Waiting on Wednesday: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine. Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to. My book this week is : The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, quickly finds herself drawn into the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. A clue leads her to believe that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is still a reward for information leading to his capture – a reward which would solve all er immediate financial woes. Her hunt leads her not to Edward Hyde but to Diana, his daughter, a near feral child left to be raised by nuns.
With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde and soon gathers around her more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankestein. When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past soon arrive as well, and it is up to the five of them to stop the malicious machinations of the Société les Alchimistes. It is time for the monsters to triumph over the monstrous.
Doesn’t this sound amazing!