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Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick

Title: Burning Lamp
Author: Amanda Quick, aka Jayne Anne Krentz
Series: Book two of the Dreamlight Trilogy, which is part of the popular Arcane Society series. What I find interesting about this trilogy is that the first book takes place in modern times and the second in the Victorian era.
Genre: Fantasy romance.
Setting: Victorian England.
Reason for Reading: I think the Arcane Society books are some of Krentz' best, and I especially enjoy the historicals written under the name of Amanda Quick.
Finished In: Days
Pages: 340, including a previous of the last book in the trilogy.
Copyright Date: 2010
Cover: A woman's face peers out from behind a veil.
First line: "It took Adelaide Pyne almost forty-eight hours to realize that the Rosestead Academy was not an exclusive school for orphaned young ladies."
Best part: I enjoyed the side romance between Pyne's housekeeper and Winter's valet. I wish she'd devoted a few more pages to it.
Worst part: The plot managed to be both predictable and unbelievable.
Imaginary Theme Song: "After All" by Peter Cetera and Cher
Grade: C+
Recommended for: Anyone who's hooked on the series. It would not make a good starting place.
Related Reads: Second Sight by Amanda Quick.
Tags: books 2010, fiction
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