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Gatsby-era glamour, a swoon-worthy love story, and an indomitable heroine dazzle in this romp that captures the extravagance of the Roaring Twenties and the dangers of vigilante justice. A ravishing young mind reader stalks the streets at night in kitten heels, prowling for men to murder. A soft-spoken genius toils away in the city morgue, desperate to unearth the science be Gatsby-era glamour, a swoon-worthy love story, and an indomitable heroine dazzle in this romp that captures the extravagance of the Roaring Twenties and the dangers of vigilante justice. A ravishing young mind reader stalks the streets at night in kitten heels, prowling for men to murder. A soft-spoken genius toils away in the city morgue, desperate to unearth the science behind his gift for shapeshifting. It’s a match made in 1928 Chicago, where gangsters run City Hall, jazz fills the air, and every good girl’s purse conceals a flask. Until now, eighteen-year-old Ruby’s penchant for poison has been a secret. No one knows that she uses her mind-reading abilities to target men who prey on vulnerable women, men who escape the clutches of Chicago “justice.” When she meets a brilliant boy working at the morgue, his knack for forensic detail threatens to uncover her dark hobby. Even more unfortunately: sharp, independent Ruby has fallen in love with him. Waltzing between a supernaturally enhanced romance, the battle to take down a gentleman’s club, and loyal friendships worth their weight in diamonds, Ruby brings defiant charm to every spectacular page of Murder for the Modern Girl—not to mention killer fashion. An irresistible caper perfect for fans of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.


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Gatsby-era glamour, a swoon-worthy love story, and an indomitable heroine dazzle in this romp that captures the extravagance of the Roaring Twenties and the dangers of vigilante justice. A ravishing young mind reader stalks the streets at night in kitten heels, prowling for men to murder. A soft-spoken genius toils away in the city morgue, desperate to unearth the science be Gatsby-era glamour, a swoon-worthy love story, and an indomitable heroine dazzle in this romp that captures the extravagance of the Roaring Twenties and the dangers of vigilante justice. A ravishing young mind reader stalks the streets at night in kitten heels, prowling for men to murder. A soft-spoken genius toils away in the city morgue, desperate to unearth the science behind his gift for shapeshifting. It’s a match made in 1928 Chicago, where gangsters run City Hall, jazz fills the air, and every good girl’s purse conceals a flask. Until now, eighteen-year-old Ruby’s penchant for poison has been a secret. No one knows that she uses her mind-reading abilities to target men who prey on vulnerable women, men who escape the clutches of Chicago “justice.” When she meets a brilliant boy working at the morgue, his knack for forensic detail threatens to uncover her dark hobby. Even more unfortunately: sharp, independent Ruby has fallen in love with him. Waltzing between a supernaturally enhanced romance, the battle to take down a gentleman’s club, and loyal friendships worth their weight in diamonds, Ruby brings defiant charm to every spectacular page of Murder for the Modern Girl—not to mention killer fashion. An irresistible caper perfect for fans of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.

30 review for Murder for the Modern Girl

  1. 5 out of 5

    laura morgan

    Happy pub day! 🎉🎉🎉 If you love The Diviners, read this book!!!! This is set in 1920s, Chicago and we follow a girl, Ruby, who is basically Evie O'Neill, except she reads minds and uses her ability to murder bad men. So automatically, I love her. And then there's Guy (or is that his real name?), who is the sweetest cinnamon roll science nerd who is working in a morgue and he starts linking together all these bodies coming into the morgue, realizing there's a serial killer in Chicago. But Guy also Happy pub day! 🎉🎉🎉 If you love The Diviners, read this book!!!! This is set in 1920s, Chicago and we follow a girl, Ruby, who is basically Evie O'Neill, except she reads minds and uses her ability to murder bad men. So automatically, I love her. And then there's Guy (or is that his real name?), who is the sweetest cinnamon roll science nerd who is working in a morgue and he starts linking together all these bodies coming into the morgue, realizing there's a serial killer in Chicago. But Guy also has a secret of his own. The face and body he wears every day, isn't his. He can change into anyone he wants to look like. So who is he really? Also, politics come into play because Ruby's dad is the states attorney and some bad people in power are after him. After he's attacked, Ruby takes it into her hands to find out who was behind the attack and stop them. I loved this books so much. These characters are EVERYTHING. Not just Ruby and Guy, but Ruby's fiercely loyal best friend Maggie. This goes back and forth between Ruby and Guy's POV and their chapters are so distinct from one another you could really feel whose head you're in. I loved every second of it. This is fast paced, atmospheric, and smartly plotted. Highly, highly recommend. Thank you so much to NetGalley & the publisher for kindly providing an arc in exchange for my honest opinions.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    Thank you to NetGalley and Holiday House for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review! Murder for the Modern Girl was honestly one of the weirdest and most confusing books I’ve read of all time and I would’ve given it 1 star had it not been set in the Roaring 20s. Wait. Let me rephrase that last sentence. Murder for the Modern Girl was posi-lute-ly one of the weirdest and most confusing books I've read of all that and I would've given it 1 star had it not been set in the Roaring 20s, st Thank you to NetGalley and Holiday House for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review! Murder for the Modern Girl was honestly one of the weirdest and most confusing books I’ve read of all time and I would’ve given it 1 star had it not been set in the Roaring 20s. Wait. Let me rephrase that last sentence. Murder for the Modern Girl was posi-lute-ly one of the weirdest and most confusing books I've read of all that and I would've given it 1 star had it not been set in the Roaring 20s, starting with that annoying word that Ruby Newhouse, our leading lady, says on what it feels like almost every page of the book. It's not like she says it all the time, but it's enough for you to notice that she does and it's SO. ANNOYING. I wasn't sure if it was a typo in the ARC and it was meant to say "positively" but in reality, I think it was meant to be a combination between "absolutely" and "positively" and it drove me nuts. Diving into the characters a little more, I definitely respect Ruby's ambitions and her dreams to become a lawyer, which is something that at the time, women weren't doing (at least not super commonly). I also appreciate wanting to break down the standards for what women were supposed to be and act like with the way she acts and dresses. I also loved the concept of her being an "angel killer" who went around to quietly kill men who were mistreating women. However, I felt that there were too many moving parts in her POV to keep track of everything in my head easily and nothing was fully developed. Everything eventually connects with each other to reveal the full mystery and plot at the end, but it's all very twisted (not in a macabre way, more in the sense of that meme with the guy in front of the board with threads and pins over pictures and evidence trying to connect everything and crazily explaining it to someone). As for Guy, her love interest in the book, it felt like there wasn't as much dimension to his character in comparison to Ruby. He goes to work at the morgue as a janitor (and later as a researcher with one of the doctors at the morgue), he has feelings for Ruby, and he tries to learn about his ability to shapeshift and that's about it. We learn a little bit about his past but other than that, the bulk of his POV was doing research with the doctor about who the "angel killer" is based on the autopsies of the victims and being a simp for Ruby as he follows her around town as she tries to find out who's been attempting to hurt her family. To address the giant elephant in the room about this entire story- Ruby is a mindreader and Guy is a shapeshifter. Ruby is able to be the angel killer because she can read the minds of all her future victims and what they're thinking about doing, and Guy works at the place that he does because the doctor he does research with wrote a paper about people possibly being able to shapeshift and wanting to do research alongside him to make sense of his own abilities. However, despite these two major elements of our main characters, it's never explained how to why they have these abilities and why no one else in the book has them or any other sort of magic powers. I may be wrong considering I'm writing this review about 2 weeks after I finished the book, but I'm pretty sure that Ruby literally figures out who the person behind all the attacks on her family is through her ability to mind read (and the rest of the book is her attempting to find tangible evidence because no one would believe her if she said that she found out because she read the person's mind of course) but we never find out how she gets the ability and why no one else in her family has it. There were also pacing issues I found in the book but that's not as major in comparison to the things I already mentioned earlier in my review. Unfortunately, I didn't like this book as much I thought I would've but I hope that other people find luck with this book and love it! — 2 stars Trigger warnings:(view spoiler)[ murder, violence, poisoning, assassination attempts, dead bodies in a morgue, death of a family member, misogyny, kidnapping, sexual harassment, blackmail with people's nudes (hide spoiler)]

