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Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra is strong willed and sharp tongued; in a house full of older brothers and their friends she had to learn to hold her own Not the best makings for an aristocratic lady in Regency London Yet her mother still dreams of marrying Alex off to someone safe UGH Where should I start? With the fact that the characters sound nothing like they belong in the early 1800s? Or with the fact that the author uses every GD cliche in the book? Sometimes twice in the same chapter within a page or two of each other Maybe I should be begin by talking about how shallow I found the heroine's intelligence to be Or by the fact that the book goes so shallowly into the truths of the time women were moved around like chess pieces to ensure their families' places Or how annoyed I was by the fact that the main character repeatedly rolls her eyes at her mother and how we were supposed to think that that little tic meant that she was independent and spirited instead of bratty and spoiled Know what? I'm tired of young adult heroines who are like this They act stubbornly and that's supposed to be some sort of manifestation of spirit rather than petulance Bella Swan I'm talking to you I'm tired of the cliches of teen girl narrators and how they do nothing to forward understanding of character The story in this book a murder along with a coverup almost feels like another half to this book If you get your rocks off by reading period pieces and bodice rippers then I think this book won't do you any harm If you love Jane Austen proceed with caution

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The SeasonRespectable and wealthy But between ball gown fittings dances and dinner parties Alex along with her two best friends Ella and Vivi manages to get herself into what may be her biggest scrape yet When the Earl of Blackmoor is mysteriously killed Alex decides to help his son the broo Let me admit to something straight off the bat if your character’s name is Alexandra Elizabeth and she’s a brunette you’ve already got yourself an interested reader in me If your book is also set in Regency England you’ve just made a sale No uestions asked If you then make the book so interesting and captivating with lively characters attention to detail and gorgeous gowns described well you just earned yourself a dedicated reader until you stop writingThe book begins with the start of the Season the height of the ton’s social gatherings for four months of glittering balls strolls through the park and social call after social call not to mention dinner parties al frescos lunch get togethers rides in carriages and Lady Alexandra’s debut into the society She doesn’t hold much hope for excitement for the Season she much prefers books and spending time with her two closest friends Ella and Vivi Both of whom share her passion for the intellectual pursuits and wariness of formal gatheringsThe strength of the book relies on those three and their interactions with each other and the world at large They each view the world differently but look to each other for support and guidance Just how many crazy schemes those three got into as children isn’t said but from the plans they make in this book one can only imagine with horror and humor euallyOur romantic leads Alex and Blackmoor Gavin follow a typical romance storyline that of old friends who see each other differently as adults but thankfully neither of them is blind Alex doesn’t suddenly become a simpering miss determined to behave differently in order to win him and Gavin doesn’t suddenly start treating her like a delicate flower Neither do they admit to harboring feelings for years they both recognize that it wasn't until recently they began to see each other in a romantic lightThe mystery that of Blackmoor Senior’s death is fairly easy to guess at but its not a primary focus of the story Not till closer to the end when things begin to heat up Many chapters begin with a person’s thoughts sinister thoughts that serve to advance the mystery plot without needlessly having the characters run aroundA highly recommended read for young adults who enjoy romance fashion and a little bit of intrigue and for adult fans of the regency genre

Sarah MacLean ð The Season Epub

The Season Book ↠ 343 pages Download × Sarah maclean ☆ [KINDLE] ✽ The Season Author Sarah MacLean – Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra is strong willed and sharp tongued; in a house full of older brothers and their friends she had to learn to hold her own Not the best makings for an Ding and devilishly handsome Gavin uncover the truth But will Alex's heart be stolen in the process? In an adventure brimming with espionage murder and other clandestine affairs who could possibly have time to worry about finding a husband? Romance abounds as this year's season begi Really 35 starsand a frothy enjoyable romp in the best possible way The book is light on the mystery but uite delightful in the manners of the day While Alexandra and her friends do have the expected modern attitudes and anachronistic tendencies the language is overall very polished and does not feel nearly as out of place or stilted as it often does in many other historical YA novelsSome contemporary readers may not appreciate the book but in truth this is what a girl had to worry about back in the 19th century the match she makes determines the whole course of her life Most fans of Austen should enjoy this modern albeit much less serious take on romantic Regency fictionWould love to see books like this from this author