The CHB Read & Review Club is for educators and students who enjoy reading and would like to share the joy of reading with others through reviewing and recommending books. As a bookshop, we often receive special review copies of books in advance of their release dates so that we can review them. However, since we can only read so many books and we value the thoughts and opinions of other readers, CHB is recruiting educators and students to read and review advance reader copies (or arcs) of books that we receive, and we'll post their reviews on the Cavalier House Books website via the Read & Review Club Blog!
Samantha B. (16) is a Read & Review Club member, and she has written a review of The Chess Queen Enigma: A Stoker and Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason!
Amazing! Spectacular! Superb! Those are only a small handful of the many words to describe how I feel about The Chess Queen Enigma by Colleen Gleason. Anyone who reads steampunk better get to reading this series, if you haven’t already! The way Gleason describes everything allows you to become completely entrapped in the book. The mystery is clever enough to keep you guessing along with the characters. As I got to the end I just wanted to keep reading! I never wanted the book to end! The mix of contemporary and historical references are enough to make me fall in love with the book the second I started it. I couldn’t put it down! Gleason kept me on my toes and hanging on every word. For many years the chess queen represented a woman’s political power. Now it means so much more! Evaline Stoker, sister of Bram Stoker, and Mina Holmes, niece of Sherlock Holmes, have to beat the Ankh and untangle the mystery before it is too late! I highly recommend reading the first two books in the series before you read The Chess Queen’s Enigma. I am beginning to love this author and cannot wait to go back and read the rest of her books!
Thanks to Samantha for her review!
Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you're the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood, so to speak.