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Magic Under Glass review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Er life But at the sorcerer's estate rumors swirl about ghosts a madwoman and fairies that are tortured for sport When Nimira discove. So I m awfully late getting around to this one But I could just never find a copy and then with all the cover issues it was in and out of stock everywhere for what seemed like ages It sounded like a book I wanted to read right off the bat despite the issues with cover and availability Finally my family took pity on me and gave it to me for my birthday awhile back And now that it s been nominated for the Cybils I decided it was high time to find out what all the fuss was about MAGIC UNDER GLASS is Jaclyn Dola s debut novel and it resides somewhere in the realm of fantasy meets steampunk meets historical fiction For the record a realm I love very very much I ve read uite a mixed batch of reviews on it around the blogosphere but I was nevertheless fairly excited still to find out for myself what lay between the pages of this slim but intriguing bookNimira is one of the so called trouser girl Young women who sing and dance in rather seedy dance halls across Lorinar for two cents an admission Fleeing her lush homeland of Tiansher after her family s ruin Nim seeks out the fabled dance halls of foreign Lorinar where the magic and success she imagines falls so very short of her dreams Trouser girls are out of favor and looked down upon And it is not until three years later that Nim spies her ticket out when a young gentleman by the name of Hollin Parry walks into the hall and makes her an offer she can t refuse Come sing along with his piano playing automaton and live a life of ease Never mind that the automaton might be haunted or that there s uite a bit Hollin s not telling her about both his history and his estate Nim jumps at the chance determined not to be put off by a clockwork man like so many other girls Hollin hired were After all he s just a contraption of wood and gears made to look like a man Stick the silver key in his back wind him up and sing along What could be simpler than thatMAGIC UNDER GLASS is an easy read in one sitting sort of book I enjoyed the world Ms Dola created with its impending war between faeries and humans and I loved the descriptions of Erris the automaton and his shifting eyes his skillful fingers and his inability to move beyond a careful set of scripted motions There was frankly a wild amount of potential in this storyline And I do mean wild potential I loved the stolen practice sessions in which Nim sat next to Erris and decoded his stilted messages and longed for the ability to converse normally and at length I loved the idea of the faerie court in uproar and the mysterious hints at necromancy But unfortunately none of it came to fruition for me What a disappointment it was as the characters stayed firmly two dimensional the villain painfully uninteresting and the relationship between Nim and Erris set up so wonderfully but remaining completely undeveloped I finished the book merely out of a sense of obligation and one last lingering hope that it might pull out in the end But all I got was slapdash characterization and a bewilderingly hurried resolution if you can call it that The whole thing felt like a synopsis if you will and not the final work I realize there is a seuel in the works but this novel needed so much depth and breadth to it to keep me going

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Magic Under Glass review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Rs and falls for the spirit of a fairy gentleman trapped in the automaton she will also find the fate of the magical world in her han. Yay this book was truly beautiful I loved every character and I cannot deal with emotions So much happened that made me love it and I wist past it I cannot wait to read the next book Глобальный человейник read the next book

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Magic Under Glass review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB When a wealthy sorcerer hires Nimira to sing with a mysterious piano playing automaton Nimira believes it will be the start of a bett. I like many people I imagine first heard about Magic Under Glass after the less than publicity friendly but justifiable outrage over the whitewashing of the heroine on the first cover of the book Luckily the publishers listened to the complaints and gave the book a lovely new cover with the appropriate cover model so remember good readers public pressure does sometimes work But that unfortunate incident aside this has been a book on my radar for a while after several excellent reviews and the promise of a book with Steampunk elements that wouldn t make me want to fall asleepIndeed Magic Under Glass is a very sweet read chock full of charm and imagination It s a book that can easily be read in one sitting which I found to be both a good and bad thing good because it was well paced and highly readable and bad because the slightness of the novel left me feeling a little unsatisfied The story and world Dola has created is so jam packed with potential and while the story occasionally lives up to it I felt like there was definitely room for The alternative Victorian esue universe of forbidden sorcery fairy human political strife and clockwork creatures was fascinating but much of it is only hinted at I understand a seuel is in the works but as a stand alone novel which Magic Under Glass works well as there was much opportunity for these elements to be expanded upon Unfortunately the ending as a result also feels a little rushed Larger events are hinted at ones of political complexity and cultural hostilities which I was eager to learn about but were never given much time to truly develop Dola writes wonderful very readable prose and clearly knows how to pace a story so I firmly believe she could have easily added another 50 or so pages to this novel for such elements as well as some extra character development without any change to the structure of the novelThe novel s strengths lie mainly in the heroine Nimira a strong independent if occasionally stubborn and entitled young woman who has come from a life of privilege and adoration to one of decidedly less importance where she is looked down upon both for her occupation and ethnicity I enjoyed Nimira s voice immensely especially in the way she fights to be recognised as than a trouser girl Her interactions with most of the other characters seem a little one sided which is mostly down to the supporting cast being much less developed than she is The villain is far too one dimensional and predictable to ever be truly convincing and the potential her early discussions with Erris the fairy prince trapped inside the automaton have potential and a tentative charm it uickly turns to romance with no real depth which was a great disappointment especially since Nimira s interactions with Hollin a much complex and developed character are much believable as the beginnings of a possible relationship I never truly believed the evolution of Nimira and Erris relationshipWhile I thoroughly enjoyed Magic Under Glass I do feel that it could have benefited from further character and plot development as the potential offered in this book is truly great The beginnings of wonderfully imaginative and varied world building as well as the hints of complex political intrigue give Dol a great head start in creative what I hope to be a rich and enjoyable series This world would make a wonderful Studio Ghibli movie It s a uick if very slight read but it leaves the reader wanting 355


