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  • Title: The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
  • Author: Theodora Goss
  • ISBN: 9781534409637
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback

  • Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents death, is curious about the secrets of her father s mysterious past One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes.But her hunt leads herMary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents death, is curious about the secrets of her father s mysterious past One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes.But her hunt leads her to Hyde s daughter, Diana, a 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 befriends women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.
    Theodora Goss
    Theodora Goss s publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting 2006 Interfictions 2007 , a short story anthology coedited with Delia Sherman Voices from Fairyland 2008 , a poetry anthology with critical essays and a selection of her own poems and The Thorn and the Blossom 2012 , a two sided novella in an accordion format She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Locus, and Mythopoeic Awards, and on the Tiptree Award Honor List She has won the World Fantasy and Rhysling Awards.


    Commentaires:

    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:I've read several of Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes works in the last few years, as well as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. In my college days (not long after the Victorian age) I also read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau. Would it be sacrilege to say that I enjoyed this delightful pastiche and tribute to Holmes and other Victorian era fantasy better than mo [...]

    Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2017/06/20/“That was the first meeting of the Athena Club. Readers who remember their classical mythology will immediately realize its significance: Athena, born from the head of her father, Zeus. We do not claim the wisdom of Athena, but we identify with her dubious parentage.”The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter may be the latest in a long line of mashups based off of some of literature’s most famous horror and sci-fi classics, bu [...]

    Philip
    3.5 starsClever and witty in the vein of many Victorian classics but much more accessible, if not necessarily as sophisticated. There's a colorful cast of women based on said classics who are often charming and enjoyable to follow. Mary, the eponymous Alchemist's Daughter, is especially lovely and admirable. Her foil- and half-sister- Diana, is sometimes one-note in her perpetual disagreeableness, but always entertaining in her interactions with Mary. The inclusion of the reputable duo of Sherlo [...]

    Melora
    “The Unfortunate Case of the Gimmicks That Took Over the Story” This was disappointing. Hard to see how anyone could write a mash-up of so many Victorian “monster” stories and make it boring, but that's what Goss has succeeded in doing here.The business of having the characters interjecting comments into the narrative wasn't exactly a problem, but it didn't really add anything, and it was a bit of a distraction from the narrative. The real problem is that the author, in her eagerness to [...]

    Book Riot Community
    Ooooo, it’s several classic characters all in one place! Mary Jekyll is looking for her father’s old partner, the murderous Edward Hyde. If she turns him in, the reward will solve all her financial woes. Instead she finds Hyde’s daughter, Diana, and a group of other women: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein. With the help of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary and the others are going to solve the mysteries of their origins. This book is an epic nerdpurr!Backli [...]

    samantha(books-are-my-life20)
    a really Interesting read if you love the Classics like Sherlock, and mary shelley Frankenstein, it's a Great Book that brings to life characters that we all think we know. from Sherlock to jekyll and hyde to rappaccini's daughter,The plot/mystery is interesting (solving the Whitechapel Murders), but more interesting is the origin story of the Athena Club and its monstrous members. I am to book two.

    Veronique
    Being a fan of 19th century classics novels, this book from Theodora Goss was always going to be one I just had to get my hands on. Mary Jekyll, after the death of her mother, finds out some very puzzling information involving her father, who passed away several years before under strange circumstances, that she cannot resist wanting to solve. Her investigation leads her on a dangerous path peopled by some very intriguing people, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson being only two of them. From the fir [...]

    Karl
    This book is an advance readers copy.

    Lindsay Bee
    Ok I'm going to be incredibly enthusiastic here: I LOVE THIS BOOK.Like. I love it SO HARD.I LOVE IT.I want more in this universe. I want more of this series immediatelyNSTER GIRLS! MONSTER GIRLS WHO LOVE AND PROTECT EACH OTHER AND COME TOGETHER TO STOP A SOCIETY OF MEN WHO TREATED THEM AS INHUMAN LIKE I LOVE THISI mean I could offer criticisms I suppose but I don't want to. Because THIS BOOK is the kind of book we need more of it. We need books about girls have adventures together, girls being f [...]

