Saturday, July 13, 2013

Review: The Janus Affair by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

The Janus Affair
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #2
by: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
$7.99 mass market paperback
Harper Voyager
Historical Fantasy / Steampunk
Released: June 2012

After narrowly dodging the bullet from their last escapade, Agents Braun and Books have vowed to behave themselves, lest their antics are brought to the attention of their superior.  Well, Agent Books has, at any rate.  A train ride turns most peculiar when a bolt of lightning causes a woman to vanish right before their eyes.  And with their colleagues seemingly uncaring of the case, and female suffragists vanishing left and right as if by magic, it's up to the dashing duo to solve the mystery and once again save the day. 

The second book in the series gives us an even closer glimpse into the lives of our favorite duo.  I loved the banter between Eliza and Wellington, because for me, that's really what made this series so special.  The intrigue and danger kept you wondering who the bad guy was.  I loved uncovering more of Welly's past, and finding there's much more to him than meets the eye.  Also makes you wonder if Eliza is blind to realize what a great guy he is, but there are undercurrents at work that make you wonder if maybe she does know, but is too stubborn to acknowledge it.  This is a great series, and I'm devastated I have to wait until next year for book three in the series. 

Carla gives this book a

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