Mix in the secretive Department of Unclassified Artifacts, some graverobbers, a walking dead man, a lost diary, murder at the museum, and some mechanical monsters.
Add a dash of humor and a teaspoon of suspense.
Set in all in Victorian London and stir.
What do you get?
An entertaining mystery that reminded me of a Holmes and Watson adventure. I liked the characters, especially Eddie the pick-pocket and Liz. And George Archer, one of the museum curators, had some mad mechanical skills. And I thought those mechanical monsters were both creepy and cool. There were a few chapters in the middle that read a little slow, but overall I liked this one. And even though it's labeled as a YA, it didn't feel like a YA to me. The Death Collector by Justin Richards is a fun mystery that readers of all ages can enjoy.
Ooh, this sounds like a lot of fun! I'm definitely adding it to my wishlist! Great review! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ashley! :)Delete
Nice. Victorian London, a Dept of Unclassified Artifacts, and mechanical monsters- plus a Sherlock feel? This sounds pretty awesome!ReplyDelete
I want the author to write more about these characters! :)Delete
You had me at "Department of Unclassified Artifacts". Who could not want to know more? :)ReplyDelete
Right? That hooked me, too.Delete
This sounds like so much fun, Lark! I will have to give this one a try!ReplyDelete
I hope you like it!Delete
This sounds like a fun read. I've to confess it's the museum setting which is a huge draw to me, and of course the Victorian London time period, too. :)ReplyDelete
Victorian London is a great time period, isn't it?Delete
The only thing that puts me off is the setting in Victorian London. If it was modern day London I'd be right in there!ReplyDelete
Victorian doesn't work for you, huh? ;DDelete
I enjoyed it. :)Delete
This sounds like such a good read. I'm gonna have to look for it!ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoy it.Delete
Love your review, Lark! This definitely sounds like some fun! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Rachel! :)Delete
I want this one!ReplyDelete
It's a fun one. :)Delete