“It is a book about two girls that send each other notes.”Emily (A.K.A. Emy) wrote this review Tuesday, March 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed reading this book! I liked the setting of Victorian England and the element of magic/sorcerery . I also like the format which was letters back and forth between cousins.”Kacey R wrote this review Monday, February 28, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Brilliant, Chic Flick Book!”Lanelle Hilling wrote this review Tuesday, February 15, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A very funny exploration of faux "magical" Georgian England through an exchange of letters between two cousins, Kate and Cecelia. Sometimes it made me laugh out loud!
Reading it again (February 2013) since I bought my own copy for Kindle.”
“she is one of my favorite authors ever”olyvia b wrote this review Monday, September 27, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sorcery and Cecelia is a great book because it is an effective brew of a pinch of comedy 2 tablespoons of romance and a cup of magic. In this story two cousins send letters back and forth two each other. One cousin is called cecilia and is at home. The other cousin is called Kate, she is in the the big city. Through these letters kate falls in love with a young count called Thomas, and for Cecilia she ends up being one very powerful sorceress. The reason why I rated this book four stars was because it has "an effective brew of a pinch of comedy 2 tablespoons of romance and a cup of magic." ( as Naina says).
I hope you all will be spellbound by this book.”
“It was so boring I couldn't get past the first few pages.”LookingForStars wrote this review Saturday, July 10, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The story is written as letters between two young ladies of a magical Regency England. Kate and Cecelia write about their encounters with wizards’ intent on stealing the magic from others. This is a fantasy-Regency romance, a gentle read for teens and up.”Cheryl P wrote this review Thursday, July 1, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Note: the below is an excerpt from the blog my friend and I do (http://persyandarty.blogspot.com), where we review books every week. Please check it out.
Being the Correspondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding Various Magical Scandals in London and the Country.
Historical fiction set in an alternate England, told in the form of letters written by two cousins to each other. Please tell me I'm not the only one this appeals to.
Katherine Talgarth, or Kate, is taken to London with her younger sister Georgina and their Aunt Charlotte for Kate's season, while Cecelia Rushton, or Cecy, Kate's cousin, is left at home in the country. The entire book is made up of their letters to each other, describing what is going on.
In London, Kate, who is remarkably clumsy but brilliant at improvisation, wanders right into the middle of a conspiracy. She slips through a door into a garden to find a woman sitting at a table with a spectacularly blue chocolate pot. The woman invites her to take some chocolate with her, seeming to think that Kate is someone called 'Thomas'. Kate only just escapes the strange tea party intact.
Meanwhile, back in the country, there is a new neighbor of Cecy's who seems to have entranced all the young men in the area. At the same time, Cecy begins to notice one James Tarleton attempting to sneak around (he's not very good at it), spying on Dorothea, the girl who is charming the rest of the town. In her attempt to get to the bottom of it, Cecy discovers her magical talent and begins to try to teach herself magic.
It's not long before things are getting completely out of control. Oliver, Cecy's brother, has gone missing, Kate has become betrothed, and Cecy has found a very interesting book in Sir Hilary's library...
I'd recommend this book to fantasy readers, fans of the uniquely told story, or anyone who just loves a good tale full of interesting quirks. Definitely one of my favorites.