Monday, July 23, 2012

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
304 pgs.
Target audience: Young adult and adult
Rating: Wizard
This was a wonderful melange of Victorian England and a bit of artistic magic. Enter two sisters who couldn't be more different. Jane, or as she calls herself Plain Jane, has a talent for magical glamour while the beautiful and flighty Melodie gets all the attention from the gentlemen. This is perfect for those Jane Austen fans who like a bit of fantasy. The magical element, which is purely to decorate and entertain underlines the romantic thread and doesn't overwhelm the story. It was a fun story to read and I had all sorts of imaginings of what type of glamours I'd create if I had that talent.

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