Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev

HarperCollins, 2020


I LOVE Jane Austen retellings… when done well. And Sonali Dev doesn’t just do them well, she does them fantastic.

Recipe for Persuasion is witty and emotional and skillfully layered with bright, complicated characters. I loooved it.

What makes the books in The Rajes series so special is how faithful they are to the spirit of the original stories and how they’re are infused with the beauty and nuance of a variety of vibrant cultures. If you’re someone who avoids “retellings” because they’re too predictable, that’s not an issue here. The stories feel familiar but also brand new. Which is everything you could want in a Jane Austen inspired series. I can’t wait for book three!

Thank you Netgalley and HarperCollins for the opportunity to read an advanced copy. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book and all thoughts and opinions are my own.