Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Season by Sarah MacLean

Lady Alexandra Stafford has just turned seventeen and begun her London Season. Alex isn't looking forward to the luncheons, countless balls and other events that will showcase her talents in hopes of finding a suitable husband, one with money and a title. Alex is different than most young ladies; she's most certainly not a "delicate flower" and loathes the fact that many men believe women to be their intellectual inferiors. But when she begins to see her brothers' friend Gavin in a new light, she might actually want to attend those balls and luncheons. That is, until Alex finds out that Gavin's father's death may have not been an accident, but murder. With her two friends Ella and Vivi, Alex is determined to find the murderer and and steal Gavin's heart in one fell swoop.

The Season is definitely one of the best books I've read in a long time. I love mysteries, romance and historical fiction, so this book is a perfect fit. Alex is not like most girls living in 1815 - she doesn't want to be courted or attend any balls or dances. She's smart and funny, a perfect combination for some witty dialogue. All of the characters meshed well together, from her friends, three older brothers, even the villains of the story. And I must mention the love interest Gavin. He was such a great character: very handsome, very romantic and believed in the same things as Alex. Even though the mystery aspect of this book could have been better fleshed out, The Season kept me flipping pages to find out what happened next.

8 out of 10.

Release Date: March 1, 2009


Bookworm said...

This one came in the mail this week, and it sounds soooo good, I can't wait to start! Great review! (:

TheBookworm said...

This book is everywhere! I've got to get a copy somehow. I'm feeling so out of the loop... :)

robin_titan said...

I REALLY liked this book too.

I agree about the mystery part. :)