Apr 20, 2011

Review--The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber

The albino beauty who has come to study at Victorian London’s Athens Academy will learn not only to deal with the ghosts that she can see, but her own part in the puzzling prophecy that threatens the known world.

I've had my eye on Leanna Renee Hieber's The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker for awhile and I decided to give it a go this time! And it was quite fascinating!

It's a historical paranormal romance, I guess you could say. Sort of like The Parsol Protectorate series, but not as "steampunk-ish", meaning not a lot of that advance technology, but the story was still wonderfully told.

There is Greek mythology intertwined with the story but not like I was expecting. It was surprising and yet hard to explain without giving away spoilers, so I won't.

There is definitely some mystery and intrigue in here as well. Spies and secret societies in some respects! Totally loved it, was very thrilling. The pacing was set at a good pace. Not overly fast or slow. It didn't drag, I don't recall ever coming across a dull moment. I only wanted to know more and more!

I'm already diving into the second one as I write this and have the third one to review early as well so I'm pretty excited and glad that I waited to read these since I can read all 3 back to back! A very thrilling series so far with also a kind of modern day fairy tale element mixed in as well, despite it being 1888!

Overall rating 4.5/5 stars


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