28 July 2010

Review: The Season - Sarah MacLean

The Season by Sarah MacLean
published March 2009
bought my copy

Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra, Alex for her friends, couldn't be less interested in her first season in London society. And she's not the only one. Her two best friends Ella and Vivi are also not excited about being paraded in front of eligible men. The three young women are more interested in politics and books than in pretty dresses.
Alex can't imagine choosing one of the men she meets for marriage. However when she meets Gavin, the earl of Blackmoor, again she is definitely interested in him. For years she thought of him as her fourth brother but time has changed their relationship and Alex realizes that her first season could be way more interesting than she thought.
When the three girls realize that some mysterious things are going on they start to investigate on their own. Will they solve the mystery and will Alex and Gavin get a HEA?

"The Season" is the second book by Sarah MacLean that I read and it's another winner. I enjoy her way of telling a story and how she captures my interest in the characters and what is happening to them. 
Alex is a great heroine. She's an intelligent young woman who on the one hand knows that she is lucky to be rich and titled but on the other hand she wishes for more freedom. She's very opinionated and not shy about stating her mind. I loved reading about her and her two friends Ella and Vivi. Their friendship added a lot to the story. 

I also enjoyed how Alex and Gavin's relationship developed. Nothing was rushed and both had the chance to become clear about their feelings. Gavin is another great character and I loved that he appreciates that Alex has her own mind. Furthermore I enjoyed reading about Alex's brothers and her parents. 
The mystery part of the book was interesting and the mix between suspense and romance felt just right. 

The cover is ok, but a bit simple and boring.

"The Season" is a book that I loved to read. The charming story, the awesome characters and the mystery just grabbed my interest. When I finished this book I felt happy and content. And I immediately started to hope for more books based on characters from "The Season".

more books based on "The Season"?
So far there seems to be no plans for more books based on "The Season" but I so hope this will change. IMO "The Season" is the perfect start in a series about the three friends. I would just love to read Ella and Vivi's stories. And I would also love to read more of Alex's brothers and of course Freddie.

adult historical romances by Sarah MacLean
Sarah Maclean also writes adult historical romances and I loved her first adult book. It's one of the best historical romances I read in a long time. The next book in the series will be out later this year. These books are great and I just adore the titles. 


  1. This one is on my TBR pile. I love regency romances so I was drawn to this one as soon as I saw it.

  2. gotta read this! thanks for the review!

  3. This is the second very positive review I've read of this book in the last two days. I've got it on my shelf and will definitely bump it up now. Thank you!

  4. Gosh, this sounds like a book I really, really enjoy! Thoroughly enjoyed reading your review and am going to be on the look out for it, that's for sure :)

  5. With so many authors crossing from adult fiction to YA We sometimes forget they are writing in both. I have heard great things bout all three of these books. Those who have been lucky enough to get an ARC of TEN WAYS have loved it. She draws great, strong characters and doesn't forget that a sense of humor makes a story stronger.
    NINE RULES is on my TBR shelf and the other two on my Wish List.

  6. I need to hurry up and get this book read because I've heard nothing but good things about it but me and historicals aren't getting along right now. I can't wait until my historical slump is over so that I can dig right into this book.

    Great review.




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