I read this when it first came out. I love that the authors wrote it together without knowing what the other was doing with her plot.
The world of Jane Austen (though not her specific characters) becomes infused with magic. Delightful characters, determined heroines and puzzling heroes. There are two more in the series after this, but the first is the most engaging.
A YA Regency romance plus magic is essentially my ideal genre of book--and this is BY FAR the best one I've ever read in this (very specific) category. Cecelia and Kate are absolute delights; the period details are so spot-on that current adult Regency authors should aspire to live up to this standard; Thomas and James are excellent love interests; I love the everyday nature of the magic, and how the conflict is more personal and everyday than, like, THE FATE OF THE KINGDOM. Funny, charming, romantic, imaginative--I can't find enough great things to say about this book.
I liked it. It was cute
Perhaps the most lovely portion of the book is the distinguished pedigree (As some may have said in the Times of Affianced Regency-and Indian poverty and rampant imperialism) of fun Caroline Stevermer and Wrede had writing it. And, it shows.
Two Young Ladies of Quality - i.e. Cecelia (Wrede) and Kate (Stevermer)-are the narrators, and as this is an epistolary novel its "writers". They may be a little easy to mix up, but as long as you pay mind to it... it won't be too dreadful.
(Personally, I disliked the love interests. Certainly the Marquis, tho' I did not not like James. Unfortunately the writers seem to write Kate's...(?) romance more.)
Anyway, it is a fine, lovely, escapist, and almost fluffy adventure.
Feather-light and rather entertaining epistolatory novel set in England just after the Napoleonic wars. Moderately but not intrusively Austenesque.
I love the way this was written, not in the usual style but in letters. A die-hard fantasy addict, this was a wonderful read for me >.<
It had some pacing issues and a few continuity problems, but it was pretty entertaining overall. It was really predictable for me, but I'm just a bit older than the target audience.
A very interesting sweet little book with the added benefit of being an interesting exercise in writing as it is a set of letters written between two people.
This was a fun and a light read.
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"Not really" I said and spilt my chocolate on her.
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