For Violet Lee, a chance encounter on a darkened street draws her into a world beyond her wildest imaginings, a timeless place of vast elegance and immeasurable wealth – of beautiful mansions and lavish parties – where a decadent group of friends live for pleasure alone. A place from which there is no escape...no matter how hard Violet tries.
I freaking loved this book. The writing, the story, the characters--gah, I was sucked in so completely that I came out the other end googling where I could buy my own custom made parasol.
Lady Harleigh has to solve a murder, find stolen jewels, move into her new home, prepare her sister for her debut, flirt with the neighbor, settle a lawsuit, raise her and daughter...all while keeping up appearances for Victorian London society.
Jane Eyre with a dash of Nancy Drew and a little bit of Doctor Who. It's like Christmas came early!
Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.