Thursday, October 7, 2021

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Scales and Sensibility (Regency Dragons) by Stephanie Burgis

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and share a non-spoilery sentence or two.

This week I'm featuring Scales and Sensibility (Regency Dragons) by Stephanie Burgis. I LOVED it! It's such a fun historical fantasy. 

About the Book
Sensible, practical Elinor Tregarth really did plan to be the model poor relation when she moved into Hathergill Hall. She certainly never meant to kidnap her awful cousin Penelope's pet dragon. She never expected to fall in love with the shameless - but surprisingly sweet - fortune hunter who came to court Penelope. And she never dreamed that she would have to enter into an outrageous magical charade to save her younger sisters' futures.

However, even the most brilliant scholars of 1817 England still haven't ferreted out all the lurking secrets of rediscovered dragonkind...and even the most sensible of heroines can still make a reckless wish or two when she's pushed. Now Elinor will have to find out just how rash and resourceful she can be when she sets aside all common sense. Maybe, just maybe, she'll even be impractical enough to win her own true love and a happily ever after...with the unpredictable and dangerous "help" of the magical creature who has adopted her.

A frothy Regency rom-com full of pet dragons and magical misadventures, Scales and Sensibility is a full-length novel and the first in a new series of standalone romantic comedies.

Book Beginnings
It was a truth universally acknowledged that any young lady without a dragon was doomed to social failure. But it was becoming increasingly obvious to everyone in Hathergill Hall that for Penelope Hathergill, actually having a dragon would guarantee disaster.

Friday 56
"I beg your pardon?" Penelope's voice soared upwards. "Are you actually trying to claim that my dragon's behavior was my fault?"

What have you been reading lately?

24 comments:

  1. I've read a couple of books by Stephanie Burgis before, and I've been meaning to try some of her other stories. Scales and Sensibility sounds like a book I would like. Have a great weekend!

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    1. It's so much fun! I think it's my favorite one I've read by her. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend too! :)

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  2. I only just found out about this book last night on twitter and I'm obsessing!

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    1. It's so good! I had so much fun reading it. Thanks for coming by! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  3. I thought adding Zombies to Pride & Prejudice was the height of inventiveness, but DRAGONS in Sense & Sensibility is next level! I'm definitely going to have to look this one up, especially cause there seems to be quite some sass and fun in this! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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    1. I love when authors can take a classic and rework it in a new and inventive way. I loved the dragons in this one. Sir Jessamyn is my favorite part of this book. Thanks for visiting! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  4. Oh my greatness, I can just see the very prim and proper people of Regency England handling dragons. Now that can only be fun!

    Happy reading and have a good weekend.

    Elza Reads

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    1. Right? It's so fun to see how they react to certain aspects of the dragons. So fun! Thanks for coming by! Hope you have a good weekend too! :)

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  5. Now I am intrigued! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW”

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    1. It's a good one, for sure! Thanks for the visit! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  6. I love the cover of this, the smile she had looks a little sly haha

    Here is my link:
    https://twogirlsandtheirbookishlife.blogspot.com/2021/10/book-beginnings-ex-hex-by-erin-sterling.html

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    1. She looks like she's up to no good, lol! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  7. I don't usually read romance, but I read this one and it was a lot of fun! Light and frothy and a dragon who is easily frightened with unpleasant results. :)

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    1. I'm so glad you had fun with this one. Sir Jessamyn was such an awesome character. Thanks for coming by! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  9. While this one is not for me I think my daughter will love it and have put it in my Amazon cart for her for a Christmas present! Have a great Friday!

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    1. Fun! It's got a couple of light curse words, but is a totally clean read other than that. Thanks for coming by! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  10. I love that opening line! And I so can't wait to read this one. :D

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    1. That line had me chuckling, lol. I hope you enjoy it. I had a blast with it. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  11. This sounds like it could be a lot of fun. Happy reading!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. It was so much fun! Thanks for visiting! Happy reading! :)

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  12. I don't ususally read this time period but you got me with dragons! :-) Happy weekend!

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    1. The dragons are so awesome! Thanks for stopping by! Happy weekend! :)

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