Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (14) Julie

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Breaking the Spine.

As I skipped last week, I'm gonna do more than one today.

Shadow Hills
Anastasia Hopcus
[July 13, 2010]

Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry.

After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and
gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all.

But the more questions she asks and the
deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town…might cost her her life.

This book's cover has always drawn me in, but this was another one I tried to avoid reading the summary for. Now that I have, I'm desperate for it!


The False Princess
Eilis O'Neal
[May 11, 2010]

Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia knows her role in life. But everything changes when she learns, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess–a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city, her best friend, Kiernan, and the only life she’s ever known.

While struggling with her new peasant life, Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins–long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control. Returning to the city to seek answers, she instead uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor’s history forever.

I don't know what it is about this book that draws me in, but it just sounds so insanely good. (I also must mention both Shadow Hills and The False Princess are from Egmont. Go Egmont!)


Folly
Marthe Jocelyn
[May 11, 2010]

Three fates intertwine in this moving and passionate love story set in Victorian London.

Mary Finn: country girl, maid to a lord in London

Caden Tucker: liar, scoundrel, and heart's delight

James Nelligan: age six, tossed into a herd of boys

When Mary Finn falls into the arms of handsome Caden Tucker, their frolic changes the course of her life. What possesses her? She's been a girl of common sense until now. Mary's tale alt
ernates with that of young James Nelligan, a new boy in an enormous foundling home.

Um...this just kind of wins. No explanation needed.


So, there ya go! And this will help narrow down the list for the future too!

--Julie

2 comments:

  1. I just saw that you featured Shadow Hills in your WoW post; thanks so much! I'm excited that you're interested in my book.

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