Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn
First Book in Series
Published: 7th May 2020 by Zephyr
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fantasy, Science Fiction
Set in Revolutionary France, Camille and her outcast friends form the Battalion des Morte. Group of people who make it their duty to rescue people from prison and the guillotine.
In their latest rescue, they discover a girl who has been hidden from the world due to her dangerous powers. They make it their mission to stop her from falling into the wrong hands on either side of the revolution.
Thank you to Zephyr for providing an electronic advanced reader copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
A little bit gothic with a hint of science fiction and a dose of history, Dangerous Remedy had a great atmosphere. I loved the historical French setting and the story was well rounded.
Kat Dunn described the setting with such rich detail that I felt as though I was standing with the characters myself. The scenes were action filled, sometimes gruesome, and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat.
I wished all of the scenes had received the same level of detail and there were times I forgot that the book was actually set in the past. I would have liked just a few more historical details littered through out the chapters.
There were some good twists through out and a few wow moments that definitely caught me by surprise. A lot of the great action was bunched towards the end of the book and I wish it had been spread out a little bit more throughout the story.
For me, the relationships between the characters were what drove the story. Each character had their own quirks, personality, and qualities that they brought to the group. I really enjoyed the love story between the main characters and the obstacles they faced a long the way.
I did feel as though you didn’t really get to know the characters that well until later in the book, but when you did get to know the gang, there wasn’t a character I disliked. Even the villains were well written and memorable, and not to mention incredibly creepy.
Dangerous Remedy is filled with suspense, adventure and a dash of horror. I liked the story, loved the atmosphere and it holds loads of potential for the sequel. Now that I know the characters and the story is set, I am interested in reading the next adventure.