Wednesday, May 9, 2018

My Lady's Choosing : An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris


Title: My Lady's Choosing : An Interactive Romance Novel
By: Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris
Published: 2018
Call #: Fic Curran

This book plays on the nostalgia of the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books from the '80s with a romantic twist. "You" are the protagonist of an adventure set in the nineteenth-century. Working as a lady's companion to a cranky old woman, you attend a ball hoping or new prospects. There your options blossom and the story heads off in whatever direction you the reader decide. You can turn to the Scotsman, become a governess to a mysterious man, stick around to explore the "ton," or become a traveling companion to a good friend. Each story has its own little action-adventure and choices that take you all over the book. If you've never read a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book before, when a scene ends, you're given a choice of where you want the story to go and each option leads you to a different page in the book (like option A goes to page 137 but option B goes to page 88 so the pages are not read in order). Depending on what story-line you take, this book delves into a number of sub-genres around the historical genre theme. This work is all inclusive as it has a highlander romance, one that feels Gothic, a regency plot, and even a lesbian romance. It's easy enough to see what theme direction each story is heading if you're in the mood for one over the other.

This book is all about fun and does not seem to take itself too seriously. It plays off of some romantic cliches and has a playful quality that original "Choose Your Own Adventure" books had. Readers who take their romances seriously might not enjoy this book, but if you like chick lit and a chuckle with your romance, it would be worth picking up this adventure.

Mary-Megan K.
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