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The Dastardly Miss Lizzie

(Electric Empire #3)

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Dr. Eliza Jekyll must turn to her dark side, Miss Lizzie Hyde, to stop a madman targeting London’s most important scientists and sorcerers terrorizing the city with dark magic in this third Electric Empire novel—a dazzlingly original steampunk fantasy set in the gritty world of alternate Victorian London, with echoes of H G. Wells classic, The Time Machine

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Paperback, 464 pages
Published April 18th 2017 by Harper Voyager
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017
THE DASTARDLY MISS LIZZIE is book three in the Electric Empire series. For those of you that are unfamiliar with this series the books are about Dr. Eliza Jekyll/Miss Lizzie Hyde. Yes, they are the same person, but if you are familiar with the classic book DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson the names of the main characters will ring a bell. Eliza is the daughter of Dr. Jekyll. And, like her father Eliza has a wild alter ego, Lizzie. Through the books Eliza tried to control Lizzie, ...more
Shelley
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Science Fiction, Steampunk
*Rating* 3.5-4

*My Thoughts*

The Dastardly Miss Lizzie is the third installment in author Viola Carr's Electric Empire series. The author does her own take on the classic tale of the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Electric Empire is set to the background of an alternative Victorian London where steam rules, and monsters of both human and supernatural variety skulk in the darkness. Here is where things get really interesting. Carr te
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Melliane
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mon avis en Français

My English review

I really liked the first two volumes and I confess that I was eager to see Eliza and Lizzie again to discover more of their adventures. I can tell you that once again Viola Carr charmed me!

We find our dear Eliza on a new case. Indeed, it would appear that scientists are targeted and that no one really wants to reveal what they were working on. Yet the murders continue and Eliza is going to have to do everything to understand what is going on exactly. Yet not
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Under the Covers Book Blog
Once again there is a murderer terrorising and sensationalising London all at once and Dr Eliza Jekyll is on the case. But, there may be more going on than their first appears. As the mystery slowly unravels, it seems that so is Eliza’s mind. Lizzie Hyde, her alter ego is becoming more powerful, able to effect the outside world and Eliza’s sanity even when she is not in control.

I love this rendition of the Jekyll and Hyde, Viola Carr has put her very own steampunk twist on the old story and
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Karissa
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Electric Empire series. I was unable to find how many books are planned for this series, but this would be a decent book to end the series on. This was a good read, I didn’t like it as much as the first book but it was on par with the second book.

The beginning of this book was horribly slow and I really struggled with it; I almost stopped reading it a couple times. Luckily the last third or so of the book was very fast-paced and interesting, leaving me to wonder why
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Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)


Once again there is a murderer terrorising and sensationalising London all at once and Dr Eliza Jekyll is on the case. But, there may be more going on than their first appears. As the mystery slowly unravels, it seems that so is Eliza’s mind. Lizzie Hyde, her alter ego is becoming more powerful, able to effect the outside world and Eliza’s sanity even when she is not in control.

I love this rendition of the Jekyll and Hyde, Viola Carr has put her very own steampunk twist on the old story and
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Carmen
Dr. Eliza Jekyll continues to fight the other side of herself, Lizzie Hyde, while trying to stop the serial killer who is terrorizing scientists. She must also find who The Ripper is before more women turn up dead. The problem? Life has gotten a lot worse than Eliza and Lizzie fighting over who has control of their body at any given time. With Eliza’s reputation on the line as a crime scene physician, her fight with Lizzie goes from bad to worse as sorcerers aim to make their timeline the worst ...more
Elisa
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This took a while to get going, but once it did, it was non-stop action. So the second half was awesome, the first half was a little slow and confusing.
It seemed like a pretty solid ending to the storylines. Definitely read these in order.
Simi Sunny
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not sure if it is the same, since I have the uncorrected proof. But I really loved how it turned out. Honestly, Viola Carr did an excellent job on leaving her audience aghast, making them at the edge of their seats. I know I did, because I was binge reading.

As I have noticed, Lizzie was growing more rambunctious and vile than the last two series. As for Eliza, she kept fighting to have her own life. Thus, they keep getting at each other's throats. But hey, at least they have come to a conclusio
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Amy A
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
3.5

Originally posted at Vampire Book Club

The Dastardly Miss Lizzie opens with Eliza and Lizzie still at odds in the same body, although now Lizzie appears more as an apparition in Eliza’s everyday life, which is the last distraction Eliza needs. Eliza and her job are still under pressure to solve the mystery of murderer-at-large The Slasher. Then, there’s a new case where the deceased are all prominent scientists whose latest experiment could have significant impact on the world.

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Dragana
Electric Empire series is inspired by the classic novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and feature's Dr. Eliza Jekyll aka. Miss Lizzie Hyde (their daughter). Previous two books in the series very refreshing spin of the steampunk genre featuring dark gritty Victorian London that you don't encounter often in novels.
The setting didn't change for this book, but I was constantly bored because after two books it seems nothing changed and it all starts to feel the same.

- Murder mystery
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Jon
Iiiiinnnnn-teresting. I missed the second book but enough transferred from the first installment that I jumped in without issue, and if I missed anything important from the middle installment it didn't affect my enjoyment. Now, if you can understand that statement you'll get a kick out of The Dastardly Miss Lizzie. ;)

Ok, so it did start out slow. No bs, the first half to two-thirds were juuusst enough to keep me going. But, I knew from Diabolical Miss Hyde that Carr would crank it up, and did sh
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David H. Millar
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This novel and the series to date are well worth read for its unique perspective on the Jekyll and Hyde story. Also, good steampunk is hard to find.
jammaster_mom
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was such a confusing book for me!