  3. 4 out of 5

    avani ✿

    thank you so much to netgalley for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! 4.5 ★ absolutely perfect for fans of 'the diviners', and even a little bit of 'stalking jack the ripper' this was just so so good. i fell in love with the dark, glamorous, glitzy city and its captivating characters. it was the type of book that had me giggling, crying, screaming, shocked, terrified, and swooning all in the span of a minutes. the plot was really interesting and was fairly fast-paced. it left my he thank you so much to netgalley for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! 4.5 ★ absolutely perfect for fans of 'the diviners', and even a little bit of 'stalking jack the ripper' this was just so so good. i fell in love with the dark, glamorous, glitzy city and its captivating characters. it was the type of book that had me giggling, crying, screaming, shocked, terrified, and swooning all in the span of a minutes. the plot was really interesting and was fairly fast-paced. it left my heart POUNDING at times, thats for sure. the murder mystery aspect was so fun to read about because of... well, you'll see. there was a bit of forensics, which i loved and as well as a fair amount of politics, but it wasn't too bad. politics always fly over my head so whatever ! it did take a while for the story to really get rolling; the beginning especially felt really convoluted and messy but it got much better as the story progressed, and the ending wrapped up pretty neatly. the characters were my favorite part. the side characters were fairly fleshed out it was sometimes hard to keep track of all them. i did especially love the strong friendships- we all need a friend like maggie. now, one of our mcs, ruby, is an extravagant, sweet, endearingly dramatic flapper with some clever secrets. she is secretly a murderous little vigilante, and we love her for it! imagine a mix of juliette from these violent delights and evie from the diviners. i loved seeing the mask she wears slowly fade away to reveal a kind, caring fiercely loyal soul who just wants to do good. she's also like so incredibly smart ???? i want a lawyer like ruby pls. i love her then we have my love, guy. now, you'll find out guy's real name once you actually read the book bc i refuse to ruin the surprise. he started off by constantly getting on my nerves bc of how naive, and nervous he always was. i get he was supposed to be shy but omfg this man could not get a single word out without stuttering. BUT- character development! we gradually see him gain confidence and omg i am absolutely in love with him. his backstory is just heartbreaking. he's a soft-spoken, honest, brilliant, little genius with a heart made of actual gold. i loved seeing him open up and his character arc was my personal favorite. also, he's hot. the absolute swoonworthy ROMANCE omg i adore these two. ruby's outspoken, flirty personality with guy's gentle, reserved nature was so so cute i cant. if you're looking for a case where the guy falls first- look no farther !! this man was down bad for her and would quite literally do anything for her. their growth together, individually and as a couple, was just so perfect. JUST LOOK AT THIS QUOTE “All right,” I said, shaky. “So who am I?” “Smart,” he said without thinking. “Curious. You like asking questions and learning things. You let people underestimate you. You keep your real self at a distance. You wear masks, just like me.” He reached out and touched a finger to my cheek and I felt a shiver roll from my spine to my toes, which would probably stay rooted to this floor for the rest of my life. “Am I right?” he asked, with the kind of smile that turned my insides to goo. ok now the two things that slightly bothered me. first, the writing. it took me a WHILE to get used to the prose- it was like the author just researched every single slang term ever used in the '20s and tried to shove them into every single sentence. the writing felt so stilted and awkward bc of it, mainly for the first 15-20%. it got so much better after that and i could actually understand what they were saying. idk the story in general just needs a little bit of editing to polish things up, and i can just hope and pray the final edition is much cleaner. the second thing is just something that won't stop nagging me: the whole "fantasy" aspect. our two main characters had these special magical abilities: ruby could read minds and guy could shapeshift into any human. ok but is that it? is there anyone else that has these abilities? why was no one else curious about how they both had these powers? ik guy wanted to research the science behind his ability but that was kinda it. i wish we got more on that whole world-building. overall, i cannot recommend this book enough. it was a near-perfect murder mystery set in the dazzling roaring '20s, with characters and a romance to absolutely die for. ------ update 2/19/22 oh my god oh my god oh my god im fcking screaming i got the arc -------- realizing this will be an actual book i get to actually read in only a few short months is the only thing that gets me through the day this looks so good i cant omfg im so excited

