First of all: How gorgeous is this cover? I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted this book purely for the aesthetics. But! Fug Nation is a nation of readers, so let’s also flip it over and read the back:
Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins.
Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes.
But her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.
When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.
THE TASK: We have three copies to give away, and I’m picking the winners at random. But to make it fun, please comment and note which child of two fictional characters would you most want to go out for drinks with. (It can be a child whose existence is not canon — for example, if you want to hit the wine bar with Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy’s eldest daughter, go for it. Even the relationship doesn’t have to be canon. Like, you can have coffee with the secret offspring of Agent Scully and Walter Skinner if you want.)
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