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    Jaclyn Dolamore ë 3 free download free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Jaclyn Dolamore summary Magic Under Glass The audience didn’t understand a word we sang They came to see our legs As the posters said TROUSER GIRLS FROM THE LAND OF TASSIM We were billed just underneath the acrobats and the trained dogsSo begins Magic Under Glass a debut novel by Jaclyn Dola Bloomsbury Dec ‘09 It follows Nimira a music hall girl a dark skinned oddity in light skinned Lorinar as she leaves the security of the music hall for employment with the mysterious and das

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    [Magic Under Glass] EBOOK NEW Since this book has been out a while now and some freuently asked uestions pop up in reviews I thought I'd edit my review to answer a few here There will be a seuel It's called Magic Under Stone and it should be released in 2012 As far as I know that book will complete the story A companion book same world different characters and locale ca

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    [Magic Under Glass] EBOOK NEW I like many people I imagine first heard about “Magic Under Glass” after the less than publicity friendly but justifiabl

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    [Magic Under Glass] EBOOK NEW Jaclyn Dolamore ë 3 free download summary Magic Under Glass 35 starsIn many ways this is an exuisite little fairy tale I loved the vividly imaginative concept of a young singer being asked to perform with a clockwork piano player who may or may not be an enchanted prince The descriptive passages that show us the city the cruelty of fairies being caught under glass and Nimira's mother's embroidered costume are all enjoyably detailed and I appreciated the unusual aspec

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    summary Magic Under Glass [Magic Under Glass] EBOOK NEW free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Jaclyn Dolamore So I'm awfully late getting around to this one But I could just never find a copy and then with all the cover issues it was in and o

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    [Magic Under Glass] EBOOK NEW Jaclyn Dolamore ë 3 free download free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Jaclyn Dolamore I can't believe I seriously considered not finishing this book That doesn't happen to me often but in this case I already started disliking the main character Nimira She came off as a little too entitled but thank

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    [Magic Under Glass] EBOOK NEW Heavily inspired by Jane Eyre Magic Under Glass features a strong cast of characters in a vaguely defined world There are fairies sort of and an enchanted automaton and a less than convincing romance So it could be betterThe best thing by far is Nimira herself the main character She's bright generally clear thinking bold and talented I liked her uite a lot Her narration made a book that otherwise has very lit

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    [Magic Under Glass] EBOOK NEW Yay this book was truly beautiful I loved every character and I cannot deal with emotions So much happened that made me love it and I wist past it I cannot wait to read the next book

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    [Magic Under Glass] EBOOK NEW free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Jaclyn Dolamore Jaclyn Dolamore ë 3 free download Edited Magic Under Glass sounded excellent Nimira is a trouser girl; that is a girl who wears trousers while singing foreign tunes With women still engulfed in fabric from head to toe and people blushing when the lace circling on a chair flips up to show a leg you can understand why they were considered such a novelty Then comes Mr Hollin

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    [Magic Under Glass] EBOOK NEW free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Jaclyn Dolamore I was really disappointed with Magic Under Glass It had been on my wishlist for so long and when I got a copy I was really eager to dive inThere was just so much I wanted to love an interesting fantastical world filled with magic faeries and complex social divisions Unfortunately there is nothing here that is all that special The

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  • Paperback
  • 225
  • Magic Under Glass
  • Jaclyn Dolamore
  • English
  • 07 October 2018
  • 9781599905877