Madeleine and Rogan are first cousins, best friends, twinned souls, each other’s first love. Even within their large, disorderly familyall descendants of a famous actresstheir intensity and passion for theater sets them apart. It makes them a little dangerous. When they are cast in their... show more
Madeleine and Rogan are first cousins, best friends, twinned souls, each other’s first love. Even within their large, disorderly familyall descendants of a famous actresstheir intensity and passion for theater sets them apart. It makes them a little dangerous. When they are cast in their school’s production of Twelfth Night, they are forced to face their separate talents and futures, and their future together. This masterful short novel, winner of the World Fantasy Award, is magic on paper.
Publish date: May 13th 2010
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 135
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
I think that I'm supposed to have a very Flowers in the Attic reaction to this book. It is about a romantic and sexual relationship between first cousins, after all, and they do carry on their trysts in an attic. (That's... blatant.) I think this is where I show how much historical fiction I've read...
So,last night I was thinking how I don't have anything interesting to read even though I have over a thousand books on my e-reader but then I came across Illyria and thought WTH,let's do this. This book was so strange I almost gave up reading it till the endbecause these too friendly dry humping cou...
I started reading this book today because I was bored and I needed something to distract myself and got so caught up that I finished it couple hours ago. Book is amazing. I like that author used one of my favorite Shakespeare´s plays - Twelfth Night - as light-motive. Love story is definitely some...
The setting was really well done, very nicely established, and the book was very atmospheric, but there wasn't much of a plot, and the characters and their relationships weren't developed enough to retain my interest. Didn't do it for me.
by Elizabeth HandOpening line: "Rogan and I were cousins; our fathers were identical twins."Growing up in the sprawling Tierney clan, Rogan and Maddy are unusually close. Not only are their fathers identical twins, they themselves were born on the same day. And in all of the respectable stockbrokers...