I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Author: Ishbelle Bee
Series: The Pecuilar Adventures of John Loveheart, Esq. #2
Published: August 4, 2015 by Angry Robot
Two orphans, Pedrock and Boo Boo, are sent to live in the sinister village of Darkwound. There they meet and befriend the magical and dangerous Mr Loveheart and his neighbour Professor Hummingbird, a recluse who collects rare butterflies. Little do they know that Professor Hummingbird has attracted the wrath of a demon named Mr Angel-Cakes.
One night, Mr Angel-Cakes visits Boo Boo and carves a butterfly onto her back. Boo Boo starts to metamorphose into a butterfly/human hybrid, and is kidnapped by Professor Hummingbird. When Mr Loveheart attempts to rescue her with the aid of Detective White and Constable Walnut, they are turned into butterflies.
Caught between Professor Hummingbird and the demon Angel-Cakes, Loveheart finds himself entangled in a web much wider and darker than he could have imagined, and a plot that leads him right to the Prime Minister and Queen Victoria herself …
I fell in LOVE with the first book, The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath (you can read my review HERE). I was amazed to find the second book so quickly after reading the first. Ms. Bee once again amazed me with her writing style and story.