There are books you read and then there are books you absorb. This book is the later.
Let me start this review a little differently and speak directly to the author without spoilers. I applaud you for the creation of the Sisters (I can see them running a finishing school for girls down the road, what fun!) I applaud you for anagrams! I applaud you for using classical literature (that doesn't involve zombies!) I applaud you for Dia (oh, how I applauded you for that one!) Mostly I applaud you for creating a leading heroine who is not just smart, but brilliant, creative, and human. How many times in life do we try to do what we believe is right only to have it blow up in our faces?
Needless to say that are so many things I loved about this book. I can not give this book the review it deserves because I'm simply not that talented. What I can tell you is this is not your every day paranormal romance with your cut and dry characters clipped from a manuscript. The characters are smart and witty. The plot from book one thickens and takes us on a fantastic journey. I cannot wait for the next book to see where this adventure lands Miss Anne Merchant.
Please note, this is the second book in this wonderfully mysterious series and you will want to read the first book, The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant.