THE PECULIAR PETS OF MISS PLEASANCE is another great example of the talent Ms. Dawson has. Freakishly good! We are introduced to Frannie Ple...more4.5 stars
THE PECULIAR PETS OF MISS PLEASANCE is another great example of the talent Ms. Dawson has. Freakishly good! We are introduced to Frannie Pleasance, owner and shopkeeper of a pet store in times when everyone has clockworks instead. She is that ray of hope that has sort of dimmed because of the world she lives in but she still holds a piece of that with her.
She rescues Casper, sort of, off the London streets and offers him to rent her brothers’ room. He reminds her of her dead brother, which might be the connection that drives her to help him. That and her all around good nature. But Casper is bad news and brings with him problems for Miss Pleasance and her pets.
No, you might be thinking now that Casper and Miss Pleasance would be an item, but here’s where you are (and I was) wrong). We have one sexy Scottish firefighter who comes to her rescue when times get tough. Kilt and all! I’m not kidding! Holy fires was Thom hot. Casper and his crush on Frannie, and Thom maybe more than crushing on her, they both try to keep her safe.
I’ve come to expect to be scared of this world when I read it, but this wasn’t exactly scary. I think it may have been that Frannie sort of lives in her own bubble in this world and there wasn’t a lot of interactions with any baddies….except THE BLUDRATS! Vicious little things! I needed more of it!
This was definitely the perfect preamble to Casper’s book WICKED AS THEY COME. We see his struggles and get to know him just a little more….and then realize we don’t know him at all. I cannot wait to read his story! You know how I love me a bad boy! ;)
She's done it again! I started reading this thinking "Is it possible that she wrote such an amazing and engaging world or did I just imagine that while reading the first book?" Well, I can honestly say now that if I wasn't so scared of Sang, I would want to visit and stay there for a while. At the very least, I would want to read about it for as long as I could.
This short story was just enough of a teaser into the world of Blud and Sang, enough to keep us craving more and to make the wait for book two more bearable. I find it amazing that the author was able to tell the story of a character that was not a main concern before, Mr. Murdoch, and sucking me into the story from the very beginning.
Not only is Mr. Murdoch so very smart because he makes all the awesome clockworks, but the recluse that doesn't want anyone to see him or know who he really is is actually a passionate man. When Madam Morpho joins the carnival with her butterfly circus, Mr. Murdoch is assigned with making a stage for the butterflies. Because, see, butterflies are now extint in Sang so these are rare sightings.
While working together, the two fugitives happen to fall in love. Or in lust at the very least. The connection between Madam Morpho and Mr. Murdoch was instant and believable. The slow build up of their relationship, as slow as a short story allows, was also perfect. And we even got some smexy in for good measure. Perfect!
All the magic of the Blud series continues to flow through the pages of THE MYSTERIOUS MADAM MORPHO. Yes I'm addicted, I want to know more, I want to see more. I want to know all about the different species and about this world because it's so different and unique. The author is such a talented storyteller that I can't help but to be captivated. That or completely scared of the bludbadgers. Eeeeekkkkkkk Is it April yet??
I've said it before and I'll say it again...READ THIS SERIES!!!