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kalena W

    3.5/5 stars, it didn’t fully live up to the roaring 20s vibe Thank you Holiday House for the arc through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! "Honestly murder worked better than mascara" (11) When I read the synopsis of this book I immediately requested it, the story was said to be set in the roaring 20s, with a girl who murders men who have wronged other women seemed like a fantastic premise. And it should have been a perfect book for me, sadly it wasn't, but it was still overall an exci 3.5/5 stars, it didn’t fully live up to the roaring 20s vibe Thank you Holiday House for the arc through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! "Honestly murder worked better than mascara" (11) When I read the synopsis of this book I immediately requested it, the story was said to be set in the roaring 20s, with a girl who murders men who have wronged other women seemed like a fantastic premise. And it should have been a perfect book for me, sadly it wasn't, but it was still overall an exciting story. The closest thing I can relate this book to is The Diviners, if you enjoy that series there is a very high chance you will love this book! The main characters have strange powers (like mind-reading and shapeshifting), with a backdrop of the roaring 20s and a few murder mysteries. This feels like a debut novel, which is unfortunate as the author has definitely published some other books, and it just didn't feel refined enough. It took me a while to get into the story, it was easy to read but there didn't seem to be much substance until the main characters met. Even then, there was something missing from the story as I never felt fully immersed and it was disjointed. There were not many plot twists either, and while the story always kept moving forward I didn't feel surprised by anything that happened. I think if there had been a bit more refinement on the overall feel of the book and the plot, it could have been improved. It was just a little too simple for my taste. Ruby was a really interesting main character to have, especially in this time period. Her main goal was to become a lawyer, in a time period when women were not allowed to do nearly anything. On top of this, she took it upon herself to poison men who had done atrocious things to women. That was one thing I admired about her, she cared so much about the community around her especially women and children when no one else would. She was also very determined and strong-willed, without the worst aspects of both. I think she was my favorite part of the book, even if I still felt a little detached from her later in the story. It was really interesting as well to see how she used her telepathy to find the men that were doing things, and find their secrets. Guy Rosewood/Peter had such potential to be an amazing character, but honestly, his biggest personality trait was just being nervous and unable to control his shapeshifting power. I had no problem with this for most of the story, but after a while it just became repetitive and I wanted him to experience some character growth other than the bare minimum. This didn't really happen so I was a bit disappointed overall with him. He also had a random dog that he didn't even name, and for being so good with noticing things about people's death he didn't realize who the "Angel Killer" was until he was told basically. There was a lot surrounding his backstory that was hinted at, but it just left me confused and I only realized what had actually happened at the end. He just didn't feel completely put together and I wish there had been a little more thought put into his character. The romance in this book was honestly really boring. Even when the main characters met, and a long time after, I never felt the chemistry the author seemed to imply was there. At points, there were supposed to be romantic and I just did not see the romance that should have been blossoming between them. I think if the author had taken more time to create interactions that were more meaningful for their relationship, it was always so fast. They also did not have much in common so it was hard to see how their relationship was going to work out. [TW: infidelity, poisoning, murder, alcohol use and being drunk, sexism, sex trafficking (mentioned), death of loved ones, burns, gun violence, trauma]

  5. 4 out of 5

    Yusra (aka liz)

    I personally didn't like the writing at all. I found the characters unlikeable and annoying, and had to skim half of it. I wouldn't say this book is terrible by any means or that u shouldn't read it, but it really wasn't for me, which is super sad. Thank you to netaglley and the publisher for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review. I personally didn't like the writing at all. I found the characters unlikeable and annoying, and had to skim half of it. I wouldn't say this book is terrible by any means or that u shouldn't read it, but it really wasn't for me, which is super sad. Thank you to netaglley and the publisher for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Elle

    Wow I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and I loved the glamorous atmospheric descriptions. It was such a fun and exciting read. Ruby is an amazing character she is spunky and uses her mind reading talents to help other women and girls who are being abused or taken advantage of. The other main character who I’ll call Guy, is one of the sweetest characters ever and I loved seeing him come out of his shell. I love a soft spoken sweet cinnamon roll character. I found he and Ruby balance e Wow I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and I loved the glamorous atmospheric descriptions. It was such a fun and exciting read. Ruby is an amazing character she is spunky and uses her mind reading talents to help other women and girls who are being abused or taken advantage of. The other main character who I’ll call Guy, is one of the sweetest characters ever and I loved seeing him come out of his shell. I love a soft spoken sweet cinnamon roll character. I found he and Ruby balance each other out amazingly. I absolutely loved the romance. It was done well but didn’t feel like it was the sole focus of the book. The main mystery plot was a fun twist that helped drive the story forward. I loved the political intrigue and corruption and I also throughly enjoyed the 1920’s words and phrases. Overall this book has everything I want in a book. It has a cute adorable love interest who is a cinnamon roll, murder , a strong female lead, an adorable dog and some mystery. I would love to see a sequel or at least have a longer epilogue. I can’t get enough. I definitely recommend this glitzy glam murder mystery romance. 5/5 Thank you Holiday House for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Eva B.

    Me and adding any book to my TBR that has Diviners vibes; name a more iconic duo

  8. 5 out of 5

    Brittany (Britt's Book Blurbs)

    Thanks to NetGalley & Holiday House for an eARC of this book. The following review is my honest reflection on the text provided. 3.5 stars Murder for the Modern Girl will drag you back to the 1920s from the first page. I had no idea what to expect here - every new development was another surprise. "I couldn't help dancing down the sidewalk, knowing I looked perfect for tonight's party: fresh and pretty and glowing with a mysterious kind of something that would send the fellas gathering like Thanks to NetGalley & Holiday House for an eARC of this book. The following review is my honest reflection on the text provided. 3.5 stars Murder for the Modern Girl will drag you back to the 1920s from the first page. I had no idea what to expect here - every new development was another surprise. "I couldn't help dancing down the sidewalk, knowing I looked perfect for tonight's party: fresh and pretty and glowing with a mysterious kind of something that would send the fellas gathering like moths to a candle. I grinned. Honestly, murder worked better than mascara." If any character could be said to contain multitudes, it is most certainly Ruby. Overenthusiastic flapper, highly intelligent and driven future lawyer, and... mind-reading murderer? Now, I'm not advocating for murder, but I am all for a woman standing up for herself. I love how Ruby educates herself and learns about poisons and weapons to protect herself. Maybe don't take the next step into active murder, but self-defence is always reasonable. "Keep your head down. Work ten times harder. Be better than them every chance you get, and don't expect anyone to notice. You'll have to be smart and charming and humble and confident and everything all the time, all at once. Remember that other gals aren't your competition, they're your allies. Stick to them like glue, support them - you're stronger together. And don't pay any attention to the bastards dragging you down. Believe me, there will be plenty. None of them are smarter than you, even the smart ones." Murder for the Modern Girl does come on pretty strong with the '20s slang; it can be a little heavy-handed, but it goes along hand in hand with Ruby's personality. There aren't many characters that could pull it off without being obnoxious, but Kulper made it work. The fantasy twist was interesting but did take me out of the story at times. Because everything else feels so real, the mindreading and face changing can feel extraneous. Despite this, the narrative is fast-paced, and the intensity stays high throughout most of the story. There are some terrifying villains here - both on the crazy end of the scale and the cool, collected psychopathic end, keeping the danger levels surprisingly high and feeling incredibly genuine. My favourite part of Murder for the Modern Girl is the care with which these characters hold space for each other. Maggie is the sweetest heiress alive - even her thoughts are nothing but kind (and Ruby would know). Supportive and protective, their friendship is beautiful. When Ruby starts getting to know her mysterious chameleon man, they quickly fall into sync, like two vigilante crime fighters genetically designed to work together. They're both holding back some pretty big secrets (and fears), and while there may have been ulterior motives at first, a sweet and intense relationship develops between them. "It wouldn't do me any good to fall for this kind-souled boy with honest eyes" For a fun and surprisingly complex narrative, look no further than Murder for the Modern Girl . Review originally posted here on Britt's Book Blurbs. Amazon | Blog | Bookstagram | Reddit

