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Sorcery and Cecelia: Or the Enchanted Chocolate Potby Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
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A great deal is happening in London and the country this season.
For starters, there's the witch who tried to poison Kate at the Royal College of Wizards. There's also the man who seems to be spying on Cecelia. (Though he's not doing a very good job of it--so just what are his intentions?) And then there's Oliver. Ever since he was turned into a tree, he hasn't bothered to tell anyone where he is.
Clearly, magic is a deadly and dangerous business. And the girls might be in fear for their lives . . . if only they weren't having so much fun!
The prim and proper world of Regency England crossed with the wizardly doings of high fantasy--now that's something to write home about!
When a traveling medicine show arrives in Natalies small Missouri town, she feels in her gut that something about this caravan of healers is a bit off. Her uneasiness leads her to investigate the intricate maze of the medicine show, where she discovers a horrible truth and realizes that only she has the power to set things right.
Set in 1914, The Boneshaker is a gripping, richly textured novel about family, community, courage, and looking evil directly in the face in order to conquer it.
The prim and proper world of Regency England is crossed with the wizardly doings of high fantasy in this tale, told in the correspondence of Kate and Cecelia, two young ladies who become inadvertently involved in various magical scandals in London and the country.
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A 2011 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
When a traveling medicine show arrives in Natalieand#8217;s small Missouri town, she feels in her gut that something about this caravan of healers is a bit off. Her uneasiness leads her to investigate the intricate maze of the medicine show, where she discovers a horrible truth and realizes that only she has the power to set things right.and#160;
Set in 1914,The Boneshakeris a gripping, richly textured novel about family, community, courage, and looking evil directly in the face in order to conquer it.
"Not to be confused with Cherie Priest's steampunk novel of the same name (though there is just the barest whiff of steampunk here), this historical fantasy uses the classic devil-at-the-crossroads motif as the foundation for an elaborate and intricate gearwork story set in the little town of Arcane, Missouri, in 1913...Both impressive and ambitious, Milford's first novel rarely overreaches as it lays out an eerie and atmospheric vision of early-twentieth-century Americana, electrified by supernatural traces and a generously complex look at good, evil, and the wide swath in between."and#8212;Booklist, starred review
"The tale is shrouded in mystery and explores themes of gaining confidence and recognizing evil, and Milford's detail-rich prose makes it all the more haunting ("In the gaslight and what morning sun that filtered through the heavy curtains, startling shapes began to resolve themselves into familiar objects. Seeing them clearly didn't make her like them any better")."and#8212;Publishers Weekly
"This unusual story, with elements of folklore, tall tales and steampunk, has rich details of small-town America in the early 20th century as well as the impact of budding technology. Natalie is a well-drawn protagonist with sturdy supporting characters around her. The tension built into the solidly constructed plot is complemented by themes that explore the literal and metaphorical role of crossroads and that thin line between good and evil."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
Kate Milford lives in Brooklyn, New York. She has written for stage and screen, and is a regular travel columnist at www.nagspeake.com.The Boneshakerand#160;is her first book. To find out more about Kate and her work, visit www.clockworkfoundry.com.
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