My rating: 1 of 5 stars
While I enjoy the idea and plot of this story, I just cant seem to grasp any interest for it. The "Language" of it, which I imagine was the common "language" of the time period this book is set in, is very confusing. I even found myself reading it in the voice of an old lady, and I found that distasteful.
I was lost and confused and eventually had to put the book down. It wasnt for me. However, I noted that the author had other series, and they look more to my taste, so Im not giving up on her writing just yet.
But dont let my review stop you from picking up the book if it looks interesting to you! You might actually like it, where I could not get into it and was lost. Everyone has a different taste in books.
The Mysterious Case of Mr. Strangeway (The St. Croix Chronicles 0.5)by Karina Cooper (Goodreads Author)Although I have only been part of Society for two years, I am already desperate to escape its confines and eager for adventure. The world my deceased parents have left me is nothing more than a gilded prison, and I will do anything to escape the boredom, even become a collector of bounties.
My name is Cherry St. Croix, and I may be young, but I am old enough to know when I am in over my head. My first collection seemed easy: Mr. Strangeway’s debts have come due, and the purse for his capture is hefty. Yet the wastrel remains one step ahead of me, and my efforts are hampered by another collector after the same coin. What’s more, a simple hunt becomes the forefront of a conspiracy that leads me on a chase through London’s low-class streets.
Not only does my pride demand success, but the well-being of many rest upon the choices I make—failure is not an outcome I can live with.