This has been a crazy busy season for me and the family. We’ve had so much going on and some big changes that I will be sharing on here hopefully soon. It’s been good but also stressful. Thank goodness I’ve got a pile of books to read to get me through.
Books are my happy place. A nice little escape where my imagination can wander and I can focus on something else for a little while. You know what I mean? You probably do. Reading in itself is a wonderful thing but finding a good book that gets right into you and makes you want to never leave…..now that is something special.
My newest review is a book I didn’t want to put down. Maybe not one of my top picks forever and always:) But one I really enjoyed and will definitely be reading again. Hopefully you like it, too.
A great deal is happening in London and the country this season.
For starters, there’s the witch who tried to poison Kate at the Royal College of Wizards. There’s also the man who seems to be spying on Cecelia. (Though he’s not doing a very good job of it–so just what are his intentions?) And then there’s Oliver. Ever since he was turned into a tree, he hasn’t bothered to tell anyone where he is.
Clearly, magic is a deadly and dangerous business. And the girls might be in fear for their lives . . . if only they weren’t having so much fun!
Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (wow that’s kind of a long name!) was a delight to read. Playful and light would be the best way to describe this book. It’s a combination of regency romance and fantasy, one of my favorite mashups.
It’s an epistolary novel in the format of letters written back and forth between Kate and Cecelia. I have to admit epistolary is generally not my favorite style but I liked the premise enough that I decided to give it a try. Luckily for this book I felt it worked.
Honestly it’s the characters that really sell it. Kate and Cecelia are hilarious and they are matched well with their respective love interests. Read it, it’s great! You’ll laugh the whole way through.