1.) You encounter Lady Haughty in Hyde Park, and she gives you the cut direct. What do you do?
A. Run her down and give her a piece of your mind. How dare she cut you!
B. Did she really give you the cut direct? She probably didn’t even see you. Nobody ever does, after all.
C. Panic. Lady Haughty’s ball is the social event of the season, and you absolutely must be there (not to mention that your dance card is already full!)
D. Lady who? You didn’t even see what happened because you were busy birdwatching through your mother’s opera glasses. Oh, my goodness- is that a green-winged teal?
2.) Why did Lady Haughty give you the cut?
A. Is she still going on about her hedges? It’s not your fault the fox ran straight through her garden. Surely she didn’t expect you to give up the chase?
B. Probably that incident where you accidentally trod upon your own hem, then tripped and went headfirst into the punchbowl, flooding her ballroom.
C. Of course Lord Rakehell has been her lover for the past two years, but it isn’t your fault he’s become infatuated with you. And what does she even have to complain about- you turned him down!
D. Her townhouse is next door to yours, and although you do feel bad about the smell, nothing is more important than your chemistry experiments.
3.) Lord Octogenarian has made you a proposal of marriage. What do you do?
A. Accept. Lord Octogenarian naps for half the day, and his vision and hearing aren’t what they used to be. Finally, you’ll be free to do whatever you want!
B. Accept. Although you secretly hoped for a love match, you’re not in a position to turn down any respectable proposal.
C. Naturally you’re holding out for a duke, but you let dear Lord O. down gently. At least you have plenty of practice at it, having declined fourteen proposals so far this season.
D. Decline, but only after ascertaining that Lord Octogenarian does not have a telescope/ chemistry lab/ collection of Egyptian artifacts at his country estate.
4.) Lord Dashing asks you to sneak away and meet him in the garden at midnight. What do you do?
A. Do it. You only live once, after all!
B. Don’t do it. Lord Dashing would never be interested in the likes of you. His friends will probably jump out of the bushes and make sport of you.
C. Decline, naturally. Lord Dashing’s estate only brings in five thousand pounds a year. You can do much better than him!
D. You meet Lord Dashing in the garden… but only because you happened to be out there looking for comets. You had quite forgotten he had issued the invitation.
5.) What was the highlight of your week?
A. Sneaking out of the house to attend a masquerade ball (the really scandalous kind!)
B. Talking to your friends at the ball. You may not do a lot of dancing, but you always have the most fun!
C. Yesterday’s afternoon promenade through Hyde Park, specifically when Prince Otto saw you in the Duke of Stinkingrich’s phaeton, and the two of them almost came to blows. It was ever so diverting!
D. Your weekly trip to the lending library, naturally!
Mostly A’s: You are a Hellion
Society’s rules probably apply to someone, but it certainly isn’t you! You always speak your mind, scandal is your middle name, and you keep a pair of trousers hidden in your room, just in case.
Juliana from Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean
Kate from The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
Pretty much everyone in The Hellions of Halstead Hall series by Sabrina Jeffries
Mostly B’s: You are a Wallflower
You might not be the belle of the ball, but that doesn’t bother you. All the most interesting girls are standing in the corner, too, and you wouldn’t trade your friends for anything.
Genevieve from What I Did for a Duke by Julie Anne Long
Evangeline from Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
Louisa from The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas
Penelope from Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Mostly C’s: You are a Diamond of the First Water
You’re the one every man wants, and every girl loves to hate. But just because you’re beautiful on the outside doesn’t mean that you’re shallow, or that you don’t have your own set of struggles.
Olivia from The Legend of Lyon Redmond by Julie Anne Long
Mary from The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig
Julia from All Things Beautiful by Cathy Maxwell
Regina from To Pleasure a Prince by Sabrina Jeffries
Mostly D’s: You are a Bluestocking
Whether your passion is for archaeology or astronomy, literature or mathematics, it is the most important thing in your life. You may have dirt under your fingernails and start the occasional fire, but you’ll make your mark, just wait and see!
Daphne from Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
Minerva from A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
Brenna from Lady of Skye by Patricia Cabot
Grace from My Fake Rake by Eva Leigh
Did you get a mix? You might be a…
Hellion-Diamond, like Olivia from Last Night’s Scandal by Loretta Chase
Hellion-Wallflower, like Lilian from It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas
Hellion-Bluestocking, like Minerva from How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries
Wallflower-Bluestocking, like Alexandra from The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
Wallflower-Diamond, like Penelope from The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare
or a Diamond-Bluestocking, like Annabelle from Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
And if you have all four, you might be a Hellion-Wallflower-Diamond-Bluestocking, like Angelique from Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen. (Can you believe I found one?)
I’m a bluestocking, all the way. What type of Regency heroine are you? Does it match your favorite trope? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know!