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Magic Under Glass

Dolamore, Jaclyn

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Magic Under Glass
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A wealthy sorcerer's invitation to sing with his automaton leads seventeen-year-old Nimira, whose family's disgrace brought her from a palace to poverty, into political intrigue, enchantments, and a friendship with a fairy prince who needs her help.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan Publishers, 2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 1599904306
9781599904306
Characteristics: 225 p. ;,22 cm

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A wealthy sorcerer's invitation to sing with his automaton leads seventeen-year-old Nimira, whose family's disgrace brought her from a palace to poverty, into political intrigue, enchantments, and a friendship with a fairy prince who needs her help.


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This book is okay... it's pretty confusing because there is a lack of information for the readers. But the plot is really amazing and the reference to magic was excellent.

Jul 03, 2012
  • Kurisutaru rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

good book.

Jun 14, 2012
  • gareywood rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

it starts out great a girl in distress and a prince in hiding but lakes a good ending or finish.

Mar 18, 2012
  • Megn rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

As possible Regency Romances go, this one was pretty bad. The characters aren't developed well (except for the main character, and even then she has spontaneous changes of behavior) and occasionally there'll be an event that occurs really fast and out of the blue. I don't feel that it was properly steampunk, either, as it was really just the automaton that would qualify it as steampunk. The world it's set in isn't explained very well (not much else is), so it's a bit difficult to get involved with the story. I felt like it was a kind of wishy-washy book. However, if you like the random romance part, or vague magical adventure, I suppose this is the book for you.

You can also compare this to The Magician's Ward, a similar book in terms of plot elements (i.e. magic, victorian lifestyle, romance, mystery, tenacious female protagonist) but everything in that book is considerably more detailed, so you can really get into the story. The reason I didn't like this book is probably because I read The Magician's Ward first.

Aug 08, 2010
  • food_666 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!! It does leave readers at a cliffhanger so i'm pretty sure their is going to be another book...a must read!

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This book is about a girl who was once part of nobility. She meets a magician and soon discovers and encounters many mysteries about him. She then finds a puppet that holds the soul of a fairy prince. Then, her life changes with a turmoil of events with magic, politics, and romance.

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