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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In this way I view her as a very Norma Bates character, because she’s trying to do what’s best for her son but in the only way she knows how. Not one wasn’t a Mary-sure cookie cutter character, and frankly they all bored me to tears, but maybe that’s how Marissa Doyle likes to see the world: What dole could you want?
There’s nothing about these teens that give them a significantly teen voice, if that makes any sense. An enjoyable, quick read which is set during Queen Victoria’s reign, Pen is a spunky heroine who brings forth a story which can be read over and over. Unknown to Pen, however, is that Niall is acting on orders from his mother, who is also a powerful witch.
I for one sure remember it being fun in that there was some fun magic times and some awesome romantic tension. I still look forward to reading The Waterloo Plotdue out later this year, but I can only hope it returns to the form of Doyle’s debut and not this lackluster volume. And the only thing that I knew about Lady Keating’s appearance was that she possessed a green and silver ring which she always wore. Persy was facing a foe who was all about his power hungry machinations, whereas Lady Keating is actually far more complex.
mqrissa And I say that assuming Lady Keating used a spell to compel her cooperation when Pen wavered. Plus, there was this whole thing where he planned to seduce her to save her, and, I’m sorry, but that just made me incredibly uncomfortable. It means romance, but not with a capital “R”. Persy would get very annoying with her constant self-criticism.
Now that Persy has all that she desires and more, Pen feels like she should concentrate on her own life so that she might find those things as gewitching. I also enjoyed the emphasis and the Three Goddesses, who are a very interesting topic in my opinion and added a little more depth to Marissa Doyle’s magic. The twins get repeated nightmares about their governess, which leads them to think Ally is in grave danger.
She has come to Ireland with Ally and her new husband to study magic further. The Goddess the personification of Mother, Crone, Maiden, that is three women and mariasa one is much stronger there than in England, and Pen is exposed to her magic as well, which I thought was really beautiful. The addition of magic made this story different from other regency novels I’ve read. Feb 12, Adriana rated it really liked it Shelves: And that isn’t a good think- especially when her magic is becoming stronger.
While you couldn’t tell the girls apart by looking at them, if you talked to them you would know that they are completely different. The whole book is full of Big Misunderstandings, but it’s actually very understandable. Sure it was far from graphic, but I was really surprised it was in the story at all.
I strongly recommend it to girls around fifteen. It contains a perfect blend of magic, romance, and history. You think her being a witch, she’d I mean, she’s only taken a sudden liking to me, even though it’s been pointed out more than once that she never likes anyone and she only uses people for her advancement The twins eventually discover that it is not only their beloved Ally who is in danger.
Betraying Season is as frustrating as Bewitching Seasonbut I thought the more confident of the two Leland sisters might provide a more compelling narrative.
BEWITCHING SEASON by Marissa Doyle | Kirkus Reviews
But then again, Niall is rumored to be the illegitimate son of Queen Victoria’s uncle, the Duke of Cumberland. I was a little disappointed by how it ended. I really enjoyed the beginning of this.
Yet once again Marissa Doyle comes out on top. As before, interesting to read but not much is written between the lines, which is how I enjoy my books. I really enjoyed this book; it wasn’t perfect or an all time favorite, but it was still a pretty great read. Recommended for female teens and pre-teens looking for a fun, light read.
All this is historically accurate, by the way. First, I have to say that Betraying Season is by far the better book of the two not that that’s saying that much. But I’ve read enough Jane Austen to realize there isn’t anything the girls could do about this.
They only clue they have to her whereabouts is a note apologizing for her absence. Jan 10, Angelc rated it it was amazing Shelves: Doyle’s debut novel and absolutely cannot wait for the sequel which will be out sometime next year why oh why does it have to be that far away?!
Putting the two together created an amazing book that I instantly fell in love with. First off, some of the phrases used were strange. Even the main plot was substandard at best. View all 13 comments.
Sometimes it’s charming, and I smiled a few times at clever bits most often including the main character’s precocious little brother Charlesbut it suffers from a couple of fundamental problems which keep it from being a book that I would strongly recommend or keep to read over and over.
Such a cute read!