Tue, Jul. 6th, 2004, 02:50 pm || Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer, Sorcery and Cecelia

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Note to self: Do not start books at midnight, unless they are treatises on physics, or the like.

So, yeah. I started this last night and could not put it down until I finished it. By now, you'd think I would have figured out not to do this to myself, but the books are just so tempting...

I giggled out loud a lot and all in all had a horribly good time reading this. The book never surprised me, but everything was just so nicely done, and the characters and the plot and the style were just madcap and silly enough that it didn't matter at all. While both Kate and Cecelia could have fallen into the stupid-heroine trap of being willful and constantly getting into horrible trouble, they didn't. And I just love the letter format (and was pleased at the end when I guessed which author had written which character correctly).

There's an enchanted chocolate pot, nefarious magician villains, cute guys, various charms, and assorted balls and other such going-ons.

And I loved the voices of Kate and Cecelia.

Is The Grand Tour out? Is it as good?

Now I feel an urge to reread Freedom and Necessity.

Links:
- rilina's review
- sophia_helix's review