In The Heartless City, it's 1903, and London has been quarantined for thirteen years, terrorized by a race of monsters created by Henry Jekyll. Due to his own devastating brush with science, seventeen-year-old Elliot is now an empath, leveled by the emotions of a terrorized, dying city. He finds an unlikely ally in a music hall waitress named Iris, and together they must discover who's pulling the strings in Jekyll's wake. Monsters, it turns out, are not the greatest evil they must face.
The Hypnotic City follows Philomena Blackwell from formerly quarantined London to New York City in 1905, where she is set on proving that while she may be small on the outside, her soaring talent eclipses even Manhattan’s towering skyline. When she lands a big break, it seems as if the city is ready to fall under her spell - just as she seems to be falling for a handsome young stage manager - but a new and more terrible danger lurks in the shadows of Broadway's bright lights, and even a mind as determined as hers may not be immune to its seductive, insidious pull.
I still can't believe Goodreads has TWO books listed under my name. :)