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The Season

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Great, romantic, and a page turner..what more could you need?

This book is amazing! I could not put it down, I just loved it so much from the beginning all the way to the end. I'm so sad it's over. Ah the ending is ..wow! Loved it!!
Alexandra a.k.a Alex/Minx(cuute nickname from Gavin)/Scamp, is a seventeen year old girl who is st...
This book is amazing! I could not put it down, I just loved it so much from the beginning all the way to the end. I'm so sad it's over. Ah the ending is ..wow! Loved it!!
Alexandra a.k.a Alex/Minx(cuute nickname from Gavin)/Scamp, is a seventeen year old girl who is starting her first season in 19th century London along side her two wonderful best friends, Ella and Vivi. She is dreading everything about it because she doesn't really believe in "The One" the way Vivi does or love in general.
At the balls she is forced to attend, she gains attention from a lot of unlikely candidates. Even some really cute ones like Freddy Stanhope.
Then there's Gavin (awww). Her childhood friend who once saved her from a tree (cute story) and who's always been like a fourth brother to her. He's starting to seem more and more different (in a good way). For some reason Alex never really saw him, until this season and now every time she sees him she practically gets butterflies in her stomach, but he's so busy laughing and dancing with the beautiful Penelope and having to deal with his father's recent death, or was it murder?
I HIGHLY recommend reading this book, you will not be disappointed. It will leave you with a ginormous smile on your face once you've finished it, actually throughout the whole book you'll end up with a ginormous smile on your face. hehe :D
The characters are witty and fun to read about. I just love the dialouge throughout the whole book. With Sarah MacLean's great writing, it all ends up being a great story anyone will fall in love with. It doesn't hurt that there are cute guys with great personalities all over the place. There's Alex's brothers William/Will (23), Nicholas/Nick (21), Christopher/Kit (19), and Freddy the adorable flirt (not her brother). Oh and who can forget the main man, Gavin (23).
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posted by robin_titan on March 3, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Sorta lame.

The synopsis for this book was intriguing to me because it describes it as a thrilling murder mystery with romance for young adults all set in the Regency era. I haven't ever read a book described like this before, and it sounded really good, but it really wasn't. What ...
The synopsis for this book was intriguing to me because it describes it as a thrilling murder mystery with romance for young adults all set in the Regency era. I haven't ever read a book described like this before, and it sounded really good, but it really wasn't. What was disappointing about The Season was the ratio of romance to mystery. It was like a whole pie to a really tiny slice that your mom who is on a diet would order (romance is a whole pie because there was lots of it, and mystery is a tiny slice because it was hardly there.I like pie, okay?). I was waiting for the clues and the sleuthing but it never really came along until the last hundred pages and by then I was so exacerbated I didn't care anymore.
I also found the characters flat. All Alex ever seems to talk/think/dream about is not getting married and not being chased by hotties and I DON'T CARE ANYMORE I GET IT. Her best friends are pretty boring too, mainly because they're all the same and don't serve any purpose other than to agree with each other. "I hate marriage." "So do I." "Me three!" And not to mention Gavin (who is not 'brooding' at all, book jacket), who is so obviously going to cure Alex's aversion to men that its sad.
Overall I would not recommend this book, because its not very good. If you want to read something with mystery and sweet, subtle romance and awesome BFFs, read Libba Bray's A Great and Terrible Beauty.

posted by Posy on July 3, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Love it!

    I really do adore this book. At first I was a little sketchy about it, but as soon as I sat down and read it, I was hooked!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Medecine cat den

    Medecine cat den

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    A fun and easy read.

    On the whole I liked the book, but I found myself aggravated with the 2 main characters with their on and off again relationship. But the ending was a lot of fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Love it

    It was so cool but a bit to love sikaning for me. But I love how Alex just trys to help an old family friend fined out who kiled his father and ends up falling in love with him. ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Great afternoon read!

    Loved this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    I enjoyed it vey much.

    Enjoyed it

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

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    Cute YA story

    Cute story. Definitely not of the caliber of her three adult books (Love by the Numbers series) but a sweet YA version. Definitely enjoyable, even though there's definitely "just" smooching in this one. :-)

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    pretty good

    i started to read this book but if you want a REALLY great book try Delirium By Lauren Oliver therr is no murder but its definantly exciting

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

    cute

    eh what can i say? it was cute and all nice read but nothing spectacular...buy this if you want a little entertainment and have eight bucks burning a hole in your pocket

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  • Posted October 14, 2010

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    I'm a sucker for historical fiction, and I don't think there is enough of it in the YA genre. This one popped up on my radar about the time I picked up The Luxe series by Anna Godberson. I thought it was great and the description doesn't give this story enough credit. It reads very modern with just enough historical aspect to make you realize you reading something set in a different time period.

    I loved Alex. She's head strong and gets away with it in her own family. But, you can tell she knows what is expected of her. Sometimes, this gets the best of her and it's fun to see some of the reactions she gets out of people. I liked watching her debut into society. Despite her insistence that she hates these high society parties, I think part of her enjoys coming into her own. I think what she dislikes are the rules and feeling like she can't choose her own destiny. Her friends Ella and Vivi seem to fit into her world perfectly and each bring a different perspective to the story. They get into scrapes together, but manage to have each others back at the same time.

    I also loved Gavin. He's just the right mix of the boy next door and the one you can not have. He's charming and handsome. I liked watching his feelings change for Alex from brotherly love to something much deeper. I also liked how he struggles with his feelings. It feels very real and not something brought in to bring romance to the story. Plus, the mystery that surrounds his father's death makes the story that much more interesting.

    Overall this book made me realize how much I love YA historical fiction. It's not as heavy on details as regular HF, plus just the right touch of romance. I think this one my be the perfect place to start for those looking to dive into the genre (especially teens). Plus, I think there's room for a sequel!

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

    awesome

    I really loved this book because i like historical fiction. It kept you on the edge of your seat and it just had a really good story line. If you like historical fiction, romance(I hate saying the word romance because it makes me feel like I'm talking about a steamy adult novel), and friends, then you will probably like this book.

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