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Sorcery and Cecelia
Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
Kate and Cecelia, two cousins living in an alternate Regency England where magic is real, encounter wizards, sorcerers, and mysterious plots
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sprainedbrain
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A very light, YA regency romantic fantasy. Really cute, and the bits of humor and wizardry kept me interested, although it took me longer to read than expected.

I especially love the concept: this is an epistolary novel that consists of letters between two cousins/friends: Cecelia is stuck in the country while Kate is out for a season in London and magical mystery ensues. The two authors each wrote a character—that works well!

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sprainedbrain I probably wouldn‘t have read this if it weren‘t for the #popsugar challenge... it‘s sort of a cozy and those aren‘t my favorite genre at all. I needed a book by two female authors, and this fit the bill. Glad I read it! 🙌🏻 3mo
batsy I enjoyed it, too. Sweet and light! 3mo
Amie I've had this on my kindle for so long, and I really need to get around to reading it! 3mo
MaureenMc I, too, have had the ebook for ages, but haven‘t gotten to it yet. I didn‘t realize it was epistolary- my favorite genre! (Wait, is epistolary considered a genre? 🤔) 3mo
rubyslippersreads I love this book! 2mo
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EmilieGR
Sorcery & Cecelia: Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
Mehso-so

Pretty good if very light

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emtobiasz
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A bit of magic and mystery this morning with an attentive lap dog. (She‘s just thrilled I don‘t have to work today!) 🐶 #rereading #dogsoflitsy #beaglesoflitsy

BookishMarginalia Awwwww! 11mo
batsy So sweet! 11mo
DGRachel 💖💖 11mo
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Bindrosbookshelf
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Excuse my Leslie Knope bag that I propped my books up on but I couldn‘t wait until my train arrived home before sharing what I got today! So excited 😍
Pulp Fiction bookstore, you win again 🙌 #bookhaul #allthescifiandfantasyplease

Sue That looks like your weekend sorted! 12mo
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AmberJoy
Sorcery & Cecelia: Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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Charming little book and was a perfect read for when you want a little romance, fantasy and mystery. I look forward to the rest of the trilogy

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YouBookMe
Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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Forgot to do #manicmonday #letterS on Monday, so here‘s my late entry just in time for Thanksgiving! @JoScho

📖 Sorcery and Cecelia, by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
✒️ Maggie Stiefvater
📺 Sherlock
🍣 Sushi

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 1y
Sharpeipup ❤️ Sherlock! 1y
YouBookMe @Sharpeipup It‘s so good! 1y
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bookandbedandtea
Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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It's 60 degrees (happy place!) and I have my tea, my book, my stitching, my tablet, and my sofa.... Sunday may now commence. 😁

AmyG Sounds wonderful. Love the mug! 1y
bookandbedandtea @AmyG Me too! I may have way too many of these Starbucks city mugs. And now they've redesigned them so I have to collect the new series too! 😉 1y
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Andydear
Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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"I find that most amusing, don't you?"

"Not really," I said, and spilt my chocolate on her.

smilingshelves I love these books! 1y
Andydear @smilingshelves im pumped to get the next one from the library tomorrow!! 1y
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batsy
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A mash-up of #Regency romance, cosy mystery and magic. I enjoyed the first one (Sorcery & Cecelia, left) but the charm started to wear thin in the next two.

#150PnPCoverParty @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

kspenmoll Those covers!!! 2y
LeahBergen Oh, cool! 2y
Linsy Oooh, this is on my TBR, but my kindle version doesn‘t have those covers. So pretty! 2y
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CrowCAH Oh neat, cozy mysteries of the Regency era; have to tell my Mom about those! 2y
batsy @kspenmoll @Linsy The covers are really enticing :) 2y
batsy @CrowCAH They're light and fun 👍 2y
rohit-sawant Wonderful covers! 2y
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WeirdLibraryLady
Sorcery & Cecelia: Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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This was a cute little book! It wasn't a terrific or life changing book really, but I enjoyed it. It was fun and light. I think middle schoolers and young teens would really like it. Cecelia and Kate have a great relationship.

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ferskner
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Technically they're cousins, but I think that Kate and Cecelia (and the authors who write them) feel like the best of #girlfriends. #anditsaugust @RealLifeReading

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bookwrm526
Sorcery & Cecelia: Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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I thought this book was hilarious and the perfect brain candy for a busy long weekend. I'm intrigued by the idea that it started as a Letter Game between the two authors. The subtitle is The Enchanted Chocolate Pot, so I found a picture of one on the web.

