Camille, a revolutionary’s daughter, leads a band of outcasts – a runaway girl, a deserter, an aristocrat in hiding. As the Battalion des Mortes they cheat death, saving those about to meet a bloody end at the blade of Madame La Guillotine. But their latest rescue is not what she seems. The girl’s no aristocrat, but her dark and disturbing powers means both the Royalists and the Revolutionaries want her. But who and what is she?
In these dangerous days, no one can be trusted, everyone is to be feared. As Camille learns the truth, she’s forced to choose between loyalty to those she loves and the future.
Firstly I want to say thank you to Zephyr books for sending me an ARC of Dangerous Remedy, I am so grateful for the opportunity.
Now, I have to admit I have no knowledge of the French Revolution. So embarrassing. When I first starting reading Dangerous Remedy, I realised something was missing in my understanding and therefore had to pause and google the French Revolution. I am by no means a historian, or smart by any stretch of the imagination. A short explanation of the French Revolution was all I needed to get me started, so please don’t let that put you off.
I really liked the writing style of this book. Whilst some of it was fairly heavy at the start with the world-building I found that it was a really easy read. The writing flowed to the point where I literally flew through it. Whilst Dangerous Remedy is not written in verse, the writing felt poetic to me, all the words on each and every page fit perfectly together. I really love a book that I can immerse myself into, and read at a pace that I desire (normally super quickly).
The characters in this book really made it for me. They were wonderful. Im not sure I can pick a favourite character, I loved all the different characters for many different reasons, all unique to the other. I did really like each of their development and how throughout the book you were fed bits of information so you built a gradual relationship with them. The characters in particular really did give off a Six of Crows vibe and I’m all there for that!
I am really intrigued by the ending. I am so interested to go on another journey with these characters in order to get to know them even better. I cant wait to see what happens next and I will definitely be reading the next book in the series. I recommend that you pick this book up if you haven’t already.