One advantage to having a nursing infant is the opportunity to sneak in a chapter here and there throughout the day (and night). One disadvantage is finding the time to write about what I've read when I can think in coherent thoughts and type with both hands!
It was an interesting plot, but fell far short of it's potential. Part of the problem is that Marisol is so isolated in her role as Chalice that we spend pretty much the whole novel in her head. There is very little dialogue and even less action. One scene that could have been a moment of high drama and tension feels shallow because Marisol misses it and has to be told about it later. I know from her other books that McKinley can do action, so I'm not sure why she shies away from it in this novel. There is a hint of romance, but it doesn't develop into anything worth getting worked up about. The political intrigue was interesting, but I felt so trapped in Marisol's thoughts that it too fell flat. Next time, I'll stick with Spindle's End.
It was a cute little story that didn't take itself too seriously, with plenty of humor to make it light and easy to read. But the teenage-speak got pretty old after a while, and the characters felt like they had just walked off a teen movie set. The plot was predictable and the whole thing was really lacking in substance. I did think the historical aspect looking at Arthurian legend was interesting, but if all of Cabot's work is like this, I'll leave it to the teenagers.