- Age Range: 12 and up
- Grade Level: 7 - 9
- Lexile Measure: 720L (What's this?)
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; First edition (September 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780152053000
- ISBN-13: 978-0152053000
- ASIN: 015205300X
- Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.9 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 222 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot Paperback – September 1, 2004
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In short, I've loved everything of Wrede's I've encountered. Sorcery and Cecelia in particular.
It's an epistolary novel, where the story is told in letters between two friends and cousins when one (Kate) is hauled into London for her season while Cecy stays home and finds things are a bit more interesting than she expected.
This is basically the Regency world of Heyer, if Heyer had written a Regency world that included magic. Each author took a character, so you get a clear idea of each character.
It's also pretty funny, especially when the two get involved in magical doings with all sorts of consequences, including a couple of young men. As with Heyer's work (and Austen's) there are several romances, including one that is somewhat unexpected, a bit of kerfuffle and a happy ending.
Read it when you want a well written Regency or fantasy (or both) with a happy ending, engaging characters and a lot of fun along the way.
I laughed and worried about the heroines. Be aware, the men really do play secondary characters. I am going to order book 2 and 3. If they are half as good as this one, I will be thrilled.
I highly recommend this book for any Heyer fan who likes a tough of magic thrown in for fun!
The concept is clever. The presentation is fun, with the women writing back and forth to each other. Their "voices" are distinct and their correspondence is very chatty at times. I like that part.
However, I feel as if the author tried to bring too many elements into the story. And, at times, I felt like I was reading a mix of irrelevant "news" and... well, kind of an information dump. It's not that the clues were dropped heavy-handed, but sometimes the context was a little jarring. It's difficult to explain, but -- for me, anyway -- those elements broke up the flow of the reading.
I recommend this book, anyway, as a clever approach... and sort of a mash-up of Regency and cozy mystery, with some metaphysical and Gothic elements thrown in.
Regency purists may flinch at the mix. Though this book is light, it's not Marion Chesney's style. It's a little more contemporary (modern) and kind of fun. However, it has a "first book" feeling to it, though the innovative concepts make up for the occasional disconnect in style.