Publication date: February 2012
Source: e-book from NetGalley
Series: The Agency, Book 3
Things I Liked:
I still love this series. There's something so fascinating about a Victorian mystery starring a woman who works for a secret agency employing only women agents. Mary continues to entertain with her headstrong, dangerous ways and cleverness. I just love watching the way she interacts with people in the time period, because she's different from what you'd expect of a woman, especially one who is half Chinese, in that era. The historical details are very well done, compelling and believable and they bring you 100% into the story. Oh, and James - wow I loved their interactions! Some really good romance there. It was interesting, it was compelling, it's just smart historical fiction with a unique heroine. I'd like more Mary adventures, especially with the way the Agency is going now.
Things I Didn't Like:
The mystery and story itself didn't seem to hold together as well as the other books did. There were a few too many different story lines going on and I kind of lost interest at times. Still, I think this is a series worth reading and following. I'm especially interested to see where Mary goes next, what with that surprising ending.
Read the first two Agency books by Y.S. Lee
Still reminds me of The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
that I recall
heavy kissing, but no further
Overall rating: ****
What's your favorite historical fiction time period?
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