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mia

    3.5 stars Murder for the Modern Girl is about is a high-flying flapper Ruby Newhouse uses her secret mind-reading ability to absolutely crush at charades and to hunt down and poison killers who escape justice. To sum up: this book has atmospheric world-building, cool characters and romance. It was a page turner, that's for sure ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 stars Murder for the Modern Girl is about is a high-flying flapper Ruby Newhouse uses her secret mind-reading ability to absolutely crush at charades and to hunt down and poison killers who escape justice. To sum up: this book has atmospheric world-building, cool characters and romance. It was a page turner, that's for sure ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    alessia ೃ༄

    OMG this book was everything i imagined and even more !! our girl Ruby, being able to read minds, basically said “law school? too long. murdering bad men who abuse women? sounds good.” and honestly, good for her !! god really is a woman huh i LOVED the romance, i just want to give a big hug to Guy (i will not say his real name just read the book and thank me later <3 ), the only man i currently will admit to stan. i really appreciated the representation of anxiety through Guy’s povs and his char OMG this book was everything i imagined and even more !! our girl Ruby, being able to read minds, basically said “law school? too long. murdering bad men who abuse women? sounds good.” and honestly, good for her !! god really is a woman huh i LOVED the romance, i just want to give a big hug to Guy (i will not say his real name just read the book and thank me later <3 ), the only man i currently will admit to stan. i really appreciated the representation of anxiety through Guy’s povs and his character development, starting to get more confident and opening up more about his past. also i stan ruby’s bestie Maggie and love her with my whole heart :) if you liked stalking jack the ripper definitely check this out because i am in love !! *thanks again to netgalley and the author for the eARC in exchange of an honest review!*

  11. 4 out of 5

    milliereadsalot

    Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a free eARC in exchange for an honest review! I struggled with the first 20%-ish of this book, mainly because we were being tossed 1920s lingo left right and centre but past that, as the lingo became less/I got used to it, I flew through the story. I personally love the era of 1920s, flappers, glitz, glamour, Gatsby-esque, so reading about it was a real treat, and it was such a spin on a typical historical fiction set in these times! Wit Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a free eARC in exchange for an honest review! I struggled with the first 20%-ish of this book, mainly because we were being tossed 1920s lingo left right and centre but past that, as the lingo became less/I got used to it, I flew through the story. I personally love the era of 1920s, flappers, glitz, glamour, Gatsby-esque, so reading about it was a real treat, and it was such a spin on a typical historical fiction set in these times! With a sci-fi spin of mind-reading and shapeshifting, the characters of Ruby and Guy are just so fascinating and you really do fall in love with each of them and just want to give them both a big hug, especially Guy. I thought that maybe the ending fell a bit flat for me, but I loved the story as a whole. It was a quick, fun read, and I would definitely recommend it for any historical fiction lovers.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jenni Sauer

    I'm in actual tears right now, this book 😭😭😭 I didn't know what to expect when I picked it up. It looked fun and quirky and exactly my brand of book. And it is. It's also deep and thought-provoking and honest and emotional and just so beautiful Ruby is a delightful heroine. Yes, she kills people. Evil, awful people. And we're not really asked to condone or condemn it. It's just a part of her, a part of the story, and the fact that the author didn't necessarily say "she was absolutely right, no que I'm in actual tears right now, this book 😭😭😭 I didn't know what to expect when I picked it up. It looked fun and quirky and exactly my brand of book. And it is. It's also deep and thought-provoking and honest and emotional and just so beautiful Ruby is a delightful heroine. Yes, she kills people. Evil, awful people. And we're not really asked to condone or condemn it. It's just a part of her, a part of the story, and the fact that the author didn't necessarily say "she was absolutely right, no questions asked" but nor was it a vice she needed to give up, was a wise choice on the author's part. I like how it was handled Anyway. That out of the way, Ruby is the perfect heroine to spearhead this book. She's clever and charming, and defit not to be underestimated. But she's also flawed and makes human choices. It's a great balance and I found myself deeply invested in her and her storyline. She's just such a fun, witty, intriguing character Guy (we're using his synopsis name, since his real name is a spoiler) is a delight. I love this boy. He's sweet and earnest and honest. He's also got a troubled past that he's tormented by, so what's not to love??? He deserves all the hugs in the world. A definite cinnamon roll, too pure for this world. But he's also sharp and intelligent, which is a balance we rarely see and I adored that We need more soft boy love interests, we don't get them enough. And I adore how much Ruby appreciates him. How she falls in love with his mind, with his kind soul. I love that their relationship is built on truly seeing and appreciating each other. They had so much chemistry and just *sparkled* together. I love these two. I ship them and their soft romance so hard I also loved that there were very strong women supporting women themes throughout. Ruby's friendship with both Maggie and Vivian were wonderful and I loved how strong of a plotline that was, given as much space and care as the romance The plot was fun, there were so many twists and turns and I was constantly guessing where it was going. But even as it surprised me, it never felt like it was trying too hard to be clever or like I couldn't keep up. Every twist made sense and had me going "I should have seen that!" and feeling like all the pieces were falling into plac It also hit so many emotional notes with deep themes and wonderful character arcs. I laughed, I cried, I love these characters so incredibly much All in all, this was a delightful book. I will absolutely be buying myself a hardcopy so I can gush about it and hold these darlings in my hands. This should absolutely be on your radar, go preorder it. Go. Shoo. You want to read this book ***Thank you for NetGalley and the publisher for a free digital advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own***

