Monday, June 30, 2008

Review: Bewitching Season

Bewitching Season

Marissa Doyle

Twins Persephone and Penelope Leland couldn’t be more different. While Penelope can not wait to be presented to the queen and her first Season to begin, Persephone would rather stay at home and study. The two have one thing in common, however—magic. They both study magic under their governess’s care.

While in London, however, their governess goes missing. The twins immediately begin a plan to find her. But when their mystery links to the plot to gain control over the princess, they know they must do both—save their governess, and save the princess. And it doesn’t hurt to have a cute guy help them along the way, especially for Persy’s sake.

Since I really like novels placed during the 1700-1800s, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when I say that I really liked this novel. I actually ended up reading the entire book in one sitting. Once I got started, I could not put it down. I found that I could easily relate to Persephone. Although I’m not on a mission to help my governess or perform magic, her daily inside struggles are easy to relate to (especially when it comes down to her relationships). I highly recommend this novel to anyone who likes novels about magic, historical fiction, and/or mystery.