ARC Review: The Mysterious Madam Morpho by Delilah S. Dawson

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ARC Review: The Mysterious Madam Morpho by Delilah S. Dawson
The Mysterious Madam Morpho

4.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: October 2, 2012
Genre: Steampunk
Series: Blud #1.5
Published by Pocket Books
Pages: 100
Format: ARC


She’s done it again!  I started reading this thinking “Is it possible that she wrote such an amazing and engaging world or did I just imagine that while reading the first book?”  Well, I can honestly say now that if I wasn’t so scared of Sang, I would want to visit and stay there for a while.  At the very least, I would want to read about it for as long as I could.

This short story was just enough of a teaser into the world of Blud and Sang, enough to keep us craving more and to make the wait for book two more bearable.  I find it amazing that the author was able to tell the story of a character that was not a main concern before, Mr. Murdoch, and sucking me into the story from the very beginning.

Not only is Mr. Murdoch so very smart because he makes all the awesome clockworks, but the recluse that doesn’t want anyone to see him or know who he really is is actually a passionate man.  When Madam Morpho joins the carnival with her butterfly circus, Mr. Murdoch is assigned with making a stage for the butterflies.  Because, see, butterflies are now extint in Sang so these are rare sightings.

While working together, the two fugitives happen to fall in love.  Or in lust at the very least.  The connection between Madam Morpho and Mr. Murdoch was instant and believable.  The slow build up of their relationship, as slow as a short story allows, was also perfect.  And we even got some smexy in for good measure.  Perfect!

All the magic of the Blud series continues to flow through the pages of THE MYSTERIOUS MADAM MORPHO.  Yes I’m addicted, I want to know more, I want to see more.  I want to know all about the different species and about this world because it’s so different and unique.  The author is such a talented storyteller that I can’t help but to be captivated.  That or completely scared of the bludbadgers. Eeeeekkkkkkk  Is it April yet??

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…READ THIS SERIES!!!Favorite Quote: “A woman who knows what she wants.” He ran one finger down the crease of her thigh to stroke gently upward along her cleft, right where she wanted it most. “The only thing rarer than butterflies.”

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson comes from a long line of Roswell, GA natives. WICKED AS THEY COME is the first in her Blud series for Pocket/S&S, and a creepy paranormal YA, SERVANTS OF THE STORM, will be out with Simon Pulse in 2014. Her next YA, DELINQUENT, will be out in 2015. She is also an Associate Editor at and, where she is given the more eccentric and geeky products to cover. Delilah lives with her husband, two small children, a horse, a dog, and two cats in Atlanta.

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Maria D.

Thanks for the review – I have the first book in this series in my tbr…need to go and dig it out so that I can read this series. Adding this to my buy list.

delilah s. dawson

Thanks so much for checking it out! I’m *so* glad you liked it!

Sharonda SexxyBlogger

I just brought this & now I’m look forward to the read…thanks for an awesome review!

Sharonda @ Salacious Reads

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Maria, you need to read ASAP!!

Thanks for stopping by Delilah, loved it!

Sharonda, thanks! I hope you enjoy it as well. Did you read the first book?