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The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels, by India Holton

teapotgoblin's review

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

erton's review

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2.0

Giving this one 2 stars because I really enjoyed the writing style but almost DNF'd because of the heavily implied statutory r*pe and multiple instances of incest.

lilsandwitch's review

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3.0

The writing style for this book is so fun; it borders on Mel Brooks-ian. Piratical ladies, parental issues, a keen sense of humor--what's not to love?

The answer is a significant portion of the book.

As fun and campy as this was, Cecilia never gets to be the capable badass that she consistently describes herself as. She comes across as the least capable of the ladies. While that is acknowledged at the end of the book to comedic effect, the reader isn't given a lot to actually love about her. Ned, the pirate-but-also-employed-by-royalty love interest, does far too much saving the day for my liking.

Basically, I wish Cecilia got to do something, as opposed to the nothing that she does in this volume. Other than swoon, of course. But just the once--couldn't let her do TOO much.

maggpiebymoonlight's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

amandacat13's review

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adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25

kiwi_the_cat's review

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adventurous emotional funny lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

miarose8751's review

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wasn't enjoying a single second of it

curlygirl71's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

bigleoenergy's review against another edition

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I’ve determined I don’t like Victorian-era Romance where the characters eschew what is considered “proper” by high society in major ways (ie piracy), but still lean heavily into the manners and sensibilities of the time. There are only so many times I can hear people remark about someone’s “unfortunate parentage” and how beastly it would be for a woman to get a tan, and this book used them all up in the first hour and a half.

kkaylaj09's review

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3.0

Incredibly funny and witty; I found myself rooting for Cecilia the entire time. I enjoyed this as a quick read of something that is a little different than what I normally would read, and was surprised with how much I did enjoy it.