Discussion Questions for Bewitching Season (pdf format) (Persy) and Penelope (Pen) Leland are anticipating their first London season with mixed feelings. Chapter One. April –Mage’s Tutterow, Hampshire, England. “My God, Persy, you killed him!” “I did not!” the Honourable Persephone Leland snapped back. Betraying Season. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Square Fish Paperback $ ($ CAN) ISBN Read an excerpt.

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Hard feelings and lies take the place of love when Lady Keating sees her son as a threat to her plans to destroy the reigning Queen. It wasn’t until I finished the book and was seasob about it when I realised that I was never able to fully visualise any of the characters. The premise is such fun, the writing and character development need work. Inspired by Austen besitching the Regency writers, this novel is set in England at the time when Victoria was Princess.

Wilson rated it liked it Shelves: Both are using the Princess as a power chip, and want to remain in control of her even beyond her coronation. Refresh and try again.

He’s a strong character in his own right, and I’d bewitchihg to see a book about him later on.

Betraying Season

The interesting and relatively original plot as fairytales go bewihching a sweet narrative that has some substance too. Keating and Corkwobble tells Pen that Mrs. Persy was facing a foe who was all about his power hungry machinations, whereas Lady Keating is actually far more complex. We get two or three scenes about magic, and even those are lackluster at best. I want to write mini-vacations for readers–give you seaxon that are fun and satisfying and put you into a good mood for when you close my books, smile, and step back out into the real world.

Though magic plays a major part, the story, with references to historical bewwitching and events, is firmly grounded in reality. As well as that, it seemed to me much of the dialogue and phrases that were used were extremely modern-sounding and wouldn’t sound out of place in a ya contemporary book.


Jan 04, Elizabeth Miss Eliza rated it it was amazing Shelves: I became a little frustrated with the main character’s blindness about certain things, but I was able to ignore that frustration for the most part.

Bewitching Season (Leland Sisters, book 1) by Marissa Doyle

Secondly, it’s in London, and back then no one ever just came right out and said what they meant. As before, interesting to read but not much is written between the lines, which is how I enjoy my books. There was nothing else you could do?

Books by Marissa Doyle. Pen takes center stage as this novel’s protagonist. Lady Keating is actually a powerful and dangerous witch who has bewitchiing Pen out to help her with a nasty bit of intrigue.

This book was set in Ireland, and contained different sorts of magical references. Mar 15, Katrina Hohensee rated it really liked it.

The Fairy realm, the Triple Goddess, all of it ties into what makes Ireland so distinctive. To ask other readers questions about Bewitching Seasonplease sign up. This time is a whirl of dresses and balls, teas in fancy sitting rooms, supper out, etc.

She really doesn’t want anything to do with finding a husband or dancing the night away in a dress that she can hardly breathe in.

Betraying Season (Leland Sisters, #2) by Marissa Doyle

She meets Niall, and cue the lovely romance and it was cute when it started! To ask other readers questions about Betraying Seasonplease sign up. Sep 10, Mela rated it liked it Shelves: But right as the inevitable season for “coming out” is about to begin, In London, young daughters of viscounts pined for handsome, titled husbands, not careers.

And who wouldn’t want to have Charles as a brother? I wish I could give this 3. There was no flow or even attempt to connect the side plots. But I’ve read enough Jane Austen to realize there isn’t anything the girls could do about doylee. I would have liked to see more action, but it was a good read.


But the climax itself is exciting. I felt sometimes that she was pushing too hard. But, and I’ll admit it, the romance in this one was a little more prominent.

But all of his other male students seem to resent her inclusion into the study sessions. They are in the land of the fae, Ireland, and they should dogle better. And that was not acceptable. This “Other” magic very much ties into the very fiber of what it is to be Irish and their myths and legends.

Or are just so surprising and inventive, they make me wish I had the author’s brain.

Doyoe it necessary to centre the primary relationship around his trying to convince her to let him ruin her in order to save her? And that is what this book does, it’s the way of the world for Pen and Pen just goes with it. Which meant he completely lost my disrespect.

The first book really focused on Persy, the bookish twin. Before too long, heis as thoroughly in love with Pen as she has with him. Historical romance with intrigue with magic. She loves all thoughts that have to do with future dances and possible husbands. Why can’t she pull that out of her ass like she does with everything else?