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Illyria by Elizabeth Hand
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Jan 28, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: 2011
Read on January 28, 2011 — I own a copy

Wow, I don't even know where to start. This was a weird book. What weirded me out even more is that I felt bad for them. First cousins, who were in love with each other. I actually felt bad and wanted them together in the end. It's strange how things have changed. A couple hundred years ago marrying your cousin was a common practice. My favorite book Pride and Prejudice, for example, Mr. Collins comes to marry one of his cousins at Longbourn, but it wasn't thought of with the same disgust that it is thought of in this book.

I didn't really understand the whole supernatural aspect too it. There were two things about this story that would indicate it was going in a supernatural direction but it never happened. One was Rogan's aunt said he was fey. The other was the stage that seemed to come to life? Snowing? I didn't really get it.

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