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Shades of Milk and Honey - Mary Robinette Kowal
Shades of Milk and Honey
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The fantasy novel you’ve always wished Jane Austen had written Shades of Milk and Honey is exactly what we could expect from Jane Austen if she had been a fantasy writer: Pride and Prejudice meets Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. It is an intimate portrait of a woman, Jane, and her quest for love... show more
The fantasy novel you’ve always wished Jane Austen had written Shades of Milk and Honey is exactly what we could expect from Jane Austen if she had been a fantasy writer: Pride and Prejudice meets Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. It is an intimate portrait of a woman, Jane, and her quest for love in a world where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality. Jane and her sister Melody vie for the attentions of eligible men, and while Jane’s skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face. When Jane realizes that one of Melody’s suitors is set on taking advantage of her sister for the sake of her dowry, she pushes her skills to the limit of what her body can withstand in order to set things right—and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780765325563 (076532556X)
ASIN: 076532556X
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Glamourist Histories (#1)
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Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
2.5 Jane Austen + Magic = Not As Awesome As I Had Hoped
Overall, I found this book to be a disappointment. I started out listening to the audiobook, and kept getting distracted because it moved so slowly that I decided to read it instead. I did finish it last night, rather quickly, so this is one of those rare occasions where my initial chosen format d...
Tea, Rain, Book
Tea, Rain, Book rated it
1.5 Review: Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal
Fills in the Magical Realism square This should of been titled Shades of Pride and Prejudice. It was okay to read, but as soon as I finished reading it, I started to think about everything I didn't like about the book. The characters were just awful; I didn't mind, but also didn't connect at all, ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
4.0 Shades of Milk and Honey - Mary Robinette Kowal
I've no idea why I didn't note anything. As I recall I quite liked the book and wanted to read more because Regency romance with magic? Fun. Personal copy
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
3.0 Almost, but not quite...
The basic gist of this book is Jane Austen with magic, which pretty much sold me, and it's been on my TBR since its 2010 release. In the meantime, I've loaded up on Kowal's short fiction, which I love, and have been gobbling up her writing advice via her fab writing craft podcast, Writing Excuses. ...
The Reading Jackalope
The Reading Jackalope rated it
2.0 Shades of Milk and Honey
Jane Austin has a number of imitators but rarely do any of those imitators come close to capturing what truly makes her works stand the test of time. I'm sorry to say that Shades of Milk and Honey doesn't capture that magic either. This isn't to say that it's a bad book, it's an enjoyable read, but ...
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