European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, #2) by Theodora Goss

European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, #2)

In the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Mary Jekyll and the rest of the daughters of literature’s mad scientists embark on a madcap adventure across Europe to rescue another monstrous girl and stop the Alchemical Society’s nefarious plans once and for all.Mary Jekyll’s life has been peaceful since she helped Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the Whitechapel Murders. Beatrice Rappaccini, C...

Details European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, #2)

TitleEuropean Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, #2)
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
PublisherSaga Press
GenreFantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

Reviews European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, #2)

  • Greg
    Absolutely great, if you enjoyed The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter you will love this book. Not only do we get to know the characters from the first book better and learn more about their pasts but we get to be introduced to a bunch of new characters whose range of backgrounds, history and abilities are amazing. Can't wait for the third book!
  • Bridget Robertson
    Have I mentioned how much I love novels set in the Victorian Period?I wanted to love this book. I did love “The Strange Case Of The Alchemist Daughter “ and Theodora Goss is a favorite author, which is why I am sad to say this one fell a bit short for me. I liked it and did not love it. While her characters are fully fleshed, flawed and delightful, this time they seemed to have lost some of their unique voices. The fact that the narrator on A...
  • Michael Austin
    European Travel for the Mostrous Gentlewoman was preposterous, contrived, way too long, shamefully propagandistic, and not the sort of book that respectable people should be caught anywhere near. And I loved it.The book is not as tightly plotted as The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, but it has the same approach to its subject matter, which is to create an absolutely ridiculous story out of bits and pieces of Victorian novels (most of w...
  • Cherei
    'European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club)' is one of the best books to debut this summer of 2018!! I was absolutely immersed into the story of the Athena Club and their quest to save Lucinda Van Helsing from her father's experiment to make her a vampire. If you love the Gothic stories of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Moreau, Count Dracula, Rappacini, and Sherlock Holmes.. this is a M...
  • Elaine
    This is a really enjoyable adventure tour of Europe with the members of the Athena Club, who are trying to save Van Helsing's daughter from her father and put a stop to the monstrous experiments of the Alchemists' Society. As in the first book, we meet more characters from 19th-century genre fiction, and we listen to the banter, chatter, and sometimes bickering of the Athena Club as they read over Catherine Moreau's shoulder while she writes thei...
  • Kylie Westaway
    I LOVED the Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, and I couldn't wait for the second book in the series to come out. So I was hugely disappointed to find that it didn't stand up to the excellence of the first book.I still liked most of the main characters, but I had big problems with Mary and Cat. Why has Mary suddenly turned stupid??? She was smart and brave in the first book, but in this book she has suddenly become completely dense. The nu...
  • Kim Taylor
    I loved "The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter". It was a great mix of literary references, strong characters, humor, and Sherlock Holmes. The sequel, "European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman" is more of the same - plus the Orient Express!This book begins soon after the events of the first book. The unusual suspects (Mary Jeckyll, Diana Hyde, Beatrice Rappacini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein) are continuing with the Athe...
  • Kate
    *audiobook review*First of all, this was beautifully read by Kate Reading who is an absolute treasure. She does voices of women, men, children, accents etc all so well that you instantly understand who is speaking and can immerse yourself in the story.The story itself was... tiresome. I feel like Goss just really needed to churn something out and so has a cast of characters we fell in love with in the first book, stumbling around wringing their h...
  • Heather W.
    I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book since I read The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, and the wait was. Worth. It.More adventure. More intrigue. More Diana! I didn’t think I could love the women of the Athena Club even more, but the second installment of their story proved me wrong. There were more insights into characters’ past, as well as how they’re growing individually and within the group. We met so many new characters as...
  • Anne Wingate
    Brilliance and Fun TogetherGoss combines the best skills of literary fiction with the immense appeal of the very best popular fiction, without letting her work fall into any specific genre. I enjoy the beautiful interplay of textually, intertextuality, subtext,, and context. I also took delight in the use of classic popular fiction!There's something here for everyone. If the whole idea of learning how to study and use literary devices bores you, ...
  • Joseph
    Just like the first one in this series, this was fantastic! League of Extraordinary Gentlemen has nothing on this. The author does a wonderful job sticking with the original tales while coming up with a unique and enjoyable story and new characters based on the monster classics of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Rappaccini's Daughter, and Dracula as well as the great Sherlock Holmes. I can't wa...
  • Tracy
    Great story! I worried for a bit about "name dropping" as there are so many famous characters involved, but their characters are well developed and the story is sound. Very much liked Ayesha as well.
  • Ellen
    An entertaining ‘what if’ featuring multiple cities, vampires and dogs.
  • Andy Klein
    Fantastic. Didn’t think that this one could surpass the first but it did. Bummer that I have to wait an entire year for the next installment.
  • Kelsey
    I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as the first, but it was still an extremely fun read.
  • Beth
    ARC provided by Netgalley.3.5 stars--not quite as good as the first one, but still entertaining.
  • Karen
    FunGood follow up to the first book and I will definitely pick up the third when it's out. Word count.
  • Christine
    I think this book was a bit overlong and messy but that could be because I just wasn't in the proper frame of mind for it.
  • Kirsten
    Pretty ridiculous but so fun!