I’ve got to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I’m not a massive fan of YA books, but this one really is a cut above the rest, having a sophistication and style that really just makes it. A testament to the writing skill of Mullins, I feel, who writes awesomely, pulling you into a vibrant and interesting world that you never want to leave.
Although this is the second book in the series, it can be read easily as a stand-alone, nothing at all is lost by not reading the first one, but I would recommend reading it anyways just to soak up more awesomeness. Emma Evans has just graduated from business school, muddling through Chicago in 1883 where being a strong independent woman isn’t the easiest, but Emma manages it with style. Soon she becomes embroiled in mystery and intrigue, along with some confusing feelings towards two men that have turned up in her life.
I’m not giving any more away though, it’s such a fun and exciting read. Mullins really brings her the world to life and takes the reader on an adventure that sticks with you even after you’ve stopped reading.