Saturday, March 28, 2009

Book Inspection: The Season by Sarah MacLean

Plot Sketch:
Alex isn't like all of the other debs coming out this season... and she has the mouth to prove it. She's not sure about marriage, courtship, or any of the girlishness that comes with her first Season. She's spent a lot of time with her three older bachelor brothers and doesn't see why she should have to get married, c'mon. Early on she finds out that her neighbor has died, and throughout the book you get a mystery about his death, conspiracy and all.

I Heart It. I'm even giving my copy to a friend so that she can read it, but asking for it back, which I don't usually do.

The Gauntlet:

At what location does most of the story take place?
mostly London, England

What is the main character's name?
Lady Alexandra Stafford, or Alex for short

Does I Heart Monster like the main character?
For sure.

How long did it take I Heart Monster to finish the book?
1.5 days.

Did I Heart Monster get stuck at any points in the book? If so, why?
Absolutely not. It was a page turner for sure.

Is this a good read for Monster?
Nope - I would not recommend it for straight men.

What, if anything, would I Heart Monster change to make the book more interesting?
I can't think of a single thing, and that's saying a lot for a critical person such as myself.

Does the author have a website?
MacLeanSpace is her blog. It's great. If you read this book, you can take a picture of it 'in it's natural habitat' and email it to Sarah and she'll post it on the map on the sidebar. Super cute idea.

Acquire It:

Used: eBay $12.64 (includes shipping)
New: Amazon $12.95 (free ship with $25)
*prices accurate at of time of posting. subject to change.


Anonymous said...

Okay, first let me say that I like your format of Q&A very much, and may use something similar on my own blog someday. Makes it easy to stay focused and keep the reviews standard.

This particular book, however, sounds fun, but as a history buff, I get hung up sometimes on authenticity. It would be extremely unrealistic for a young woman in 1815 to THINK this way, let alone act it. Yes, it's fun as escapism and I've read my share of Regency romances! And this author sounds wonderful, too, so thanks for the review.

I Heart Monster said...

I'm glad you like the format :o)

I understand your historical hang-ups. I really do. But I eat up the escapism :o) Check out Sarah MacLean's blog, and you can follow her on twitter too - she's fun.