Sincerely Sunday (7)

    Sincerely Sunday is a weekly meme that I host here at On The Shelf that will be like a micro-review or blurb of a book.  Anyone can participate, and you can leave a link to yours in the comments or, if you do not have a blog, you can just leave a comment with your Sincerely Sunday choice.  All you have to do is:

*Pick a book, any book.  It can be new, ARC, old, or one you read 10 years ago, as long as you have read it.
*Tell us the title and author.
*Tell us what made you read this book.
*Give us a short, sincere opinion on the book you chose.

My choice for this week is:

 Illyria
Elizabeth Hand

I thought it would be interesting because it is a take on Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night.

The two main characters are cousins, and each other’s first loves.  They are talented actors and are cast in the school’s play.  They must face what their futures may hold when it comes to acting and also when it comes to each other.  The book was well-written, but I didn’t see it as “gorgeous,” and the cousins being in love thing didn’t really bother me.  It is mostly pretty realistic with just a small touch of fantasy.  It was simple, yet complex at the same time, and I did enjoy it, though I didn’t have the satisfied feeling I would have hoped for after having read it.

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One response to “Sincerely Sunday (7)

  1. This is an awesome feature! I like it a lot! It’s unique, and I really like it when people feature more about the books they choose to read! Excellent post! Thank you for sharing it!

    Sam
    Books For All Seasons

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