Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Summary: I enjoyed the idea behind this book and the hints of Austen, but there wasn’t much depth or originality.
Billed as Jane Austen plus magic, I could resist picking this book up. As in Austen, the characters’ main concerns focus on society and especially marriage arrangements. Unfortunately for our main character Jane, although she is skilled in the womanly magic of glamour, her younger sister’s beauty attracts all the attention. Her sister lacks Jane’s good sense though and so it will fall to Jane to use her magic to protect her sister from less than honorable suitors. And in doing so, she just might find her perfect match as well. Read more »