Monday, June 13, 2011

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From the library...


The Season by Sarah McLean

Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra is strong-willed and sharp-tongued — in a house full of older brothers and their friends, she had to learn to hold her own. Not the best makings for an aristocratic lady in Regency London. Yet her mother still dreams of marrying Alex off to someone safe, respectable, and wealthy. But between ball gown fittings, dances, and dinner parties, Alex, along with her two best friends, Ella and Vivi, manages to get herself into what may be her biggest scrape yet. When the Earl of Blackmoor is mysteriously killed, Alex decides to help his son, the brooding and devilishly handsome Gavin, uncover the truth. But will Alex's heart be stolen in the process? In an adventure brimming with espionage, murder, and other clandestine affairs, who could possibly have time to worry about finding a husband?



The Pale Assassin by Patricia Elliott

Spoiled, beautiful fourteen-year-old Eugénie de Boncoeur is accustomed to outrageous privilege. The French Revolution may rage around her, but Eugénie's luxurious lifestyle is only improved by visits from her brother, Armand, especially doting since the two were orphaned. What Eugénie doesn't know is that their guardian has promised her in marriage to the wealthy, vengeful Le Fantome, a revolutionary nursing a secret grudge against her family. As the Revolution becomes increasingly violent, Eugénie is shipped off to convent school. Finally, there is no place in France that is safe for her. Eugénie dusts off her lightly used brains and rises to the challenge of survival; and soon she is in the thick of turmoil and romance, confronting spies, secret agents, and double-crossing suitors in her quest to get out of France alive.


Squire (Protector of the Small, #3) by Tamora Pierce

In Book 3 of Tamora Pierce's Protector of the Small sequence, 14-year-old Keladry of Mindelan is ready to begin training as a squire after undergoing four grueling years as the first girl to be officially educated as a page. 


Theodosia and the Eye of Horus by R.L. LaFevers 

Being able to detect black magic isn’t all tea and crumpets — and for Theodosia Throckmorton, it can be a decidedly tricky business! When Sticky Will drags Theo to a magic show featuring the Great Awi Bubu, she quickly senses there is more to the magician than he lets on, setting in motion a chain of events she never could have bargained for. 


Kindle...


Cotillion by Georgette Heyer (free on Amazon!)


Young Kitty Charing stands to inherit a vast fortune from her irascible and eccentric guardian - provided she marries one of his great-nephews... No sooner does Kitty arrive in London then the race for her hand begins, but between confirmed rakes and bumbling affections, Kitty needs a daring scheme ...


The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks

Think vampires are romantic and powerful? Think again. Vampires are dead. And unless they want to end up staked, they have to give up fanging people, admit their addiction, join a support group, and reform themselves.

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined. 

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home. 


When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change. 


But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war.



The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis  

Eleven-year-old Sallie March is a whip-smart tomboy and voracious reader of Western adventure novels. When she and her sister Maude escape their self-serving guardians for the wilds of the frontier, they begin an adventure the likes of which Sallie has only read about. This time however, the "wanted woman" isn't a dime-novel villain, it's Sallie's very own sister! What follows is not the lies the papers printed, but the honest-to-goodness truth of how two sisters went from being orphans to being outlaws—and lived to tell the tale!



What are you reading?

3 comments:

Britta said...

Oh, I love me some historical fiction! This look interesting. Thanks for stopping by my IMM. To answer your question about my counters for my challenges, (I answered on my blog, but I will answer here too), just click on them and it will take you to the site that I use to create them. Then just copy & paste into a new HTML widget. Easy!

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Kaye M. said...

@Britta Thanks so much! <3

sunniesarecool said...

Looks like you have recieved some wonderful books this week "The Iron King" is firmly in my reading pile and from what i have heard is a wonderful read,
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and hope you enjoy your reading,
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