  13. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    3.5 stars I was this close to DNF’ing this book but around 24% it started grabbing my attention. It was super slow and confusing in the beginning but once it started to pick up I started to enjoy the book more. I really liked Ruby. She is a tough character and a vigilante for women in danger. She has a good head on her shoulders and can read minds which comes in handy. Guy (let’s call him Guy to avoid spoilers) was adorable and a little bit of a mess but understandably so. He needed someone like 3.5 stars I was this close to DNF’ing this book but around 24% it started grabbing my attention. It was super slow and confusing in the beginning but once it started to pick up I started to enjoy the book more. I really liked Ruby. She is a tough character and a vigilante for women in danger. She has a good head on her shoulders and can read minds which comes in handy. Guy (let’s call him Guy to avoid spoilers) was adorable and a little bit of a mess but understandably so. He needed someone like Ruby to come in and shake things up and provide the strength to forgive and accept himself. With his shape shifting powers he has problems of his own. Maggie, Ruby bestie was the best. She is the type of friend you really need in life. Vivian was also fun as well. I really liked how much Ruby cared about her family, friends and protecting women from danger. Her methods are extreme but understandable in this time when women didn’t have much support or protection. Overall, pretty decent characters. The writing could use some work. It just wasn’t always engaging. I found myself skimming some pages here and there. The plot was getting better as I kept reading but it took time for it to get interesting. The ending is as nice as well. I’m happy I gave this book a chance and it was a good read. *Received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

  14. 4 out of 5

    Alicia

    Thank you to the publisher for providing an eARC through NetGalley for an honest review. I liked this one. The first chapter instantly drew me in, but then it got a bit muddled and confusing for me. Once things picked up around the halfway mark, I was completely hooked again. Ruby was such an interesting character. I liked her sass and her strength, and I thought her voice was really distinct. However, she reads minds and this confused me because Ruby would be thinking things herself in reaction Thank you to the publisher for providing an eARC through NetGalley for an honest review. I liked this one. The first chapter instantly drew me in, but then it got a bit muddled and confusing for me. Once things picked up around the halfway mark, I was completely hooked again. Ruby was such an interesting character. I liked her sass and her strength, and I thought her voice was really distinct. However, she reads minds and this confused me because Ruby would be thinking things herself in reaction to what others were thinking or saying but there was no way to distinguish between things. I think italics for the parts in other people’s heads would have helped to clear up confusion. I did like the element of mind reading and I thought it made it interesting for Ruby to figure out who was involved. Guy was not a character I really cared about. Once we learned more about him, I liked him more. But in the beginning, I preferred Ruby’s chapters. The relationship between Ruby and Guy was good. I liked how it changed, and I thought it was sweet. This romance was just kind of there though, and there wasn’t a lot of build up for it. My favourite relationship of Ruby’s was her friendship with Maggie. Maggie was a fantastic character, and I loved her loyalty. One thing that annoyed me while I was reading was that some words would be broken in two. I’m not sure if it was just a weird formatting issue in the arc, but it interrupted the flow of reading for me. Words like ambulance or component would be broken in two: ambu-lance and com-ponent. This had me reading it differently from how I would’ve if the word had been one piece. This occurred quite often with seemingly random words, and it just really pulled me away from the story. The writing style was otherwise quick and easy to read, and I liked Ruby’s style of speaking. The book is set in the 1920s so there was some fun slang in here. The plot was really interesting here. It wasn’t really a mystery because Ruby figured out pretty quickly who was behind things, but she had to figure out how to get evidence. Meanwhile Guy was investigating the “angel killer” who was actually Ruby. These two different plots didn’t intertwine until the second half of the book. I felt like the second half of the book was where it really got good. It was exciting, fast-paced, and I really enjoyed reading it.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Alina Vale

    4.5 stars. Murder For The Modern Girl follows Ruby, who uses her mind-reading abilities to poison men who hurt other women. Then, we have Guy (shhhh, its not his real name!), a forensics guy who finds out about Ruby’s victim pattern. Much like Ruby, Guy is also keeping some secrets… Okay, so, I hate The Great Gatsby with my entire being. Not the novel itself, really, as its mediocrity does not deserve my attention. Which brings me to the source of my hate. Why does anyone care about this novel? 4.5 stars. Murder For The Modern Girl follows Ruby, who uses her mind-reading abilities to poison men who hurt other women. Then, we have Guy (shhhh, its not his real name!), a forensics guy who finds out about Ruby’s victim pattern. Much like Ruby, Guy is also keeping some secrets… Okay, so, I hate The Great Gatsby with my entire being. Not the novel itself, really, as its mediocrity does not deserve my attention. Which brings me to the source of my hate. Why does anyone care about this novel? Please do not answer the question, i know. I studied this book at school. I have to admit that when this book was said to be for fans of Gatsby, I wasn’t so thrilled. Luckily, it turned out it’s just the vibes of the times, which I’m a fan of! Back to the novel. I love Guy. Even when his name is Guy. Kulper described him so well, despite his disastrous shape-shifting abilities that constantly change him. My picture of him was amazingly vivid! Okay, I don’t love Ruby as much as I love Guy, but I’ll have to say she’s also a GEM. Her charming manners, both scary and attractive force, all worked amazingly well for me. She’s determined, strong and morally grey on top of all that! Not gonna lie, she made me think back at Chloe Gong’s Juliette Cai. The dynamics between characters bewitched me. Guy and Ruby, Ruby and Maggie, Guy and Maggie, Ruby with literally anyone. Oh wow. The strong bonds gave the characters more dimension, making them realistic. The writing fit the time period and setting, slangs and all. However, the writing and tone of the it were suffocating at times, especially at the beginning of the novel. Other than that, the unique voices and vocabularies of Ruby and Guy (yes, dual POV!) added the novel its character. When ruby reads minds, we get to see the different ways people think. Some thought in short sentences, others thought in essays. And then there were my favourite kind: the ones who thought in random words put together. My favourite thing about the writing, however, is when we get “this crossed my mind” or “I could only think about…” in Guy’s chapters in Ruby’s presence. It’s a clever way of keeping the reader engaged in the story, and i know this from my own experience. Reading these parts made me grin from ear to ear thinking “AAHHH RUBY HEARD THAT!” The plot dazed me. I love me some superpowers in a real-world setting. Much better if it’s a historical one. The layers of connections and history of the villain and our main characters added depth! I liked that this was not much about solving mysteries, but hiding and keeping the truths from everyone else. From what i saw, people weren’t a fan of the superpowers in the novel, as they aren’t really explored much. This personally does not bother me as long as the powers aren’t a black hole, nor the main main plot line. Kulper shows the limitations and dimensions of Ruby’s power, while Guy’s power was mostly shown through his present struggles. Guy also wants to study them more, which was then left open at the end of the work. Soo, the themes. What the novel handled most was the sense of women’s empowerment & the angel killer helping women. In the acknowledgements, the author says that she mostly wrote the novel’s themes for her daughters. It is indeed very sweet. The women of the novel were intelligent, proud and overall gods. By the way, this movie would make an amazing movie. Just saying.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Tiphaine

