Monday, 27 April 2009

Ransom My Heart by Princess of Genovia Mia Thermopolis (AKA Meg Cabot)

Title: Ransom My Heart
Author: Princess of Genovia Mia Thermopolis (Though, Mia doesn't exist, so it was really Meg Cabot)
Summary (from Shelfari): He's a tall, handsome knight with a secret. She's an adventurous beauty with more than a few secrets of her own. Finnula needs money for her sister's dowry, and fast. Hugo Fitzstephen, returning home to England from the Crusades with saddlebags of jewels, has money, and lots of it. What could be simpler than to kidnap him and hold him for ransom?
Well, for starters, Finnula could make the terrible mistake of falling in love with her hostage.

I'm really enjoying watching people all get in a tizzy about the adult scenes in the book. Come on now, anybody that's read Princess Diaries knows how Mia is and it IS an adult book.

But anyway, I stopped following The Princess Diaries series on book 9 , having outgrown the series, and never even finished the book. But then I heard the words 'Meg Cabot' and 'Historical Fiction' and had a little moment like this: 4TEJORIGJJKLBNDJGRIOUHRDGHDERHNGIUVHFDFGKJBNDIKGNDKWHAT THE HELL? and then decided I had to read it. Even if it was "written" by Mia Thermopolis.

This book was insanely amazing. Predictable? Yes. But it had a kick ass (literally) heroine and a realistic (though slightly dilusional) hero. And the little side stories all really made it come together, tying up everything and leaving me with this beautifully covered book.

But, in total, you need to read this book. Then you can help me make a petition for a sequel...or at least a lot more historical fiction books from Meg.

-Julie

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