Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
The town of Edilean sounds precious. Maybe a little too precious - I hope Joce finds a few warts besides the usual small-town-neighbors-all-in-your-business. Some of the characters and plot points are a little too heavy-handed, but the dialogue is snappy and fun and I'm liking the MC's mix of confidence and self-doubt.
Not plausible:(show spoiler)