Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This was another book I got at the 70% off sale. I might not have picked it up otherwise because it's not a YA (which seems like what I've been reading lately) and I'm usually not one for digging through the stacks to find "rare gems". But the shelves were close to empty and it was in the fantasy section. I do enjoy a good fantasy. So after reading the back, I thought, why not? And I was very pleasantly surprised. This story is like Jane Austen meets Brandon Sanderson. In other words, throw some magical powers into Pride and Prejudice and you have this book.
For those of you spoiled (like I am) by the "straight to the action/dialogue" feeling of young adult, this might seem a little slow for you. But if you enjoy a detailed world and eccentric characters, plus some romance, you'll love this book.