Sorcery and Cecelia, Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot

Sorcery and Cecelia, Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot

Being the Correspondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding Various Magical Scandals in London and the Country

eBook - 2012
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Two girls contend with sorcery in England's Regency age Since they were children, cousins Kate and Cecelia have been inseparable. But in 1817, as they approach adulthood, their families force them to spend a summer apart. As Cecelia fights boredom in her small country town, Kate visits London to mingle with the brightest lights of English society. At the initiation of a powerful magician into the Royal College of Wizards, Kate finds herself alone with a mysterious witch who offers her a sip from a chocolate pot. When Kate refuses the drink, the chocolate burns through her dress and the witch disappears. It seems that strange forces are convening to destroy a beloved wizard, and only Kate and Cecelia can stop the plot. But for two girls who have to contend with the pressures of choosing dresses and beaux for their debuts, deadly magic is only one of their concerns. This ebook features illustrated biographies of Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the authors' personal collections.
Publisher: [United States] : No Publisher : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Stevermer, Caroline
hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Enchanted chocolate pot
ISBN: 9781453254677


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Aug 25, 2016

I read this when it first came out. I love that the authors wrote it together without knowing what the other was doing with her plot.

CRRL_VirginiaJohnson Nov 13, 2015

The world of Jane Austen (though not her specific characters) becomes infused with magic. Delightful characters, determined heroines and puzzling heroes. There are two more in the series after this, but the first is the most engaging.

Jul 19, 2015

A YA Regency romance plus magic is essentially my ideal genre of book--and this is BY FAR the best one I've ever read in this (very specific) category. Cecelia and Kate are absolute delights; the period details are so spot-on that current adult Regency authors should aspire to live up to this standard; Thomas and James are excellent love interests; I love the everyday nature of the magic, and how the conflict is more personal and everyday than, like, THE FATE OF THE KINGDOM. Funny, charming, romantic, imaginative--I can't find enough great things to say about this book.

Jun 16, 2014

I liked it. It was cute

Perhaps the most lovely portion of the book is the distinguished pedigree (As some may have said in the Times of Affianced Regency-and Indian poverty and rampant imperialism) of fun Caroline Stevermer and Wrede had writing it. And, it shows.
Two Young Ladies of Quality - i.e. Cecelia (Wrede) and Kate (Stevermer)-are the narrators, and as this is an epistolary novel its "writers". They may be a little easy to mix up, but as long as you pay mind to it... it won't be too dreadful.
(Personally, I disliked the love interests. Certainly the Marquis, tho' I did not not like James. Unfortunately the writers seem to write Kate's...(?) romance more.)

Anyway, it is a fine, lovely, escapist, and almost fluffy adventure.

Feb 19, 2013

Feather-light and rather entertaining epistolatory novel set in England just after the Napoleonic wars. Moderately but not intrusively Austenesque.

May 12, 2011

I love the way this was written, not in the usual style but in letters. A die-hard fantasy addict, this was a wonderful read for me >.<

Mar 08, 2011

It had some pacing issues and a few continuity problems, but it was pretty entertaining overall. It was really predictable for me, but I'm just a bit older than the target audience.

Sep 14, 2009

A very interesting sweet little book with the added benefit of being an interesting exercise in writing as it is a set of letters written between two people.

Aug 24, 2009

This was a fun and a light read.

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Nov 03, 2013

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Oct 21, 2014

"Not really" I said and spilt my chocolate on her.


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