In 1837 London, young daughters of viscounts pined for handsome, titled husbands, not careers. And certainly not careers in magic. At least, most of them didn’t.Shy, studious Persephone Leland would far rather devote herself to her secret magic studies than enter society and look for a suitable... show more
In 1837 London, young daughters of viscounts pined for handsome, titled husbands, not careers. And certainly not careers in magic. At least, most of them didn’t.Shy, studious Persephone Leland would far rather devote herself to her secret magic studies than enter society and look for a suitable husband. But right as the inevitable season for "coming out" is about to begin, Persy and her twin sister discover that their governess in magic has been kidnapped as part of a plot to gain control of the soon-to-be Queen Victoria. Racing through Mayfair ballrooms and royal palaces, the sisters overcome bad millinery, shady royal spinsters, and a mysterious Irish wizard. And along the way, Persy learns that husband hunting isn’t such an odious task after all, if you can find the right quarry. Bewitching Season is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Publish date: September 1st 2009
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Leland Sisters (#1)
2 stars. I'm not sure why I picked up Bewitching Season -- I think I wanted some historical fiction in my criteria, and the only one that suited my taste (as far as teenage historical fiction, romance, and plot was concerned) ended up being Bewitching Season.And I didn't much like it.It started out ...
Bewitching Season was really cute in concept but not so much in execution. Cute characters and fun settings don't make up for a middle that sags like an old couch.
This didn't suffer from some of the problems that many contemporary historical fictions do (no one complained about their needlework!) but it fell a bit flat in other ways. The characters felt very undefined and I wasn't ever entirely convinced that this really was early Victorian England. [Feb. 201...
With NaNo coming up I have been on a Victorian Era (and faerie) kick and been doing my best to read as much of these two types of (YA) fiction as I can. And in my search for Victorian Era young adult novels I came across a pair of novels called Bewitching Season and Betraying Season about a pair of ...