Karina Cooper recently released her second St. Croix chronicles book, Gilded, and you better believe RT editors Elisa and Regina were excited! After Dishing about book one, Tarnished, they were both eager to pick up the second. Set in Cooper's seamless steampunk Victorian London, the series follows Cherry St. Croix — a woman leading two lives, one spent as a proper lady high above the fog drift that separates the city, and as a collector, aka bounty hunter, in the grimy London Below. Book two follows Cherry as she searches for a murderer in the Below and a husband Above, and both Elisa and Regina were anxious to see what the future holds for the conflicted heroine.
Elisa: In Gilded, Karina Cooper does a great job of setting up her steampunk Victorian world for those who may have missed Tarnished, the first Cherry St. Croix book.
Regina: Right, although people really should read Tarnished.
Regina: For their own health and well-being.