Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Blog Tour Book Review: A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

It is no secret that I'm a huge fan of Raybourns and her latest series is no exception to that love. Her Veronica Speedwell series has been a pleasant and fun surprise and the latest installment is one of the best yet. Full of fun, intrigue and a hint of romance, it is hard not to be left wanting more. 

I'm so excited to be a part of this blog tour and spread the love for this author and this series. If you are a fan of both mystery and historical, you need to read this series!



Title: A Treacherous Curse (Book Three in the Veronica Speedwell series)
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Published By: Berkley (January 16, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review
Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery

Book Description:
Members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an ancient mummy's curse in a thrilling Veronica Speedwell novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries. 

London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London.

But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from Stoker’s past. Caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats—and thrust into the public eye by an enterprising new foe—Veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost Stoker everything. . . .



About the Author:



A sixth-generation native Texan, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double major in English and history and an emphasis on Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for three years in San Antonio before leaving education to pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter.






Sometimes it is easy to forget how much you love two characters until you are immersed back into their world and then all those old feelings and thoughts about them resurface and you remember why this is one of your most favorite series and some of your most favorite people.

Veronica and Stoker are those people for me. This series is just so much fun with the Victorian old world London setting, mystery, and of course the adventures that always await these two. Not to mention the chemistry between them is off the charts. 

I would say there is very little romance in this series, if any at all in fact and yet these two have such a passion, such a spark that it is hard to resist reading about them and not sensing it and just waiting for that spark to ignite and set fire to the world.

With nonstop action, mystery and intrigue, this really has become a favorite and a series that is just getting better and better with time. Fans of the genre really need to pick this up, because I can guarantee that this series will be one that will not disappoint. 






44 comments:

  1. Ooh, intriguing. Unfortunately though, historical fiction and I just don't jive but that cover is gorgeous! I'm glad you enjoyed this one though!

    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads

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  2. I've seen so many people talk about this book, I need to finally read it! Especially after your review and high rating. Besides, the synopsis sounds so intriguing and I really enjoy books set in Victorian era.

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    1. t is such a fun series, I really do hope you give it a try!

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  3. I love the sound of this series - its going straight on the wishlist :) How have I never heard about these books before! Also super cute cover :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Yay! So happy to hear that because it really is a favorite. The author is an amazing writer. I hope you love them as much as I have!

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  4. I need to try this series! It sounds great. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. 😀

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    1. Thanks Erin and it really is so much fun. I look forward to each new installment.

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  5. I haven't read any of these, but it sounds like a great series!! Thanks for sharing.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It really is! Thanks for stopping by Lauren!

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  6. Sounds great!!! Glad this series is still going strong for you!! Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  7. After a few disappointing reads in this genre I have been avoiding picking up another historical fiction. However, after reason your review of A Treacherous Curse I am tempted to try this genre once again.

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    1. I can understand not wanting to after having a lot of bad reads. ;)

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  8. That cover is gorgeous!!! Sounds like the insides match it. Great review!

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  9. heard only great things about this series, love a good romance among a great mystery!

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    1. Me too and the historical details are just a bonus. ;)

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  10. I love this time period and I'm also a mystery fan so this series sounds like a big win-win for me. I need to track down this series at the library.

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    1. I hope you do and that you like it as much as I have so far.

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  11. This sounds exactly like my kind of read! I'm going to check this series out. Hopefully there's an audio version. Wonderful review! :)

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    1. I'm not sure but I'll keep my fingers crossed that there will be!

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  12. Very intriguing, for sure. Great review, Ali!

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  13. I haven't read it but it sounds quite good.

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  14. I am reading this one right now, and enjoying it very much, I like the whole Egyptian curse thing. Keep waiting for that romantic moment to happen...

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    1. Sadly, you might be waiting awhile for that romance...

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  15. I just saw Kim's review on this one too Kindlemom looks like you both loved it. I saw this series and I want it but I need more time LOL :)

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    1. I feel you! It is worth it though if you can squeeze it in. ;)

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  16. I agree about her stories not being about the romance and yet it is chalk full of passion and love. I can't wait to read this latest installment.

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    1. Yes! I couldn't agree more or said it better. :D I love that about her stories, it really makes you wait on the edge of your seat for something more to happen!

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  17. Ooooh looks like a goodie! Thanks for this review, another series to check out!

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    1. One of my favorite authors in the genre, definitely check her out. ;)

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  18. I think the romance often gets in the way if pushed too hard in these kind of books so the lack of it doesn't bother me. This series does sound so good!

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    1. I agree and it can tend to take over the story. I like that that isn't the case in this one or really, in any of her series.

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  19. Ahhh I do need to read these. Someone suggested it for our book club but it's a full romance book club so they were put on the backburner for now. But I wanna meet these two! Glad you were able to spend some time with your favorites.

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    1. You so need to meet them but yeah, not a lot of romance in these but thee is some sexy tension. ;)

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  20. I really enjoyed book 1 and I still need to read more!

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    1. So happy to hear that Melliane! I hope you like book two and three as well!

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  21. I really need to read more historical fiction, or at least five this year. :)

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    1. I had so much fun reading more last year that I definitely want to this year as well.

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  22. Ooooh I didn't know this one's part of a series. I need to check this out--I LOVE the way you described the relationship between the characters! <3

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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