    [NOTE: 4.5/5] || Thank you to NetGalley and Holiday House for providing me this arc in exchange for an honest review ! || I honestly wasn't expecting much but it got me hooked! ❤️ I first want to say I loved the main characters, Ruby and Guy ; but mostly Guy because he's the one who had the most character development and I'm so proud of him. Ruby is a morally grey character, and I loved to see how her mind worked, how she did everything, with no regrets ; and I want to say girl go for it becau [NOTE: 4.5/5] || Thank you to NetGalley and Holiday House for providing me this arc in exchange for an honest review ! || I honestly wasn't expecting much but it got me hooked! ❤️ I first want to say I loved the main characters, Ruby and Guy ; but mostly Guy because he's the one who had the most character development and I'm so proud of him. Ruby is a morally grey character, and I loved to see how her mind worked, how she did everything, with no regrets ; and I want to say girl go for it because that city needed it - I loved that vigilante side. Powers of both MCs are really well done, especially Ruby's one as we get to see even more about it, how far it can go, until the very end of the book. Both plots were very well done and completed each other well ; I really liked to see that whole political and corruption side of the 20's. I was satisfied with how the story ended and what happens to Ruby, Guy, and even our sweet darling Maggie! Also - the romance and friendship in this book is strong and I'm here for it. 💔 I'd say the book was slow to start up until they get to meet each other, until the story sets in. Also as a french (and therefore non english native speaker), I was a bit of lost with some words used as they were used in the 20's, it got me confused a lot 😅 but once I knew what they meant everything went well and it was perfect to have a very Gatsby-era atmosphere :)

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Emily

    Thank you so much to @holidayhousebks for sending me an arc of this book - it’s a fun Prohibition era 1920’s with a touch of fantasy! I love the blend of the setting with some paranormal people. I really love Ruby’s personality, her cleverness, and energy. ⠀ With Guy, I feel like I need to learn more about him, but I find his shapeshifting abilities interesting and his part of the story has me hooked, too. ⠀ I’m enjoying this blend of 20’s glamour, political intrigue, and supernatural abilities all Thank you so much to @holidayhousebks for sending me an arc of this book - it’s a fun Prohibition era 1920’s with a touch of fantasy! I love the blend of the setting with some paranormal people. I really love Ruby’s personality, her cleverness, and energy. ⠀ With Guy, I feel like I need to learn more about him, but I find his shapeshifting abilities interesting and his part of the story has me hooked, too. ⠀ I’m enjoying this blend of 20’s glamour, political intrigue, and supernatural abilities all together.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader

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  19. 4 out of 5

    Ellys Books

    Capturing the Devil meets Clockwork Angel. While the ARC e-book copy I received wasn't quite formatted correctly, I was hooked on the story just a few chapters in. I didn't connect with Ruby at first, because her early narration is peppered with quirky comparisons and descriptions that pile on too frequently at first. This characteristic calms down as the plot thickens (or, as Ruby would say, reaches the texture of a plum cake batter left sitting on the porch during a July heatwave). Once Ruby m Capturing the Devil meets Clockwork Angel. While the ARC e-book copy I received wasn't quite formatted correctly, I was hooked on the story just a few chapters in. I didn't connect with Ruby at first, because her early narration is peppered with quirky comparisons and descriptions that pile on too frequently at first. This characteristic calms down as the plot thickens (or, as Ruby would say, reaches the texture of a plum cake batter left sitting on the porch during a July heatwave). Once Ruby meets Guy, we're off to the races. I especially appreciated how I experienced mind reading through Ruby's mind and how the challenges of her gift were depicted. With the Prohibition setting, suspense, slow-burn romance, and sci-fi aspects all balanced well, there are no chill moments. I will be getting a finished copy so I can experience it straight from the pages.

