing: someone is trying to make Willa "appear lunatic," using an innocent-looking spiritglass to control her. The list of clues piles up: an unexpected murder, a gang of pickpockets, and the return of vampires to London. But are these events connected? As Uncle Sherlock would say, "there are no coincidences." It will take all of Mina's wit and Evaline's muscle to keep London's sinister underground at bay.
Contrary to my struggle to suspend my disbelief while reading the first book, I did enjoy it. It was interesting and fun, it was different. It showcased two rather similar but different young women trying to solve problems while struggling with their weaknesses (stubbornness, more often than not). And so I'm looking forward to reading more.