lunabee34: (reading by sallymn)
Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia and Kate, #1)Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was so so good. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

It's a novel consisting of letters between two female cousins, Cecelia and Kate, at the beginning of the 19th century. One of them has had to stay home in the country while the other is being presented in London, and so they write letters to each other to stay in touch. Magic is real in this world, and both girls become entangled in a plot that sends them into great peril (which, to be fair, they mostly end up enjoying).

We're living in pretty dark times, and reading something extremely funny and witty and utterly delightful was just what I needed right now.

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lunabee34: (reading by tabaqui)
Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #2)Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really like this second book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. It's told from the perspective of Mendanbar, the King of the Enchanted Forest, who is as kind, intelligent, unpretentious, and fed up with the usual way of doing things as Cimorene is. Naturally, they are end-game romance for the book. :)

I liked getting to know more about Morwen. I loved Willin, the stuffy elf who wishes Mendanbar would get on board with all the protocol and grandiosity that could be associated with his position.

I also liked that magic and the way it works is the major theme of this novel. I love that Cimorene has become more competent with magic, enough so that she's a formidable opponent.

Can't wait to see what happens in book 3.

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lunabee34: (reading by thelastgoodname)
Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #1)Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'd read and enjoyed this as a child, and it definitely holds up as an adult.

Cimorene is a fantastic character. I love the way she takes her destiny into her own hands and helps those around her to achieve their destinies. I can't wait to see what happens to her in the new role she adopts at the end of the novel.

I didn't realize it was part of a series when I was a kid, so I only read this first book in the series. I'm really looking forward to reading the next book.

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