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Confessions of a Bibliophile

An aspiring writer and bookstore employee with an incredibly bad book-buying habit... I'll read just about anything (so long as it will appeal to my interests in some way), but my main loves are YA and sci-fi/fantasy. I also like quirky history and science books and will book nerd. A lot. Currently in the process of weeding out my personal library. Find me on Twitter @princess_starr or check out my YA book, Snowfall, on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/240027
Nicola and the Viscount - Meg Cabot While I’m admitted fan of chick lit, I’ve said to many people that I’m really not a fan of romances. (Yay, contradiction!) So, when I picked this up, I was a bit split on the book. One things I tend not to like about historical romances is the tendency to make the attitudes more modern, which is one of the glaringly obvious details in this book. Nicola being in charge of her father’s estate at her age (and unmarried) would not have happened, and her uncle would have been named the caretaker for Beckwell Abbey until Nicola came into her inheritance/got married. Also, she wouldn’t have gotten off so easily if she broke off a high-profile engagement; Regency-era gossips would have ruined her. Historical inaccuracy aside, I did like the book in the end, although the characters came off as extremely bland. There’s really nothing that drives Nicola’s motivation, her romances seem to be out of convenience rather than actual romances, and I really didn’t like any of the supporting cast. All around, it’s a very meh read.