In the gleaming heights of Victorian London, a world of deception awaits an unconventional Society lady whose taste for adventure makes her a most formidable adversary . . . Though Society demands that I make a good marriage, I, Cherry St. Croix, have neither the time nor the interest. I am on... show more
In the gleaming heights of Victorian London, a world of deception awaits an unconventional Society lady whose taste for adventure makes her a most formidable adversary . . . Though Society demands that I make a good marriage, I, Cherry St. Croix, have neither the time nor the interest. I am on the trail of a murder with no victim, a mystery with no motive, and the key to an alchemical formula that could be my family's legacy. Yet the world is not so kind as to let me pursue simple murder and uncomplicated bounties. Above the foggy drift, an earl insists on my attention, while my friends watch my increasingly desperate attempts to remain my own woman. From the silken demands of the Midnight Menagerie—to whose dangerously seductive ringmaster I owe a debt—to the rigorous pressures of the peerage, all are conspiring to place before me a choice that will forever change my life.
Publish date: December 26th 2012
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: The St. Croix Chronicles (#2)
I've already spoken of my love for Karina Cooper's writing, and the world she's built for Cherry St. Croix. Gilded was an amazing ride, and I loved every moment of it. The mystery, the intrigue, Cherry's different adventures, they're all so well written. As always Hawke and Cherry's mysterious Colle...
Rounding up because while Gilded still has some of the issues I complained about in Tarnished THE ENDING (!!) just about made me scream!! Our dear Miss St. Croix is at quite a crossroads as this story ends and I literally have no idea what direction she will go and how it will all shake out. Where ...
*Genre* Steampunk, Romance*Rating* 3.5-4*Review*“Gilded” once again takes readers into Victorian England where life is different depending on your status in society and where you live. It’s a place where one woman leads a double life fraught with danger, suspense, and mystery. It is a world filled w...
3.75!THAT ENDING! Those twists!
4.5/5 The ending in this book is such a shocker, ladies and gents! I wanted to scream with frustration!!! Miss Cooper doesn't end her books with a cliffhanger per se, but she definitely knows how to end a book with a bang. There is more darkness and desperation in Cherry this time. She feels trapped...