    Anthony Ryan
    Theodora Goss mines the rich legacy left by the originators of the horror story to craft a tale of monstrous but compassionate heroines banding together to battle a nefarious conspiracy in 1890s London. A enjoyable and inventive romp through the murk and mystery of Victorian monsterdom which is sure to delight fans of Kim Newman’s ‘Anno Dracula’ and Alan Moore’s ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’.

    Lindsay
    A fun literary mash-up set in the 1890s in the vein of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but with the daughters of some of fiction's most well-known mad scientists as well as other figures from the literature of the time.Miss Mary Jekyll has just buried her mother and without her mother's endowed income she faces ruin due to lack of funds. On discovering a reference in her mother's estate to money being paid for the upkeep of "Hyde" she seeks help from the well-known detective Mr Holmes to s [...]

    Rob
    Executive Summary: This was alright, if you like well-written fan fiction and/or are a big fan of all the classic monster story elements she used as a basis. I just didn't seem to like it as much as others.Full ReviewReading this year has been a real struggle for me. My audiobook consumption is about the same, but my actual reading is way down. I found my last book a slog to get through. The description of this one didn't do much for me, so I opted to borrow it from the library rather than buyin [...]

    Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
    ~*Full review here on The Bent Bookworm!*~“No wonder men did not want women to wear bloomers. What could women accomplish if they did not have to continually mind their skirts, keep them from dragging in the mud or getting trampled on the steps of an omnibus? If they had pockets! With pockets, women could conquer the world!”This was a fabulous book to start out 2018! It was just the right parts dry, sarcastic humor, witty remarks, and references to the classics mixed with strong female chara [...]

    Nicole Beaudry
    This was an extremely enjoyable and engaging homage/love letter to Victorian literature, the gothic, monster stories, and the women frequently erased or shackled by them. Although some have complained that the large cast of characters means none of them feel terribly developed, I felt the opposite - Goss handles the large cast with ease, and a certain impressive deftness. Each girl feels complete, unique, influenced individually by their particular "same but different" back story. The plot moves [...]

    Maria
    I'm not sure what to say about this book. I liked the premise, I enjoyed reading it, I liked that it was a story about extraordinary women coming together as sisters. It even had Sherlock Holmes!But something about the basic structure of it sort of threw me off. The story is punctuated by characters' comments, snippets of conversations and observations that happened over the course of the book's creation. On the one hand, it supposedly offers better insight into the personalities of the characte [...]

    Fran
    I loved this book and blurbed it so very hard. Now I can share with you what I wrote after I read it.To wit: Theodora Goss' The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter provides a new and altogether mesmerizing revelation for fans of Watson & Holmes, Van Helsing, Jeckyll & Hyde, and Victor Frankenstein: until now, you've only heard half the story. Goss' deft, poetic interweaving of edge-of-the-seat adventure with the artful voices of her characters creates a matryoshka doll of hidden Got [...]

    Sheila ShesGoingBookCrazy.com
    View this entire review along with others on my blog at: She's Going Book CrazyRelease date June 20, 2017!I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.We are no longer in the age of Charles Dickens or George Eliot, after all. We are modern. And, of course, monstrousIt turns out that Dr. Jekyll had a daughter.The story follows the accounts of Dr. Jekyll's daughter, Mary Jekyll, who is mourning the loss of her late mother. Losing both of her parents has p [...]

    Rachel Schulte
    I REALLY wanted to like this book, especially after all the good reviews and the NPR review. However, the book was just too over cluttered. Between the discovery of not one, not two, but five different women from previous novels with unusual "monstrous" characteristics, not to mention throwing Holmes and Watson in there, Goss had no time to focus on any character development, leading to an exciting plot with a bunch of people that I just didn't care about. I mean, it made Sherlock Holmes boring. [...]

    Roy
    3.5*. A rehash of old familiar characters with a dash of some new ones in this all female (minus Sherlock Holmes) character adventure. Whilst the book entertained me with its humor, well structured plot and dialogue, the style was a little disjointed at times, which at times felt a little too much. If you're a fan of these old characters but with new unfamiliar faces this a shot.