  20. 5 out of 5

    mila

    When I saw the synopsis for Murder for the Modern Girl I was immediately interested. When you tell me 1920s + paranormal my mind immediately goes to The Diviners - and you got me. Now, this book is really nothing like The Diviners, and I don't mean that as criticism in the slightest. But if you enjoy the overall vibe of the 1920s and some mystery spiced with paranormal aspects - it definitely has that! Ruby is a mind reader, who uses her power to find men to kill. But only the ones who deserve it When I saw the synopsis for Murder for the Modern Girl I was immediately interested. When you tell me 1920s + paranormal my mind immediately goes to The Diviners - and you got me. Now, this book is really nothing like The Diviners, and I don't mean that as criticism in the slightest. But if you enjoy the overall vibe of the 1920s and some mystery spiced with paranormal aspects - it definitely has that! Ruby is a mind reader, who uses her power to find men to kill. But only the ones who deserve it, of course. She only targets the ones who otherwise would escape justice. On the other hand, Guy, a shapeshifter, afraid of his power, is catching on to the fact that all these seemingly regular deaths might be connected - and actually murders. When their paths cross, they don't at once realise what Guy's trying to prove, actually means uncovering what Ruby's done. What they also don't expect is falling in love with each other, which of course, only further complicates things. The book switches POVs between the two of them, and while I enjoyed it, for the most part, it makes the pacing feel slightly off in the beginning. Ruby's chapters are bold and glamorous, full of scheming, parties - and they just feel much more dynamic and loud than Guy's beginning chapters. He works as a cleaner at the morgue, he's trying to find a way to prove his worth and do actual, real forensic work. His chapters are significantly more gloomy at the beginning. I did still like his chapters, he's dealing with a great deal of anxiety, and I thought this struggle was portrayed very well - however, that switch did affect the pacing a bit. I didn't really mind this, after a while, but it did take me a moment to get into this book properly. Ruby is a great protagonist to follow, she is strong-willed, smart, bold and not easily intimidated. She is persistent and ambitious, she wants to be a lawyer, something that was not readily available to women at the time. I enjoyed how her killing people was handled in the story - however weird this sentence is. She feels very strongly about justice, and that is her main motive. The men she targets are always abusers who would get away with it - and she is doing what she feels is best to protect other women. This is neither glorified nor condemned in the book, which I like. It was simply a fact that she'd done it, and I liked that there was not too much regret surrounding her decisions. Then there is Guy, who really seems to be Ruby's opposite. Where she is bold and outspoken, he is shy and slightly uncertain. He believes his power makes him a monster, unworthy of love, but he is actually the gentlest, sweetest person. He is very intelligent but the shadows of his past, and the fear he could hurt people hold him back. This makes a really interesting contrast with Ruby, who in her pursuit of justice can be downright ruthless. I think this is why I enjoyed their relationship - I think they balance each other very well. They see each other's flaws and weak spots, but they also see past them. Guy understands Ruby, and in turn, she sees the real him. She sees past his masks and his fear, she sees who he really is. They were really sweet together, they had chemistry, and I was really rooting for them. As I mentioned, it took me a minute to get into the story, but once I did I couldn't stop reading. The book is pretty fast-paced, and I was so interested to see how the story would unfold, and how the characters would get out of the messes they found themselves in. The book features quite a bit of 1920s lingo, which I think can be a bit overwhelming in the beginning, but I quite liked it. I also really enjoyed the side characters, especially Ruby's friend Maggie, and also Vivian. I love how Maggie came through for Ruby, and was a lovely, supportive friend. The reason why I rated this 4 and not 5 stars, comes down to the fact I think the book left a lot of questions unanswered. This was not in the means of having an open ending, but more so regarding the world-building. Are ruby and Guy the only people with powers? Are there more of them? Where do their powers come from? Was it some sort of an experiment? Is it hereditary? There was so much I wanted to know! Overall, I really enjoyed this! I would highly recommend this if what you're looking for is a 1920s atmosphere with mystery and a sprinkling of paranormal! I will for sure be checking out the author's other works! Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an arc in exchange for an honest review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    ARC from Netgalley; very minor spoilers ahead When I first read the synopsis I was immediately grasped by the idea of an avenging angel murderess protecting the women and children of 1920s Chicago. However, this story just falls so flat. While the premise of the story is sound, the mechanics, characters, and 'magic' system do not size up. We follow two characters, Ruby and Guy. Ruby, the murderess, is a flamboyant, energetic character who over pronounces select words (which drove me CRAZY) and ca ARC from Netgalley; very minor spoilers ahead When I first read the synopsis I was immediately grasped by the idea of an avenging angel murderess protecting the women and children of 1920s Chicago. However, this story just falls so flat. While the premise of the story is sound, the mechanics, characters, and 'magic' system do not size up. We follow two characters, Ruby and Guy. Ruby, the murderess, is a flamboyant, energetic character who over pronounces select words (which drove me CRAZY) and can read minds. She's 'modern' in a world where others don't like how she dresses because she's too provocative (in some instances). There's one point where she's going to investigate a theory at some dinner party with her father and her first thought is that she needs a new dress, one that's flashy and definitely not conservative for the period and her father says nothing? Not everyone is that progressive, it would have been better if they at least acknowledged how it might be frowned upon (especially since this story is rooted in feminism). I also found that she had two emotions: cheery or protective of her family. There just wasn't a lot of dimension to her personality. Then there's Guy, a nervous man working as a janitor for a county morgue who can change his appearance at will. He stumbles upon Ruby while pretending to be a doctor so that he can perform autopsies on dead bodies after hours to practice on. He also starts to piece together that there is a killer going after bad men. But then he and his boss (a doctor that got his research funding pulled by publishing a paper about Guy's ability) decide that they are going to be the ones to investigate all the murders coming in and find the killer themselves. In what instance would this ever happen? Doctors do not become detectives just because they want a new grant for research. What bothered me the most was how the 'magic' system was explained. As in it really wasn't. I find it extremely surprising that in the entire book, we only know Ruby and Guy to have magical abilities and there is not even a mention of someone else. The only other connection is Guy's boss' paper but that's all theory. How did they get the powers? They were born with them (I'm assuming since there was no talk of any accidents) yet their parents, siblings, or any sort of relations don't have any powers or know about them? It doesn't make sense. Finally, the mechanics. I've mentioned above that Ruby likes to exaggerate some of her words. But she exaggerates even in her thoughts. As in written on the page is the word 'posi-lute-ly' and a select other few words were also drawn out like this. I thought at first it was a spelling mistake (positively vs posilutely) and then I searched it up because she kept repeating the exaggeration across the pages to the point that it grated on my mind and threw me out of the story. I don't mind italics for emphasis but hyphened words are a bit much. Just not for me.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Story

