Can you believe that I’m still freaking sick? Ridiculous if I do say so myself. Going to the ER didn’t do anything, trying to reschedule for an earlier appointment didn’t do anything. At this point, I’m just frustrated and tired of being sick and in so much pain. I’m hoping that this week’s appointment can actually do SOMETHING about it, ya feel?
Thanks to Dini @ Dini Panda Reads, I’m adding Goodreads Monday to my weekly meme schedule, and I’m excited to do this one. This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it.
The Brass Queen
by Elizabeth Chatsworth
Publisher: CamCat Books
Release Date: January 12, 2021
Genre: Historical Fiction / Steampunk
In 1897, a fiery British aristocrat and an inept US spy search for a stolen invisibility serum that could spark a global war.
Miss Constance Haltwhistle is the last in a line of blue-blooded rogue inventors. Selling exotic firearms under her alias, the ‘Brass Queen,’ has kept her baronial estate’s coffers full. But when US spy, Trusdale, saves her from assassins, she’s pulled into a search for a scientist with an invisibility serum. As royal foes create an invisible army to start a global war, Constance and Trusdale must learn to trust each other. If they don’t, the world they know will literally disappear before their eyes.
For one, I’m totally a fan of steampunk novels, so it’s great to have an opportunity to read this one! I haven’t read a whole lot, but the ones that I have read, I enjoyed. I also enjoy the fact that we get to follow someone who is so logical and blunt and see how her interactions are with other people that she encounters. I could totally understand why some people can find it difficult to deal with her, but hey… she just wants people to be clear. She almost reminds me of Bones.
Not to mention the character of Trusdale intrigues me a whole lot, especially due to his shady background. It’s not all black and white, and honestly it makes me wonder if that is going to be a key piece of the puzzle later on in the novel. Trusdale and Haltwhistle definitely do not start off on the best foot – quite frankly, I believe that it was a terrible first impression all around – but I look forward to seeing how this partnership is going to play out.
I’m currently on Chapter 3 so far, and there’s already been some kidnappings! It does not lack for an interesting premise, and I like that the action is already there. Have you read this one?