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Review: New approach to romance novel adds to the fun in 'My Lady's Choosing'

From the authors of “Taylor Swift: Girl Detective — the Secrets of the Starbucks Lovers” comes a tale of non-stop intrigue. Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris’ newest interactive novel, “My Lady’s Choosing,” will surely be a hit among preteens and young adults. There are four plots to choose from with many different paths to explore. The adventure and intrigue will having you flipping through its pages. The unique approach to the typical romance novel gives it an added level of fun. You will never be entirely sure what will happen next. It is the perfect introduction to Regency era romance.

One would think that having two authors would interfere with the writing of a book. This book is an example of the opposite. There is never any indication that two authors was ever a problem. Their creativity is evident in the many paths present throughout the book. It’s as if their combined imagination couldn’t be contained within one storyline. This gives credit to Curran and Zageris and their ability to think as one.

While the fun of choosing how the story plays out definitely has its perks, the book has its fair share of cliches. Not to mention that Regency era stories have a tendency to follow the same formula. While this novel pokes fun at some of those tropes, it didn’t do much to differentiate itself from other books of similar subjects. A Jane Austen enthusiast myself, it was hard for me to ignore many of the on-the-nose similarities.

Overall, the book was entertaining, and I enjoyed reading it. It keeps your attention and each story wraps up nicely. I look forward to any other interactive novels to come.

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