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The Grand Tour by Patricia C. Wrede
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Jun 21, 09

Read in June, 2009

This was a completely random book I found at the library. Actually this is the second in a trilogy but it doesn't spoil much of the first book. This is good, because I read this first! :)
Basically it is told in the journal entries of two cousins, Kate and Cecy (Cecelia). It is set in the early 1800s, 1817 to be precise, in England. Also a kind of alternate world where wizardry/magic is real. Kate and Cecy are 18, and newlyweds. As a honeymoon, they plan a Grand Tour around Europe with their husbands, Thomas and James. Thomas's mother, Lady Sylvia, joins their company as well.
The five of them are expecting a calm and relaxing journey. Turns out to be anything but! Basically, they find themselves the owner of a mysterious flask of oil, part of objects for a coronation. They hear of other coronation objects stolen from all over Europe. And, in the blink of an eye, they find themselves on a dangerous race to stop a magical and terrible scheme that could take over Europe.
It was very interesting, also somewhat humorous. The journal entries were a great way of conveying the story as they offered both Kate's and Cecy's perspective. Engaging. However, more of a girl kind of book. Just as a warning.
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