I really wanted to like this book but it was just too confusing! The main voice switches from Eliza to Lizzy as she changes her skin. That I was totally OK with because it made sense to the story overall. What was so difficult was the throwing in of every single Victorian era horror character. There was Sweeny Todd, Jack the Ripper, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein, and The Artful Dodger. I found myself trying to remember their stories and how they would fit in
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Rachel
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
I don't like Eliza.
I hate characters that are "good" but aren't compassionate at all, like Aron in East of Eden. That's who Eliza reminds me off. Held up to be the perfect sibling, but is really just selfish and static and not at all interesting.
I do love Lizzie, though, the Caleb to Eliza's Aron. She's dynamic, her scenes are fascinating, and she's compassionate, putting herself into other people's shoes. Literally half her life is spent kind of imprisoned and unable to act, separated from he
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nikkia neil
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss, fantasy
Thanks Edelweiss for this ARC.

The best one yet for the series. I could not ask for anything more in a fantasy/steampunk series. It's otherworldly, extraordinary, and perfect in it's completely unique way. Viola Carr is a genius!
OpenBookSociety.com
May 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: daniele
http://openbooksociety.com/article/th...

The Dastardly Miss Lizzie
Electric Empire, Book #3
By Viola Carr
ISBN# 9780062363121
Author Website: Violacarr.com
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele

Synopsis:

Dr. Eliza Jekyll must turn to her dark side, Miss Lizzie Hyde, to stop a madman targeting London’s most important scientists and sorcerers terrorizing the city with dark magic in this third Electric Empire novel—a dazzlingly original steampunk fantasy set in the gritty world of alternate Victorian Lond
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Riley
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Two people, two personalities, two body shapes. But just one allotted space on earth. That's the background you need to know. Way more than split personality, these characters, Dr. Eliza Jekyll and Miss Lizzie Hyde, have the misfortune of sharing the exact same space. Share is all they can do. They have an arrangement, albeit an imperfect arrangement.  But imperfect is part of the fun.

The story takes place in London, half on the cheery middle class side of town, but also half on the darker, seed
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Dark Faerie Tales
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Eliza and Lizzie are back and not only must they solve a murder, they must save their country and the future as well.

Opening Sentence: “Go away, Lizzie, I’m working.”

Excerpt: No

The Review:

Eliza is back and investigating the murder of Miss de Percy, an aether physicist working on a project with a couple other people. Remy is away in France doing something for the Regent. Lizzie as always is wanting to get rid of Eliza permanently much the way Edd
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Kysha
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Dastardly Miss Lizzie by Viola Carr

I was given this book by Harper Collins Voyager in exchange for an honest review.

I was so excited to receive this book even though I have not read the previous two. It has many themes that I like: steampunk, classic movie monster, paranormal, and sci-fi. But it was really hard to read. I don't know if it was the wordyness or the plot but it took me a lot longer than I expected to finish.
The story is that of Dr.Jekyll's daughter who herself has an Ms.Hyde.
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Jennifer  (BTH Reviews)
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: other-rc
I read The Dastardly Miss Lizzie because I enjoyed the previous two books in the series. Harper Voyager was kind enough to send me a review copy. My opinions are my own.

Quick Review: Twist on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with female leads and steampunk elements. Slow start, but gets better as it goes along. 

About the Story
It dragged in parts. I found myself wanting to skip forward in the book, which was surprising because I didn't feel that way when I read the other books. As I got further into the b
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Amy Braun
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow, that was quite the ending! It was exciting, engaging, and inventive. While everything was wrapped up, the story explored many options and more complexities of the relationship between Lizzie and Eliza. They both had their moments, but it was clear that Eliza did more growing than Lizzie did, though Lizzie's final character growth was far less ruthless and a little more subtle.

Among the other characters, I felt Remy didn't get as much attention as I would have liked, and many of the side ch
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Rachel Vogel
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This cast of characters really keeps you guessing, and my recommendation is to definitely read these stories in order. I found the alternate personalities can be very confusing without having a good background knowledge of Eliza and the people in her life. This story line however is full-out action, and there is never a dull moment with Lizzie in the mix. She is definitely the devil on Eliza’s shoulder, but without her, Eliza would be missing an integral part of her personality.
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Fraser Sherman
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: steampunk
Although I haven't read the first two Electric Empire books, it's not hard to follow: Victorian era, lots of anachronistic clockwork tech, Jekyll and Hyde have a daughter with the same problem. Lizzie's a hedonist, Eliza's a police forensic scientist investigating an increasingly nasty and convoluted series of murders. Bogs down once or twice (I find Lizzie's first-person scenes a little tedious) and I got lost occasionally (I blame that on starting midseries) but it's still fun. But I wish Carr ...more
Sharkie
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
My least favourite of the trilogy, honestly. The vibe between Remy and Eliza was adorable, but a bit grating after a while. Good banter, but jeez. I get you love each other, will you just have sex and get it over with?

Also I'm always iffy on time travel. It can seem like such a cop out, and this book wasn't any different. It just felt off and wrong.

Overall, still enjoyed it. The series was fun, adventurous, and brilliant. Again, I do love me some Victorian steampunk murder mysteries. And readin
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Roxanne Rhoads
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The third book of the Electric Empire is filled with more drama and mystery than the first two.

Eliza and Lizzie are back to solve the murder of Miss de Percy and save their country.

Carr's Victorian London twisted with steampunk and supernatural elements is an enchanting world I can't get enough of.

I adore this series and hope to read more of Eliza and Lizzie's escapades.
Sarah Kennedy
Mar 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Well, I think I would have enjoyed this way more if I had started the series at the beginning. The story was very good. I just personally felt I was missing something. I recommend beginning the series at the beginning.
Louisa
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book! Loved being with these characters, with this new mystery! So great, really enjoyed it!
Teresa
Jun 08, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
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