Mariposa_Bookworm The pot is gorgeous! 3y
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ScrappyMags
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I really really hated this book. One of those books that many loved and I... well I REALLY didn't. 🤢🤢🤢🤣🤣🤣#didntlikeitstillfinished #marchintoreading

Marchpane 🎃🤢🤣🤣🤣 3y
TrishB Great pic! 3y
ScrappyMags @TrishB thanks! I had a message to convey but didn't want to thoroughly turn everyone off lol! 👍🏼 3y
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kspenmoll That pumpkin!!!!🎃 3y
Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 3y
Reviewsbylola You definitely conveyed your message lol. 3y
melbeautyandbooks This pic is fantastic! 3y
Lakesidemusing Haha... great photo! 3y
ScrappyMags @melbeautyandbooks it's an Internet steal 👍🏼 3y
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aeeklund
Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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Some of my favorite examples of #epistolary novels are the Cecelia & Kate books by Wrede and Stevermer, who wrote them by writing letters to each other as their characters, two cousins dealing with the London Season in the midst of magical hijinks. Absolutely hilarious and delightfully fun, these books remain some of my favorites. (I discovered book 1 is missing; I must have foisted it upon yet another friend.) #readjanuary 💫🍫☕️🗝🇬🇧

elkeo_TheBookDragon I posted book 1 today! I LOVE these books! 3y
aeeklund @elkeo YESSSSS! I'm so glad you love them, too! I was so upset when I couldn't find book 1. Guess it's an excuse to buy a hardcover... >.> 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon I have multiple copies 😁 I think my post is just on a different/duplicate title listing than yours... 3y
aeeklund @elkeo You were right; I had a weird edition linked to that post. I changed it to the one I (somewhere? Maybe still?) have. 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Ah, now we are organized! 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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Another #repost of an earlier review for #epistolary novel lovers. This one has both magic and a Regency England setting. I love that it began as a Letters game between two author friends!
It is also part of the #sirensreadingchallenge 😉
Previous review:
http://litsy.com/p/ZW4zT1RQR1dr

#readjanuary #epistolarynovels

LectricSheep This looks so interesting! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon It's SO good! And a series, if you like it 😁 3y
brandymuses This book doesn't get nearly enough love! 3y
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thec0zy I've always meant to read this!! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @brandymuses I agree! That is why I reposted😁 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 I LOVE THIS BOOK. ♥️ 3y
RealLifeReading Sounds fun! Haven't heard of this! 3y
Claireluana Sounds super fun! 3y
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ozma.of.oz
Sorcery & Cecelia: Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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Some YA fantasy for you all, with some rather grandiose titles. These books inspired my love for epistolary novels. (And yes, it does bother me that they are not all the same edition) #longtitle (s) #booktober @RealLifeReading

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Bookbeez
Sorcery & Cecelia: Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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An entertaining and fluffy regency read with magic, mystery, meddlesome aunts, and two cousins stuck in the middle of it all. I enjoyed this quite a bit. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from more serious reads.

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rubyslippersreads
Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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One day late for #recommendsday, but this fanciful, Regency-era omnibus is on sale today. 😀📚❤️

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Mariliel
Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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This was an obvious #favauthorcolab for today's #augustphotochallenge. I love both these authors, and @Wandering_Resident and I started so many letter games in high school after reading this! (Did we ever make it past about the 3rd letter?...)

Wandering_Resident I think we made it to 5 once! Every time I re-read that book I want to start another letter game 😎 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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This epistolary novel of 'Magic and mystery in Regency London' is remarkable because it started as a 'Letter Game' between 2 author friends - they wrote letters (this was the 80s when that still happened!) to each other in character without ever revealing plot ideas. At the end they realized they had a book🙂 Thankfully this mass pb original was rereleased in HC years later so weirdos like me could have duplicate copies📚 #authorcollab

Blair_Reads That is so interesting!! 3y
rubyslippersreads I love this series! 📚💕 3y
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Laalaleighh Oooh, I love epistolary novels! This looks amazing. Stacked 📚 3y
Laalaleighh @elkeo that is exciting!! I wonder if my bookstore/library will have these or if I will have to order them from the dreaded Amazon. 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Laalaleighh Library is possible. Or order from an indie! Powell's in Portland is a fun one to order from if you don't have any locals... 3y
Laalaleighh Oooh, I never ever considered ordering from an indie. I wasn't aware that was something a person could do. Great idea!!! Sorry bookstore killing behemoth, you're not getting my money today!!! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Laalaleighh Powell's is def awesome since they have used books too. Poke around on Indiebound.org if you want to find others or see indie bestseller lists & other news. Indies have character! 3y
Laalaleighh @elkeo will do for sure!! Thank you! 3y
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emtobiasz
Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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Authors Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer created these epistolary novels (this volume collects two) by each creating a character and writing to each other. Consider them YA Regency romance with magic!
#augustofpages #authorcollab #bookphotochallenge

pppooraikul Great choice! 😁 I've always loved Wrede's work. 3y
Broke_Girl_Reads I was thinking about posting this one too! I loved these books as a kid. They were my introduction to regency era fiction and I've had a soft spot for that time period ever since 3y
iread2much Are these the same books as sorcery and Cecelia? 3y
emtobiasz @iread2much yes, this volume has Sorcery and Cecelia and The Grand Tour. I think there's also a third. 3y
iread2much Awesome! Those were also my first regency books 😄 3y
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Jesskathkarl
Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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Always love to come back to this book. Been reread so many times that the cover is rolling up! Love rereading a bit before bed. Always inspires me to write and be creative! Patricia C Wrede is one of my favourite writers!

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