Thursday, February 14, 2013

India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy- Bookish Thoughts

cover image courtesy Goodreads
What India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy (Madam of Espionage #3) is about:
Revolt has spread across Europe and reached the shores of England--anarchists have begun assassinating lords and earls, one by one. Now India must infiltrate the ranks of the underground group responsible for those attacks, the sinister Dark Legion. To stop their dread plot, India will go from the murkiest slums of London to the highest levels of society, uncovering secrets that threaten her very existence.

India Black is a saucy mouthed madam and I love her! Carol Carr brings to life a character that I can't get enough of and one who isn't afraid to speak her mind, nor to take control of situations that so obviously need a capable woman to run! The idea of a brothel owner being an undercover spy for the English government is pretty stinking cool and also a little bit out there in the realm of feasibility, but it worked for me!!  I found myself laughing out loud at India and her antics. I flew through this book and instantly felt the NEED to go to my library and get the first two!

Recommend? If you like a fun main character who calls it likes she sees it, mix in a handsome and somewhat mysterious British Spy love interest, and the added bonus of the Victorian England setting, then this series could be a winner for you!

Source: Carol Carr and NetGalley

Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #79
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  1. I might have to try one of these because they sound like a lot of fun!

  2. Great review! I am really looking forward to reading this one.

  3. Hmmmm I think I need to do a little researching on these!!

  4. Sounds right up my alley....I also love the Victorian setting, so I need to add this series to my list! Thanks for the spotlight. :)

  5. A saucy mouthed madam?? Sounds scandalous!

  6. You are on an India Black kick - she must be loads of fun!

  7. I NEED to read this series! I keep checking the first book out from the library and then letting it go back unread. Next time I'm reading it no matter what! Great review as always Staci!

  8. love saucy mouthed heroines, arggh I'll just have to add this series to my list :)

  9. I loved the first book, and liked the second one a lot! I have requested that my library buys this one!

  10. These books sound so good and the covers are great. They are on 'my want to read' list.

  11. Well, I'd have to start with the first one. There must be some kind of book therapy for this condition.


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