    Lena
    ”. accurate portrayal of a group of women trying to get along in the world as best they can, like women anywhere—even if they are monsters.”Ladies and gentlemen you are in for a treat, the very first case of The Athena Club. You could say its foundation, because it is as ladies of the evening are being peculiarly murdered all over Whitechapel that our characters meet. Women of common paternal malfeasance, it could be said they were destined to meet. How clever of Theodora Goss to arrange t [...]

    Robyn
    What a lot of fun - fills in the backstory of the daughters of some of horror’s favourite mad scientists. Plus Holmes and Watson!

    Lata
    Welcome to the Mary and Diana Comedy Show!I really enjoyed this take on various monster classics (e.g Frankenstein, Dracula, Island of Doctor Moreau, Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, etc.) Theodora Goss has the daughters of various scientists (the men from these tales) encounter one another and attempt to solve the mysteries of why and what experiments were conducted on them. The girls form a wonderful bond, and each has skills and knowledge that they use to help each other. Collectively, they become the At [...]

    ❀⊱Rory⊰❀
    4 stars!This was a delight. Funny, great characters, and very well written. This is an adventure, mystery, historical fiction and fantasy all rolled into one. The only bad part is that I have to wait for the sequel. I want it now!Mary Jekyll's mother has just passed away after many years of illness and Mary discovers that she is now penniless. The small annuity paid to her mother during her life had supported them both, and it didn't pass down to Mary. When Mary's father died years ago he left o [...]

    Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    youtube/watch?v=ezVRqWell I just had a mini panic attack after finishing this book and seeing it labeled as a stand alone but THANK GOD it's just wrong on GoodReads! we are getting a sequel!This book is just so much fun. I want to be adopted into this family so Diana Hyde and I can become best friends! I can't wait for the sequel!

    ☕ Kimberly
    THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST'S DAUGHTER was a delightful mash-up involving characters from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Sherlock Holmes, Rappacini's Daughter, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Frankenstein, and Dracula. It was clever from its delivery to the author's reinvention of events that occurred. While I have read all of the fore mentioned classics, it is not necessary to have read them. I think most have a vague knowledge of them.Mary Jekyll's mother has past leaving her i [...]

    Diana
    Hampered by self-congratulationA fabulous premise that suffers from the use of interjected commentary courtesy of its characters. Quickly, I began rolling my eyes at the "great writing!" remarks they kept complimenting with. Still, there is much to like about the novel, especially the first half. Goss doesn't have an ear for period speech and her feminism imposed on 19th century women can feel forced and stilted, but I appreciated the vivid characterizations of the women featured in the story an [...]

    Milou
    I have to start this review by saying that this book was right up my ally It almost sounded to good to be true, a story combining some of my favourite books. Seeing as I am a sucker for retellings/adaptations of Jeckyll and Hyde, Sherlock Holmes, Frankenstein, Doctor Moreau and Dracula, this book was a dream come true. And I loved it!Added to these favourite story elements is a massive and very strong female cast. Of course Sherlock and Watson are two leading men, but they are joined by Mary Jek [...]

    Ctgt
    Female characters from classic horror tales, a sort of League of Extraordinary Women, band together with Holmes and Watson to help solve a mystery. This was a "getting the band together" book with the mystery aspect as almost an afterthought. I will say that it set up an interesting ensemble for future books so I will give the second book a go.ming there is a second book.6/10

    Suzanne
    3.5 stars rounded up because it of my enjoyment. I listened to this on audio, which feels like a good choice because Kate Reading is such a good narrator. I have read some reviews that didn't like the style of the book, with it's frequent interjections by the characters, but I liked it, and I liked the premise a lot - getting daughters of famous monsters/monster creators together was a neat idea, and the mystery was fun.My only complaint really was the ending - I felt like I was watching the thi [...]

    Meigan
    Talk about a monster mash! In The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, Goss takes on a daunting challenge of not only creating a unique retelling, but actually a novel FULL of retellings. This isn't just a tale of Jekyll and Hyde, which is what I thought it was as initially. This is a tale of Jekyll and Hyde, and Frankenstein, and The Island of Doctor Moreau, and so much more. Not only is this a monster novel that takes many of the monsters we know and love and reinvents them, but there are [...]

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