You know what’s funny about setting out to review a book you love by an author you respect, admire, and possibly fangirl over on Twitter? It’s kinda hard to do. I loved Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey series, so much so that I 1) haven’t finished reading the last book yet because I don’t want it to end, and 2) feel a deep personal connection with Lady Julia Grey. So of course I love Veronica Speedwell and Stoker, and all of their adventures so far.
First off, I am such a fan of Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey series (as well as a fan of her sharp tongue and general awesomeness on Twitter), that I
offered my firstborn in return for very nearly begged for a copy of this ARC. I was beyond thrilled when I was finally granted access via NetGalley.
Of course I read it straightaway, and I was not disappointed.
I hardly ever identify with female protagonists. Either they’re too pretty, too privileged, or too prissy. Sometimes all three.
Or maybe not. I may or may not have purchased some books. And not just from the used bookstore. I might have bought some NEW books.
One thing I love about my husband is that he supports my love of books, and he loves books as well.