Two thumbs up for Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater. Fantasy historical romance.
In Regency England, a young lady with only half a soul is drawn into faerie magic as well a romance with the ill-tempered Lord Sorcier. Witty, surprisingly thoughtful, a little bit dark (as books with proper fairies in them have to be), and delightfully clever. I read it in one delicious sitting. I’ve read other Regency romance + magic books that were…fine. This one surpasses all the rest.
Dora smiled at Albert. “I am Theodora Ettings,” she said. “But you may call me Dora if you like, Mr Lowe. If we are being politely dishonest with one another, then you may assure the Lord Sorcier that I am charmed to meet him too. But in all truth, I am charmed to make your acquaintance.”
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