Book description: In steampunk Victorian London, where airships dot the sky and tinkerings abound, Lady Phoebe Hughes develops an herbal elixir, Viridis, unlike any other. London’s elite flock to her club to experience the euphoria and heightened senses the drink brings, an orgasm brought on by a single kiss. But when Lord Hawthorne is murdered after leaving her club, Phoebe is shocked to find that not only was he working for the Special Services to infiltrate the Cause, a movement fighting for the city’s poor, he was also in possession of her secret formulation for Viridis.
Adding to her difficulties is the unexpected return of Mr. Seth Elliott, a brilliant tinkerer who stole her heart and imagination, only to abandon her when she needed him most. Unable to ignore all that is between them, Phoebe finds herself falling for Seth once again, only to have a powerful rival for her affections wrongly accuse Seth of attempted murder. As Phoebe struggles with a way to free her love, revolution, conspiracy and murder threaten to ruin it all.
Review: Viridis is my first steampunk read, and I couldn’t have chosen a better book. Viridis is a great introduction to this amazing genre. Viridis is well written, fast pace and entertaining. I enjoyed how inventive, smart and witty the characters were. The author creates a fantastic combination between the old era and modern technology. The characters were emotional, smart and strong. The main character, Lady Phoebe isn’t your typical frail and weak woman of the old era. She is strong, smart, and has a great sense of individuality. This was a very emotional and heartfelt love story filled with action, technology, and adventure. I can’t wait to read the next book.
Great standalone story or as part of the series. You can buy it here.
This is great read for this I give it 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (hearts)