    Thank you to Kendall Kulper, Holiday House, and NetGalley for a free e-arc in exchange for an honest review. Murder for the Modern Girl is a YA Historical Fiction Mystery set in the Roaring Twenties centered around vigilante justice, a interesting romance, and all the gorgeous description of Gatsby-era glamour. This is a book that was easy for me to set down and come back to later, not so much a thriller as a slow burn mystery/romance. The first few chapters I read through quickly, the middle la Thank you to Kendall Kulper, Holiday House, and NetGalley for a free e-arc in exchange for an honest review. Murder for the Modern Girl is a YA Historical Fiction Mystery set in the Roaring Twenties centered around vigilante justice, a interesting romance, and all the gorgeous description of Gatsby-era glamour. This is a book that was easy for me to set down and come back to later, not so much a thriller as a slow burn mystery/romance. The first few chapters I read through quickly, the middle lagged a bit for me, and then ending did a good job of ramping up the stakes and then coming to a satisfying conclusion. Ruby is very spirited character. I love the way Kulper describes her mind reading and found those to be some of my favorite scenes. Guy is an interesting character that I felt could have used More. His shifting ability is so damn cool and would have loved to explore that more. Sometimes it felt like they were two characters from different stories that didn't mesh well together, except for their interest in one another. Like when you get crossover shows of your favorites, but the vibe just shifts too much back and forth instead of blend together. But by the end, I still found myself enjoying it. As for the secondary characters, the only one that really sticks out is Maggie. Ruby's best friend. I would LOVE to read a story from her point of view. I kept getting some bi-vibes from Ruby and Maggie, but that could have just been wishful queer thinking on my part. As for the rest of the side characters, I didn't feel like they were important, and were just there when it was useful to the plot. The slight issue I had with the book is the '20s slang that got thrown around so much. I do not think it was necessary and it felt really forced. But the larger issues, was that it left me wanting more. We get teased with supernatural abilities and then Nothing, no answers as to why either of the main characters have abilities, although one is looking to science and one is just like "yeah, this is how I am" with no real need to ask further questions. Overall, I did like reading it, would recommend it to those who love books set in the '20s for the aesethic/glamour of it all, as long as there is no expectation of revealing anything around the mind reading and shapeshifting abilities.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    3.5⭐️ rounded up When I first started this book, it was really hard for me to get into. The first 20-30% is suuper slow until Ruby & Guy meet. I actually had to set it down for a while and come back, but i’m so glad I did!! I actually really enjoyed the second half of this book. Ruby’s character was definitely my favorite as she’s loyal, smart, and will do anything for her friends and family. I did find her pov a little hard to read and since she can read minds, it made it hard to decipher which 3.5⭐️ rounded up When I first started this book, it was really hard for me to get into. The first 20-30% is suuper slow until Ruby & Guy meet. I actually had to set it down for a while and come back, but i’m so glad I did!! I actually really enjoyed the second half of this book. Ruby’s character was definitely my favorite as she’s loyal, smart, and will do anything for her friends and family. I did find her pov a little hard to read and since she can read minds, it made it hard to decipher which thoughts were hers and which were of others. We also never find out WHY Ruby and Guy have these powers or if anyone else has them, and that really bothered me. I think diving into that aspect would’ve helped as their powers served a huge role in solving a lot of their problems. The atmosphere draws you in and the character’s are easily likable. I would recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a quick YA mystery/thriller that also has some romance in it. Thank you NetGalley & Holiday house for this arc in exchange for an honest review!!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Siofra

    Thank you, Holiday House & NetGalley, for letting me read this supernatural 1920's book in exchange for my honest review and opinion! 4.25 stars Think the Diviners X, the untouchables X murderous revenge for women wronged! We have two leads with powers that find themselves falling into each other's paths as a thick plot of murder and corruption holds a city. One comes by chance, and the other unknowingly is hunting the other in the act of justice. This book has a great idea of moral compasses and ho Thank you, Holiday House & NetGalley, for letting me read this supernatural 1920's book in exchange for my honest review and opinion! 4.25 stars Think the Diviners X, the untouchables X murderous revenge for women wronged! We have two leads with powers that find themselves falling into each other's paths as a thick plot of murder and corruption holds a city. One comes by chance, and the other unknowingly is hunting the other in the act of justice. This book has a great idea of moral compasses and how justice isn't black and white, AND YES, I AM ON THE ANGEL's SIDE!

  25. 5 out of 5

    mikaela

    *thank you netgalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review* wow I really loved this book so much. it was such a fun read, fast paced, glamorous and the atmosphere was amazing. I love the 1920's Chicago setting so mach. I love Ruby so much, she's such an interesting character is what she is right or wrong? idk. the love interest, Guy, I love him so much. I don't think that I've ever meet a character like him before. the language that was used in the book kind of through me off a bit but I thi *thank you netgalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review* wow I really loved this book so much. it was such a fun read, fast paced, glamorous and the atmosphere was amazing. I love the 1920's Chicago setting so mach. I love Ruby so much, she's such an interesting character is what she is right or wrong? idk. the love interest, Guy, I love him so much. I don't think that I've ever meet a character like him before. the language that was used in the book kind of through me off a bit but I think that is because I'm not used to it. Overall I love Murder for the Modern Girl and would definably recommend it, especially if you are a fan of 'The Diviners" and "Stalking Jack the Ripper"

  26. 4 out of 5

    tellacnders

    clever, witty, ingenious (okay now I'm just listing synonyms, but now I hope you get the gist of how smart the writing, worldbuilding and characters are!!) and very very thrilling!! think a mini, much quicker paced and more scandalous version of charlotte holmes (and her watson!) with several fantastical and murderous plottwists!!! clever, witty, ingenious (okay now I'm just listing synonyms, but now I hope you get the gist of how smart the writing, worldbuilding and characters are!!) and very very thrilling!! think a mini, much quicker paced and more scandalous version of charlotte holmes (and her watson!) with several fantastical and murderous plottwists!!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Allie

    Ruby is a mind-reading vigilante who gets wrapped up in a mob takeover of her city. Along with a mysterious character, whose story is equal parts sorrowful and enchanting, Ruby works to bring the person harming her city to justice. With an eclectic group of characters and astonishingly vivid setting, this is an easy, pleasant mystery read. ARC kindly provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  28. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    3 Stars Note: I was provided with an ARC by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions here are my own. Fun: yes! Worldbuilding: unique & interesting Characters: sassy Voice: voice-y So what was the problem? Well, nothing really (well, except for the fact that Ruby goes a little heavy on the period-appropriate slang from time to time, but that was forgivable). Some people will like this book. In fact, I know a few people who will fall in love with this world, these 3 Stars Note: I was provided with an ARC by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions here are my own. Fun: yes! Worldbuilding: unique & interesting Characters: sassy Voice: voice-y So what was the problem? Well, nothing really (well, except for the fact that Ruby goes a little heavy on the period-appropriate slang from time to time, but that was forgivable). Some people will like this book. In fact, I know a few people who will fall in love with this world, these characters. That just wasn't me. There's a lot to like here, but in the end, I just didn't find anything that was going to stick with me here. My full review, which will go more in-depth on the things that went right and wrong here, will be available at Gateway Reviews on April 29, 2022.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Phoenix (Books with Wings)

    I see ‘Gatsby,’ I click ‘want to read’. Mind reading abilities? In 1920s Chicago? I’m curious to see how this one will play out.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Leilaniღ

    Amazing cover ✔️ Title ✔️ AND IS THE PLOT INTERESTING ✔️✔️✔️ AND GOING TO SOON TO BUY LIST YOU GO 🫶

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