John D, Reviewer
Amazed! is one weird and wonderful piece of literature straight off The Mad Hatter's bookshelf. The description talks of following the proverbial white rabbit down the rabbit hole if, then that was the case, Victoriana must have bumped her head on the way. Either that or she might have partaken of some magic mushrooms whilst in the Maze. Whatever may be the case, what a thrill ride for anyone interested in history. Victoriana Elizabeth Alice Royal is an extraordinary and delightful character. She has to cope with various disorders (according to her parents and shrinks), but that does not stop he inquisitive nature. If anything, it highlights her natural abilities in wanting to study and learn. Each chapter is filled with wonderfully detailed observations and is richly atmospheric as Victoriana meets a host of different characters. The narrative structure is simple and easy on the eye. The dialogue is in keeping with modern-day and historic where applicable, which is a nice touch. The novel Amazed! leaves the reader with a sense of enjoyment and delight. Reading the book was a pleasure. It is going to be a welcome addition to any library shelf. Thank you, NetGalley and Matador, for the ARC.