OKAY STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING. THIS BOOK IS THE BOOK YOU ARE READING NOW.
Being the twisted weirdo that I am, I totally called who Jack the Ripper was. I didn’t call all the other stuff that came with Jack the Ripper though.. just that he/she was killing… not why… or what his/her final plan was… holy crap that was a lot to digest…
But I am getting ahead of myself, how about we talk about the female-detective main character who likes to dissect human bodies for science and is 100% a feminine?
Like my word, women had such a restraint life back in the day.
Couldn’t do anything and had to always be on it and put on a show. I love the struggle that came with pleasing her father and her aunt and society vs. pleasing herself and doing what brings her heart joy.
Now Aubrey Rose is not like gross or weird when you grow up in the twenty-first century; but with the time period this is set up in (I’m guessing the 1800s.. she had to wear big dresses and wearing “riding pants” was weird for a girl) she was weird and she was never going to grab herself a husband…because what else are girls good for?
Now Aubrey Rose isn’t the only feminist in this story. A young, snarky and very forward-thinker Thomas Cresswell (aka Captain Carswell Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles) actually pushes Aubrey to do more than she is willing, but not anything she didn’t want to do to begin with. He pushes her to investigate and treats her as an equal (which is probably why she ends up liking him, right?).
Not to mention that Aubrey’s Uncle is teaching her to be a
Forensic Pathologist just like him. The very thing that makes him a prime suspect.
This whole book is focused on Aubrey Rose figuring out who is killing all these women and why. They call him Jack the Ripper. He is intrigued.