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I'm Kayleigh, thank you for stopping by. Lover of books, endless cups of tea and autumn. The main aim for this blog is to share my own experiences and life lessons with others, hoping that you might just be as clumsy and foolish as me. Click About to find more or feel free to contact me.

BOOK REVIEW || The Quick by Lauren Owen

I was strolling through Waterstones, when the red pages of this book stood out to me. After reading the blurb of this book, I came to the conclusion that this was going to be a book I needed to read.

The Quick by Lauren Owen 


You are about to discover the secrets of The Quick.

But first you must travel to Victorian Yorkshire, and there, on a remote country estate, meet a brother and sister alone in the world and bound by tragedy. 

In time, you will enter the rooms of London's mysterious Aegolius Club- a society of some of the richest, most powerful men in fin-de-siecle England.

And at some point - we cannot say when- these worlds will collide. 

It is then, and only then, that a new world emerges,  one of romances, adventure and the most delicious of horrors- and the secrets of The Quick are revealed.

My View 

This book is a must read.  Well as I started it, I found it hard to put down. In the first part of the story, I felt sympathy towards James and Charlotte and the more I read, the more I wanted to find out what happens in the story. Not only that but I wanted to find out about James and the mystery of his disappearance. I wanted to know about The Quick and the mystery of The Aegolius club.

The story is divided into four sections, with diary entries and different points of view. I honestly found it hard to put down and when I did, I needed to know what was going to happen next. If your into dark Victorian novels, this is one for you! I definitely recommend this book for people who do enjoy mysterious novels!

This book is also part of the Waterstones Book Club.

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