Monday, February 22, 2010

Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle

In 1837 London, most girls have qualms about their first season. Will they be popular? Will they have suitors? Will they receive a proposal? Twins Pen and Persy Leland have much bigger worries. Not only are they about to come out, they are also witches. Concealment of their craft is paramount. The disappearance of their governess and fellow witch Ally spurs them to action Who abducted her? Why? Add to this Persy's love for childhood friend Lochinvar and their younger brother Charles' determination to help recover Ally. Bewitching Season is a Victorian romp with love and magic.

What I thought: A riveting read. My fondness for all things Jane Austen endears this time period to me. What if anything was missing from Austen? I'll hazard a guess--magic! This book has it all--action, adventure, love, and magic. Can't wait to read the next book. The chemistry between Persy and Loch was stupendous, The third person narration kept me in agony about these misguided lovers.

(New York: Henry Holt, 2008)

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