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Sorcery & Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede
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Feb 05, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy-and-science-fiction, regency, alternate-universe, favorites, authors-vw
Read in March, 2009

This is the first (and best)in a series of books which follow the adventures of Kate and Cecelia, cousins who live in an alternate Regency England in which magic works; Wrede writes one cousin and Stevermer the other.

Sorcery and Cecelia consists of a series of letters between Kate, who's having her first London season, and Cecelia, who's stuck at home. The letters are deliciously crafted; the first, from Cecy to Kate, traverses territory from tantalizing backstory hints ("the incident with the goat") and humor ("I am determined to have the headache Thursday, if I have to hit myself with a rock to do it") to the real zinger, which hooked me into the story for good: "Sir Hilary Bedrick has just been named to the Royal College of Wizards; the whole village is buzzing with the news." And it just gets better, as Kate and Cecy delve deeper and deeper into linked mysteries, finding witty romance and adventure along the way.
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Kate That looks great! I just bought a copy. :)

Leslie It does look great, I ordered a copy from the library!

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Sherwood Smith If you like Georgette Heyer, you're the audience for this one!

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Moira Russell I have it! I want to read it.

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