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Book Review: Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal

357 pp.

In Without a Summer, Jane and Vincent return to Jane’s family home for a visit. The visit turns sour due to an unseasonably cold spring that might translate into a financial setback for Jane’s family. In addition, Jane’s sister Melody is suffering from a combination of a lack of marital prospects and melancholia. Jane and Vincent decide to take Melody with them to London for the social season after accepting a commission from Lord Stratton. (It turns out they are Irish, which gives Jane some serious misgivings.) Continue reading

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Book Review: Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal

319 pp.

I did not like Glamour in Glass nearly as much as I liked Shades of Milk and Honey. This is mostly because Vincent and Jane’s relationship has a few rocky moments due to communication problems. And by communication problems, I mean the kind that can result in some very bad situations if you are no longer in a romantic comedy, and there is suddenly political intrigue everywhere. (In other words, the shift in tone from one to the other was a little disorienting.) Continue reading

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Book Review: Shades of Milk and Honey, by Mary Robinette Kowal

302 pp.

 Shades of Milk and Honey I had been looking for this book for a while,and finally tried to put it on hold at my library. Apparently, it had been hiding in the romance section. (You cannot always tell where a librarian will put a fantasy novel. They will end up in the sf/f section, the fiction section or the romance section because of “supernatural romance” novels.) Continue reading

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