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Sorcery and Cecelia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Review:Sorcery & Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede 4 STARS This

Review:Sorcery & Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede
4 STARS This is an interesting background to writing a novel. They played a game called a letter game and would write letters back and forth in character and not mention plot. Now days if kids did that it would be short...
Review:Sorcery & Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede
4 STARS This is an interesting background to writing a novel. They played a game called a letter game and would write letters back and forth in character and not mention plot. Now days if kids did that it would be short texts. I enjoyed it but would have been better if I read it instead of listening to my kindle. It broke and I could not look at screen if I was lost.(did not handle evacuating very well.) Thier is nothing in hear that is objectional unless you believe magic is wrong. The story two main characters never come in contact with each other except by letters. Kate and Cecelia are cousins and quite close till the summer of 1817. Kate was sent to come out for a season in London and Cecelia at home in her small country home. The two cousins tell each other everything that is going on. Thier is a world of magic that exists. This story is different and as an air of uniqueness to it. As they both battle in thier way against evil and find love along the way. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 05/22/2012 PUB Open Road

posted by rhonda1111RL on July 1, 2012

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Overall this was an enjoyable read. I didn't quite know what to

Overall this was an enjoyable read. I didn't quite know what to expect from the cover and the title gave me the impression that this was more of a juvenile book. That was a very incorrect assumption. This book should be firmly placed in the YA category and would be espe...
Overall this was an enjoyable read. I didn't quite know what to expect from the cover and the title gave me the impression that this was more of a juvenile book. That was a very incorrect assumption. This book should be firmly placed in the YA category and would be especially enjoyable for older teenage girls or even adult women. The story is told in letters between Cecelia (Cecy) and her cousin, Kate. The interplay between the two is charming. They are both smart and witty among a slew of vapid women out to marry as well as possible. The element of magic is woven pretty seamlessly into early 1800's society. It's a main point to the plot but the author doesn't bash you over the head with big showy magic tricks.

The plot is entertaining, but not surprising. I enjoyed it while reading but when I put it down I didn't feel like I had to immediately pick it back up. Perhaps that's because I had a pretty good idea what was going to happen next. The plot was predictable. Everything is tied up neatly at the end and it is satisfying although not unexpected. If there were some kind of twist or anything at all out of the ordinary I would have given an extra star.

The real strength of this book is in it's dialogue. It is witty and funny and it's what I really liked best about the book.

posted by CherieReads on June 15, 2012

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  • Posted July 1, 2012

    Review:Sorcery & Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede 4 STARS This

    Review:Sorcery & Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede
    4 STARS This is an interesting background to writing a novel. They played a game called a letter game and would write letters back and forth in character and not mention plot. Now days if kids did that it would be short texts. I enjoyed it but would have been better if I read it instead of listening to my kindle. It broke and I could not look at screen if I was lost.(did not handle evacuating very well.) Thier is nothing in hear that is objectional unless you believe magic is wrong. The story two main characters never come in contact with each other except by letters. Kate and Cecelia are cousins and quite close till the summer of 1817. Kate was sent to come out for a season in London and Cecelia at home in her small country home. The two cousins tell each other everything that is going on. Thier is a world of magic that exists. This story is different and as an air of uniqueness to it. As they both battle in thier way against evil and find love along the way. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 05/22/2012 PUB Open Road

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2014

    Just for fun

    A clever way to write a book. Both authors are a delight and together they mix up lots of fun. I'm now reading the other books in the series and enjoying the lovely sillyness of them all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    A Fun Read

    A fun, light-hearted novel that Jane Austen could have written if she had magic on her mind. The series of letters format could have been annoying, instead it is charming. At times hilarious, this is a great novel for escaping the mundane realities of everyday life.

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  • Posted March 1, 2009

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    I really enjoyed Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot. The whole story is told by the letters the two main characters write to each other during the course of the book. These characters are the cousins Cecelia and Katherine, who happen to be best friends. Kate and her younger sister Georgy are off to London for a glittering first season while Cecy is left home in her family's estate in Essex. The mischief begins when Kate goes through a portal, is mistaken for someone else and is almost poisoned by an evil witch. Back in Essex, Cecy has befriended the beautiful Dorothea Griscomb, who's ability to make men fall in love her is just like magic. Both cousins are caught up in magical intruige, all during the backdrop 1817 England, the only difference being magic exists and is acknowledged. Sometimes humorous, sometimes suspenseful, and sprinkled with romance, this novel is a witty engaging tale that I would definitely reccomend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2005

    What a clever idea!

    I really enjoyed this book. It took a few pages to really get into the story, but once I did, I had fun reading through. The blend of friendship and magic is wonderful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2005

    Great!

    Fun and romantic, yet full of mystery and adventure. I recommend this book to any young adult readers who are interested in fantasy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2004

    a review

    While the story didn't capture me as much as I had hoped, this book has a great style to it. I loved the setting and characters and I LOVE the idea of two people actually writing letters back and forth to eachother as characters. A so-called Letter Game. In fact I liked it so much that my friend and I are doing it ourselves with our own characters. It is so much fun. All in all this book was decent, I've read better and I've read worse, but the concept was really cool.

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