This book seemed a little slow at first. I expected it to, since the first book in a new series always seems the slowest, at least until about halfway though. I read less than half of it yesterday and started reading it again this afternoon and could not put it down!
I found the title of this book in relation to the other two books currently in this series kind of amusing: the second is The Queen is Dead, while the third is Long Live the Queen. Clearly Queen is the theme here, but don't assume which queen the books mean since this one throws a wrench into that theory (not really giving anything away).
I ended up really liking the world, despite my confusion at the start of the book. (I always get a little lost when starting a new series). I expected the book to be more steampunk than it really was. Despite being set in an alternate London, it's set in the modern world (2012, I think) so it's not very steampunk. Now that I think about it, I'm not really sure why I thought it was a steampunk book.