"There's no point in spending your life in the pursuit of something that's easy." - Alice Kuipers

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Book Review - The Palace of Curiosities

Welcome to the start of another work week and this week's book recommendation. I think you're really going to like this one.


Two main characters, Eve and Abel, each strange in their own way. Eve is the Lion Faced Girl and Abel is The Flayed Man. Both have been cast out of Victorian society and find shelter in the Palace of Curiosities run by Professor Josiah Arroner. But this is really only the beginning of their story.

This book captures you right from the beginning. It's so mysterious, each character's story slowly unraveling, their secrets coming to light. I love the writing style, seemingly so simple, but so perfectly in the voice of the characters. It just keeps you turning the pages.

I know I'm being rather mysterious about this book, but that's what I love most about it. I don't want to spoil anything for you, because the uncovering of the story is the best part. Just do yourself a favour and pick it up. As the cover says, it really is a jewel box of a novel. 


  1. sounds amazing!!!!!
    I can't wait to read it! Was it anything like the Night Circus?

    1. It was definitely similar. It had the same feeling of mystery and magic

  2. Okay just finished it and it was awesome!!!! Thanks very much for the recommendation!