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Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (1988) Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

I had somehow managed to forget how marvelous this story is.

Kate and Cecy are two young ladies in Edwardian England–where there is magic. Kate has been sent to London for her Coming Out during the Season, while her cousin Cecelia remains at home.

When Kate attends the investiture of Sir Hilary in the College of Magicians, she stumbles into a strange garden where she is captured by a strange woman, but manages to escape. (Because both Cecy and Kate *do* rescue themselves.)

And they are also great fun.

Cecy, you know I can tell falsehoods . No matter who looks at me, for how long, I can tell bouncers so enormous even Aunt Charlotte does not think to question them.

The language is marvelous, and although the letters don’t precisely sound as if they were written by two teenagers, they are marvelous all the same.

This is an utterly marvelous story, and suitable for younger teens as well as adults.
Rating: 10/10

Published by Open Road Media Teen & Tween

Categories: 10/10, Alternate History, British, Fantasy, Young Adult     Comments (0)    



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