My name is Cherry St. Croix. Society would claim that I am a well-heeled miss with an unfortunate familial reputation. They've no idea of the truth of it. In my secret world, I hunt down vagrants, thieves . . . and now, a murderer. For a monster stalks London's streets, leaving a trail of mystery... show more
My name is Cherry St. Croix. Society would claim that I am a well-heeled miss with an unfortunate familial reputation. They've no idea of the truth of it. In my secret world, I hunt down vagrants, thieves . . . and now, a murderer. For a monster stalks London's streets, leaving a trail of mystery and murder below the fog. Eager for coin to fuel my infatuations, I must decide where my attentions will turn: to my daylight world, where my scientific mind sets me apart from respectable Society, or to the compelling domain of London below. Each has a man who has claimed my time as his—for good or for ill. Though as the corpses pile, and the treacherous waters of Society gossip churn, I am learning that each also has its dangers. One choice will see me cast from polite company . . . the other might just see me dead.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 26th 2012
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: The St. Croix Chronicles (#1)
3 stars out of 5This book started out super slow and it was hard for me to get into it. Then it turned around for a short time and I started enjoying it finally. Then it ended up full of Cherry being in these drugged states at the mercy of people she doesn't know whether to trust over and over again...
My name is Cherry St. Croix. I am a collector, one of the many who are employed to acquire, kill or investigate for bounties. My rules are simple: I don’t collect children, and I don’t murder for coin. Truth be told, I’ve never killed for any reason.This book is one of the many reasons as to why I l...
3.5 stars, I wanted to like this a whole lot more than I did. The setting and rich descriptiveness of a steampunk London both below and above 'the drift' didn't make up for characters that felt shallow to me. While we get quite a bit of background on Cherry herself the rest of the people who surro...
This review also posted at A Bookish CompulsionI very much wanted to like this book, and in the end was saddened by disappointment. The entirety of this book seemed more of a set-up for future volumes than a story in and of itself. I also found the plot proposed by the cover blurb to be a bit misl...