Friday, July 26, 2013

Review: Living London by Kristin Vayden

Title: Living London
Author: Kristin Vayden
Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Regency, Time Travel
Source: FirstReads
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

What if you found yourself waking up two hundred years in the past? What if you wore the gowns and waltzed around Almacks? What if you found out first hand just how dangerous a rake could be, or how much fun? For Jocelyn Westin, this is her reality. But reading all the historical fiction in the world could never have prepared her for what it would be like to be “Living London.”

Living London was light, fun, and very entertaining.  Jocelyn thinks of herself as an expert in Regency, until she finds herself trying to live it.  The etiquette lessons and countless changes of clothes for various affairs (which all include the dreaded corset) weren't what she expected.  Through the whole experience Jocelyn finds a handful of close friends that are willing to guide her through the many pitfalls of London's ton.  With a romantic lovestory flowing gently along until it causes a huge scandal that leaves society shocked and thrilled at the juicy gossip.

While this wasn't the most memorable read of the year, it was one of the most fun.  There was a lot of substance for an almost novella (just a little longer), but it was a little too happy go lucky for me to give too many more stars.  I do like a little more drama.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

Barnes & Noble: Living London

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