THE DARKLY LUMINOUS FIGHT FOR PERSEPHONE PARKER
The second book in the Strangely Beautiful series is delightful. This ghostly, Victorian fantasy is well written with a unique mythology. An intriguing and atmospheric tale with an enchanting romance that is finally consummated. Readers should start with book one to get a feel for the haunting backstory.
Nineteen-year-old Persephone Parker has thrown herself into harm's
way to save her fiance, Professor Alexi Rychman, and his fellows, but she may have inadvertently escalated the dangerous magic she holds within. The Whisper World is in a state of chaos and her destiny is not yet achieved. War is coming and Victorian London could well be overrun. But Percy and the magic Guard will stand together no matter what. (LEISURE, May, 320 pp., $6.99)