Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas
I don't know what I wish to share about this book yet. I think I enjoyed book one a little bit more, simply because there was a tiny bit more of the small romance in that one, lol. But I really enjoyed this sequel as well, because it was exciting and very mysterious and I adore the characters. Four stars for this one.
Most of this book is from the point of view of Mrs. Watson and Charlotte. And a few others included as well. I felt like there was a lot less of Charlotte, and that made me a little sad, because I want more and more about this beautiful person. She's amazing to read about. And I wish to know everything about her. Livia as well. There was so little of her in this book, aw, but even so, the scenes with Livia were so awesome. She's amazing, and I loved how great she was in this book. I cannot wait to read even more about her and how she is doing. This second book is mostly about a big mystery, involving Charlotte's half brother. Whom is missing. He was involved with Lady Ingram before, the wife of Lord Ingram, the man who is in love with Charlotte. Ahh.
Everything was so complicated in this book. It was difficult at times to understand everything that had happened, and almost impossible to guess at what would happen next. Which was why it was so exciting as well. I loved the mystery of it all. I loved how amazing Charlotte was at figuring things out. She's the best. And I simply loved her even more in this second book. She's so clever and kind and just awesome. But, well, I didn't like that she kept that secret from him for so long. It was a bit rude and heartbreaking.
I just really enjoyed reading this book. I wish there had been more of the romance, and a bit more about all of the characters, but even so, this book was so great. I loved how exciting it all was. I must admit to having peeked at the ending, so I knew a couple of things, but still didn't really get it while reading all of it. Which was awesome. My favorite part of the book was reading about the different characters. Charlotte and Lord Ingram and Livia and Mrs. Watson and her niece. They were fantastically written. Loved them.
Only thing that bothered me about this book was the very much lack of romance. Ahh. I had hoped there would be more in this, instead there was less. Sobs. But this ending made me feel so much more hope about the romance, so I'm pleased with that. Just hate waiting. Hmph. I want Charlotte and Lord Ingram aka Ash to happen to badly. They are perfect together. And them not being together is breaking my heart. I need more. I need kissing. And spending time together. They were apart so much in this book. Sad face.
But I'm dealing with it, lol. Because this book was still amazing, even without the romance. And though there wasn't any physical romance, aw, it is still so obvious that they both love each other and want to be together. Sniffs. But so complicated. I do have hope, though. I am only hoping that when they finally do happen, that there will be a lot of scenes with them together. I need that. His brother is also in this book a lot. And he's proposing to Charlotte for a second time. Hmph. No triangle at all, though. Just complicated.
This time there wasn't much point of view from inspector Treadles. And I didn't really mind that. Ack. I sort of adored this man in book one. But gosh, in this one we truly learned to know him better. And I cannot stand the way he sees the world in some cases. Not okay. I hope he will be better in book three. Fingers crossed. His wife deserves better than who he is at the moment. Hmph. But even so, I did enjoy reading from his view. Because it was always interesting to know what he was doing; who he was interviewing.
I ended up enjoying A Conspiracy in Belgravia a whole lot. The story was pretty mysterious and very exciting at times. The characters were all lovely to read about. And I can't help but adore the time these books take place in. So interesting to learn more about this time, but also heartbreaking, because of all the rules for women. I do not approve of the past in those cases. But anyway. This book was awesome. You must read it. Thank you so much to Berkley Books for letting me read this one early via Netgalley.