Wednesday, April 30, 2014

2014 book 92

Mary Robinette Kowal's Valour and Vanity
A new book in Kowal's Glamourist Histories series is always exciting to me--it's one of my favorites, adding a touch of magic to Jane Austen-ish Regency era stories. And I like to see a series with a married couple having adventures and solving problems together. The problem with this latest one is that the plot centers on having the main characters be dumb, which isn't much fun to read about. (It also takes a while for things to get going, even with a pirate attack in one of the early chapters.) I appreciated the whole scheming a heist aspect of it, but this wasn't as strong for me as the last couple were. I mean, obviously I'll keep reading the series, but probably won't revisit this one. B.

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