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Something Wicked Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Something Wicked

    Lady Elfled Malloren, feeling bored and lonely after her twin brother's recent marriage, decides to go the notorious Vauxhall Gardens masquerade with her friend Amanda, whom she is staying with since all of her siblings are out of town. During their adventure though, Amanda and Elf become separated, and Elf, while hiding in the woods from and overzealous suitor, hears a plot of treason to kill the king.

   Elf is discovered and runs from one of the conspirators and crashes into longtime family enemy Fort Ware, Earl of Walgrave. She quickly discovers that he does not recognize her in her costume and also discovers he is somehow embroiled in the plot. Elf decides to keep up her masquerade as Lisette to extract more information from Walgrave as well get to know him more intimately (Elf as been half in love with Fort for awhile).

   Elf soon learns that Fort is innocent of any wrong doings, but when Fort discovers who "Lisette" is, he becomes angered and vows he never wants to see her again. Elf has to fight for their love, even against Fort himself, as well as dark enemies and overprotective Malloren brothers.
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Elfled Malloren, disguised as Lisette, attends a masquerade and sees Fortitude Ware who hates all Mallorens. She overhears him talking of killing the king. Under her disguise, she falls in love with Fort and gets him to confide in her.
This report prepared by Deanna Victor








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Plot & Themes

Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving someone from historic enemy Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   political intrigue Virgin, dramatically devirginized    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   she chases after him

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   wealthy Effect of sexing    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   guilty Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   50%    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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