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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

North by Northanger - Carries Bebris

So I did pick up the next book in Carrie Bebris’ Jane Austen inspired mystery series during last Saturday’s library trip. This book, as you can tell from the title, marries the Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey worlds.

I was actually pretty proud of myself for figuring out who the villain of the book was not to far into the action, though it turns out there was a bit more to the villainy going on then I picked up on, so I was still surprised at the end. Still, I think this is my least favorite of the three books so far. Catherine from Northanger Abbey only makes an appearance by name (Henry Tilney is a part of the action), which was a bit disappointing. And what the Darcys chose to name their first child still irritates me a day after I finished the book. So not period appropriate! That said, it was a fun book, and I’m sure I’ll pick up the next one from the library once it’s out in the fall.

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