Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Learn Your Numbers

Numerology is any of many systems, traditions or beliefs in a mystical or esoteric relationship between numbers and physical objects or living things. For this task we will need to go to this website Numerology and enter your First and Last name to find your magic number. Once you know your number you will need to read...
A. A book written by an author who has the same number as you. (EXAMPLE: My number is 6 and so is Joanna Trollope)
B. A novel where a character demonstrates one or more of the characteristics of your number (EXAMPLE: 6's characteristics are...Responsibility, protection, nurturing, community, balance, I could read a book about a police officer or soldier because their duty is to protect.) Include a short explanation of how the character matches the characteristics in your post. A sentence or two would be sufficient.
Whew it's been a long week two three weeks. Nothing better than to read a few romance novels then right?

So. This was an interesting challenge, trying to find an author that was a 6. I found Murray Tillman, the author of Meet Me on the Paisley Roof, which I was already reading (and reviewed over at the Broke and the Bookish earlier this week) was a 6 that was exciting. Now to find a book that has the characteristics. Enter A Kiss At Midnight.

Book Title/Author: A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James
Publisher/Year Published: 2010 by Avon
Where I got it: The library (first one to get my greedy hands on it; two in a row! :) )
Rating: 3/5 stars

Let me just start off by saying how beautiful this cover is! And it completely relates to the story. Not too many romance novel covers can claim that. It really puts me in the right mood to read something whimsical and enchanting.

Anyway this is a retelling of Cinderella in an unknown time (that resembled regency England) where people sometimes use colloquial english (like "man up" lol. I seriously love that phrase). Kate has a stepmother and a (not so mean) step sister. She is charged with going to meet a prince pretending to be her sister to gain his approval of her sister's marriage to his cousin.

She doesn't quite embody the essence of her sister, the Prince Gabriel is intreigued by her. Shenanigans ensue.

All in all I thought it was a good book. It is one of the few Eloisa has written as a stand alone. It wasn't my favorite, but it was definitely entertaining. A great, fresh twist on something most all of us are already familiar with.

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