28 November 2014

The Spiritglass Charade; Colleen Gleason

The Spiritglass Charade (Stoker & Holmes, #2)The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not quite sure how I feel about this mixture of Holmes and Stoker, daughters/family of the famous families, joining to solve crimes, or that this is set in a steampunk-eqsue world. At times the repetition of the various reputations and skills of the families was annoying (if you don't know that Stoker is a vampire hunter, or that Holmes is an observant detective, this isn't the series for you!). On the other hand, YA readers don't seem to be mystery fans so perhaps this will make them more interested?

As for the mystery itself, the plotting seems a bit off - slow, then too fast, then slow again. More of either the spiritualism (which Conan-Doyle was a big believer in) or the vampire stuff, but not at much of both would have worked far better.

ARC provided by publisher.

No comments:

Post a Comment