Gerand Dugaduga Dugaduga itibaren Chinabat, Meghalaya, Hindistan
Summary: A girl in her first season has severe myopia, and her mother will not allow her to wear her hideous spectacles in polite society. This leads to disaster after disaster when she attends a friend's country house party. This book is basically "look at how many embarrassing situations we can put the heroine in!" She constantly is doing silly things, all because of her eyesight, she is constantly being railed at by her mother so badly that I was embarrassed for her even reading it. None of the characters are portrayed roundly, Isobel is a complete cat, Violet is a good natured imbecile, Sir John is a lady killer that appears as a dandy to men. The love story seems a hurried add on, you never once see why Philip likes Emily. We go from not reading anything about him to all of a sudden he's kissing her furiously. It's not at all satisfying but that said, it's good-natured and fluffy. Harmless. I enjoyed the concept, if not the actual book.
What did I learn from this book? Not to become a historian and never to try to investigate Dracula. Oh, and bravery and love prevails, of course, blabla. The story tells of the search for Draculas tomb to cease his unholy excistence. The tomb is not where history would place it and the search becomes dangerous as supernatural occurances plague those involved. History and facts are so well intertwined with fiction that you find yourself believing in things you know are not real. I read The Historian in just over a week - I couldn't put it away! I was enchanted by the story, it's well written and very suspenseful. Luckily it wasn't too scary to read at home alone, but almost. I like how the book leaves a lot for the reader to decide. The book starts with a letter from the author, dated in 2008 - try to figure that one out! A silly book, I know, but a fabulous read!