Thursday, October 9, 2014

Book Review: Glamour in Glass

Glamour in Glass (Glamourist Histories, #2)

Glamour in Glass

Author: Mary Robinette Kowal

Publisher:  Tor Books
Publish Date: April 10, 2012
Series: Glamourist Histories #2
Book Rating 4/5
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Publisher's Description 
Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence. This magic comes in the form of glamour, which allows talented users to form practically any illusion they can imagine. Shades debuted to great acclaim and left readers eagerly awaiting its sequel. Glamour in Glass continues following the lives of beloved main characters Jane and Vincent, with a much deeper vein of drama and intrigue.In the tumultuous months after Napoleon abdicates his throne, Jane and Vincent go to Belgium for their honeymoon. While there, the deposed emperor escapes his exile in Elba, throwing the continent into turmoil. With no easy way back to England, Jane and Vincent’s concerns turn from enjoying their escaping it. Left with no outward salvation, Jane must persevere over her trying personal circumstances and use her glamour to rescue her husband from prison...and hopefully prevent her newly built marriage from getting stranded on the shoals of another country's war.

Book received:  Rented 

Why I Picked it up: I loved the cover. The idea of glamour a slight change of appearance and you are someone else was interesting.  These novel is set after the of Napoleon  and it is safe to travel to the Continent. This is were Jane our heroin and Vincet our hero plan to honeymoon. They end up in Binche, Belgium and quite little place that seems out of the way of intrigue and mischief  but this is not so. 

We learn the going on at the same time our heroin dose, though the hints and clue laced about are wonder add to the richness of the world.  In Belgium, Jane attempts to trap illusions in glass, thus making it able to be mass produced. Her  husband's Sphere Obscurie is sought after by many people and has many uses. 

Why I finished it: This was the book I was drawn to and the reason i read Shades of Milk and Honey. I am glad I read both of them and hope to read the third soon. 

Who I would give it to: Someone want a book written in the style of Jan Austin but with a touch of magic. I would also suggest 
Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate PotThe Grand Tour  and The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After, these are written by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

Have a berry orange day,

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