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Genre fiction lover:  Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Urban Fantasy

Shades of Milk and Honey

Shades of Milk and Honey (The Glamourist Histories, #1) - Mary Robinette Kowal

Normally I run like my hair is on fire, far away from anything that is a retelling of or homage to or re-imagined Jane Austen fiction.  But as far as that goes, this wasn't bad.  It was clearly little bits and pieces of Austen fic & characters with the requisite drawing room romance and plot.  The thing that makes this a little different is the addition of magic.

 

In this society, people -- young women especially -- use Glamour to enhance the beauty of their surroundings, create a mood, or even just scent the air with a hint if jasmine.   I liked the concept of the magic system and thought the author did a good job of incorporating it into the more familiar romance plot.

 

Overall this was a fun little story and I actually enjoyed it more as it went on.  May just look up the rest of he series...