I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
Well, that was fun. The closest I can come is a combination of Thursday Next and Atticus O'Sullivan, or maybe Kate Daniels, with a touch of Harry Potter. I was unsure about the story until the scene with the carriage and the Thames; after that I was invested. Intrigued, and after finishing I'm definitely interested in more.
This is the author's first novel and I can see an attempt at humour that I don't think she quite mastered, and perhaps the story might have been a bit tighter overall, but ultimately it was a strong first go. I look forward to reading the next one.