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I just finished reading
Without A Summer
(Glamourist Histories #3)
By: Mary Robinette Kowal
Genre: Regency fantasy / Fantasy of manners
First published in 2013
When Jane and Vincent receive a commission from a prominent family in London, they decide to take it, and take Jane’s sister Melody with them. They hope the change of scenery will do her good and her marriage prospects – and mood – will be brighter in London. Once there, talk is of nothing but the crop failures caused by the cold and increased unemployment of the coldmongers, which have provoked riots in several cities to the north. With each passing day, it’s more difficult to avoid getting embroiled in the intrigue, none of which really helps Melody’s chances for romance.
I just finished the book this morning, and it was my favourite of the series so far. The first book had its own kind of charm, while the second just fell a bit flat for me. This one had by far the strongest plot, although I was often squirming while reading it, since the villain was so offputting!
Last Week I Finished
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll – 5/5 stars
Chroniques de Jérusalem by Guy Delisle – 3.5/5 stars
What is up next
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black