Coronets and Steel
Publish date: September 2010
Publisher: Daw Books
Pages no: 420
Edition language: English
Series: Dobrenica (#1)
Aurelia Kim Murray hunts for her grandmother's past, hoping to find some clue to breaking her grandmother's depression. While searching Europe for clues, she feels like she's being watched. A strange encounter at the ballet proves to her that in fact, she is. And thus Kim gets swept up into an adve...
Didn't think I'd enjoy it, given the fact it has taken me close to three hundred years to start and restart the Crown and Duel series, but I quite like this one even if its genre is hard to pigeonhole.
It took me a while to fully like Kim, the heroine; she reads to me as a little younger than she is, with her impulsive snap judgments, and the fact that the cover painting makes her look older than her textual age didn't help. For the first half or so of the novel, she spends a lot of time going "W...
2.5 starsI would love to give this more stars. I honestly would. I started it and was bored and bored and bored and was going to give up and then actually found myself interested. I liked Dobrenica and the idea of this magical little country. And the characters were not half bad. But it is ridiculou...
with Hallie's name on the first page, so cool! and right, can't wait for the sequel.