The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch

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Grand Central Publishing
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5.7 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author
Melinda Taub is an Emmy- and Writers' Guild Award-winning writer. The former head writer and executive producer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, she is also the author of Still Star-Crossed, a young adult novel which was adapted for television by Shondaland. (She also wrote that thing about the Baroness in The Sound of Music that your aunt likes.) She lives in Brooklyn.
"A romping, lively retelling with surprises galore! It's a delight to see Lydia Bennet receive her due."--Tamora Pierce
"Funny and fierce as Lydia Bennet herself, this book mixes witchcraft lore with Austen's story to make its own unique magic. I'll never look at Kitty the same way again..." --Claudia Gray, author of The Murder of Mr. Wickham, a Mr. Darcy and Miss Tilney Mystery
"This book is pure joy. Absolutely rollicking, thoroughly delightful; Melinda Taub peered directly into my soul and gave me the adventure I needed, plus feisty witches in empire waist dresses and the Kitty of my dreams. I'll be over here, swooning on my fainting couch."--Samantha Bee
"What a delicious book this is -- like Lydia, it's headlong, a little wicked, and irrepressibly fun. And if that weren't enough, it gave me an entirely new lens through which to appreciate Jane Austen's Bennet family. Melinda Taub writes with a forensic wit and understanding of the desire to be loved and understood, even when those two things stand in seeming opposition. And like Georgette Heyer at her best, or, indeed, Austen, she has the alchemist's touch which turns this exploration into something delightful."--Kelly Link
"Witty, magical, romantic and altogether brilliant! There's so much more to Pride and Prejudice than we ever knew."--Lev Grossman
"The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch is a delightfully rendered redemption of the much maligned youngest Bennet daughter, Lydia; whose ill-advised actions that once threatened the Bennett sisters futures are finally proven to be less a girlish folly and more the result of a sacrifice made meant to save them all. Filled with magic, mayhem and manners, Melinda Taub has crafted a world both familiar and strange, faithful and fantastic. Scandalous Confessions is a welcome addition to the Austen Universe." --Amiee Gibbs, author of The Carnivale of Curiosities
"Wildly inventive and utterly addictive. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm now 100% Team Lydia."--Julia Quinn
"Taub's wit and creativity shines through. . . A delight for both Austen lovers and fans of magical adventure stories."--Kirkus Reviews
"A funny, lighthearted read recommended for those who love a retelling wish a dash of magic and a witty heroine."--Library Journal

"[A] clever twist on Jane Austen's classic."

--Country Living
"[Taub] cleverly inserts Lydia's magical misadventures into the original story, creating something wholly original and utterly charming."--Booklist
"This is a masterpiece and a treat for any Austen fan."--All About Romance
"A spritely Regency gavotte with booming gothic bass notes: pure joy."--Daily Mail
"[S]imply wonderful, a laugh-and-cry book. Taub's close reading of and research into Austen's work is remarkable; she threads a careful needle between invention and retelling, contemporary legibility and historical homage. The result is a terrifically well-balanced novel blending romance, fantasy and mystery."--New York Times
"[A] fun new hybrid of Jane Austen's mannerly world and the highly contrasting world of 19th century witchcraft. It's perfect for readers who enjoy a good mash-up involving a classic story, some modern views on social expectations, and a dose of occult suspense."--Shondaland