Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Good follow-up to The Madman's Daughter - better pacing and plotting. We're back in London, with Juliet now living with her guardian, Professor von Stein. There's a serial killer, the Wolf of Whitechapel (any similarity to Jack the Ripper intended), who seems to be killing people Juliet has been wronged by and she's trying to figure out how to complete her father's work finding her a cure for her "problem."
So yes, this is better than Book One. But the plundering of Victorian Classics in addition to Jack means that there's less imagination here and more "oh, yes, I can figure out what's coming" for the reader.
ARC provided by publisher.