Friday, October 2, 2009

Which (Witch) Sister Are You?

Between your wonderful comments and the great reviews for Betraying Season, Marissa is really feeling the love this week! Booklist, the review magazine for the American Library Association, says, “As in the previous book, this is a full-bodied story that wonderfully combines elements of romance, fantasy, and history....Whether Doyle is describing the Irish countryside, a magical incantation, or a lover's kiss, her writing is compelling, and it will be hard for readers not to be swept away by this invigorating story."

Kirkus, which can be one tough reviewer said, “The mixture of historical detail and magic makes this...another page-turner...."

And VOYA, the journal for librarians, educators, and other professionals who work with young adults , said, “Seamlessly weaving elements of historical fiction, romance, and magic, Doyle creates believable characters in a realistic setting set in a fascinating plot. Extremely well written and utterly delightful, this book should appeal to female readers fourteen and older."

How cool is that!

So, in honor of Betraying Season’s debut, we offer you a quiz. Many of you know that the heroines of Marissa’s books are twin sisters with unique personalities. Which personality is most like yours? Answer the following questions, and let us know the results in the comments section. Remember anyone who comments today will be entered in a drawing to win a signed copy of Betraying Season.

1. On a rainy day, you'd rather
a) Curl up with an obscure magic text and learn a new spell
b) Take tea with the handsome viscount next door

2. When attending the first ball of your London Season you
a) Dance with your gangly cousin out of kindness and retreat to watch the rest of the ball safely from behind a potted palm
b) See how quickly you can fill your dance card

3. In your family you're known for your
a) Intelligent conversation
b) Witty banter

4. Your stockings are
a) Sensible white silk or cotton--after all, who will be seeing them?
b) Any color but white, and definitely embroidered--even if no one can see them, *you* know what they look like

5. You'd prefer to live in
a) The rolling countryside
b) A bustling city

6. You find your abilities in a kind of magic that is
a) Traditional and passed down through the ancient literature
b) More earthy and passed down by story and deed

7. That forward hussy Miss Oliphant has been flirting dreadfully at a ball with your innocent younger brother, who seems in a fair way to having his head turned. You
a) Cast a concealing spell on him so she can't find him when the orchestra starts up a waltz
b) Cast a dissolving spell so that her corset strings suddenly fall to shreds, forcing her early retirement from the dance floor

If you have more a’s, you’re more like Persy, heroine of Bewitching Season; more b’s and you’re more like Pen of Betraying Season. Me? I’m a Persy all the way!

Oh--and the winner of a signed copy of Betraying Season from Tuesday's post is ChaChaneen! Please contact Marissa through her website to arrange mailing. And don't forget, there's another copy to be won for commenters on this post!


Lana said...

It's a pretty close call for me, but it seems my flirtatious side (and my desire to dissolve Miss Oliphant's corset strings) ekes out a win for B. I'm more of a Pen!

I'm so excited about the release!

Fantastic Book Review said...

Well, I am most definitely like Pen!

Roberta said...

Oh my I am so Miss Pen...and where can we find those gorgeous Congratulations to ChaChaneen on winning a signed copy...hopefully I'm next...yeah!

Miss Eliza said...

I'm definitely Persy! Though I have that desire to dissolve corset strings deep within me. Here's hoping I win!

Ashley said...

Well, I'm more like Persy. My only B's answers were the last two questions.

Joanna said...

It looks like I am definitely like Persy. I have all As. :)

I could never live in a city. tried it before, hated it. I much prefer the country.

kimmyl said...

I am definitely like Persy. I love the country myself. I can't wait to reads this book I have been waiting for it.

Aimee States said...

Another Persy here...

Rachel L. said...

Haha, I got mostly b's... I adore the answer of "dissolve her corset"!

QNPoohBear said...

I'm Persey, which I knew without the quiz!

BookBegger said...

Fun quiz! I'm most like Persy, my favorite character! :)

Ellen Booraem said...

I'm Persy except for the corset strings answer....and to be honest, I'm amazed that Pen would do such a thing!

Marissa Doyle said...

She can have a bit of a temper when keeping family members safe from predatory females... :)

ChaChaneen said...

Thank you! Thank you! What a wonderful gift to come home to after being away this weekend. I am SO excited!

Dara said...

LOL, I'm most like Pen, at least according to the quiz. :) I think in reality I'm somewhere in between them.

Addie said...

I am Persy through and through...though I couldn't resist dissolving the corset strings. =)

Rachel said...

LOL I'm definitely a Persy. Though dissolving corset strings just once would be fun ;)

Isabella said...

I'm definitely a Persy. . .even without answering the quiz! But I'm a Pen when it comes to dissolving corset strings and I really can't choose between living in the city or the country. . .
I recently bought Bewitching Season and can barely stop reading it over and over again!