Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Teaser Synopsis: With the world undergoing an industrial transformation, and with England on the cusp of revolution, Lucy is drawn into a dangerous conspiracy in which her life, and her country’s future, are in the balance. Inexplicably finding herself at the center of cataclysmic events, Lucy is awakened to a world once unknown to her: where magic and mortals collide, and the forces of ancient nature and modern progress are at war for the soul of England . . . and the world.
First thought after closing the book: "That was just silly!"
I thought this book would be so much better than it turned out. After reading the synopsis, it sounded like a great fantasy book set during Regency England (a time period which I adore)and right about the time of the industrial revolution. The reader gets a lot of information about how bad the mills are and the how evil the owners treat their workers. At times I felt as if I was being clobbered over the head with all the morality and how disgusting the industrial revolution was to nature and the animals that the magical part of the book was lost for me. And frankly, I just wasn't that crazy about Lucy and Lord Bryon (his character was just so out there) In my honest opinion I just didn't really care for it. I think I wasn't in the mood to really suspend disbelief so for me the characters felt flat, forced and basically contrived.
Recommend? Here again it could be right book wrong time..I don't know. It wasn't a book that called to me when I put it down at night......that tells me everything I want to know.
I urge you to visit the other blogs that are hosting this book for TLC. Many of them have loved this book and I really think you need to read more reviews before deciding whether or not this one is right for you!! I think that I'm the only one who didn't love it.!! Here's what other bloggers are saying about The Twelfth Enchantment:
One Book Shy: "The author managed to leave the reader wondering at many points throughout the book exactly who Lucy could really count on. There are many plot twists and turns to keep the suspense high."
A Chick Who Reads: "This is one of those books that lovers of historial fiction will find hard to put down. I know I couldn't. It has so much of everything in it; romance, intrigue, witches and great historical figures and set in one of my favorite periods, Regency England."
Fiction State of Mind: "Liss deftly guides the reader through Lucy's world and the historical elements that shaped England's industrial age. A wonderful engrossing read."
Unabridged Chick: "I love everything about this novel. I love the historical setting and the imaginative, inventive blending of history and fiction. I adore the development of Lucy and her empowering relationship with Mary Crawford, a woman who taught her that magic was real and could be mastered."
Click here for a chance to win a copy of The Twelfth Enchantment and decide for yourself!!
Disclaimer:Thank you to TLC Book Tours for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MYexperience while reading this novel.
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