Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (29)

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

JulNoWriMo starts tomorrow. Yikes! My day is going to have a lot of last minute planning and writing involved! Why am I doing this again?

The Fool's Girl
Celia Rees

[July 20, 2010]
Young and beautiful Violetta may be of royal blood, but her kingdom is in shambles when she arrives in London on a mysterious mission. Her journey has been long and her adventures many, but it is not until she meets the playwright William Shakespeare that she gets to tell the entire story from beginning to end. Violetta and her comic companion, Feste, have come in search of an ancient holy relic that the evil Malvolio has stolen from their kingdom. But where will their remarkable quest—and their most unusual story—lead?

In classic Celia Rees style, it is an engrossing journey, full of political intrigue, danger, and romance.
This wholly original story is spun from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and includes both folly and suspense that would make the Bard proud.


I wasn't the biggest fan of Sovay and Lanna gave this a meh rating, but I wanna give Celia another try. (Though, I prefer the UK cover!)

StarCrossed
Elizabeth Bunce
[October 1, 2010]
Digger thrives as a spy and sneak-thief among the feuding religious factions of Gerse, dodging the Greenmen who have banned all magic. But when a routine job goes horribly wrong and her partner and lover Tegen is killed, she has to get out of the city, fast, and hides herself in a merry group of nobles to do so. Accepted as a lady's maid to shy young Merista Nemair, Digger finds new peace and friendship at the Nemair stronghold--as well as plenty of jewels for the taking. But after the devious Lord Daul catches her in the act of thievery, he blackmails her into becoming his personal spy in the castle, and Digger soon realizes that her noble hosts aren't as apolitical as she thought... that indeed, she may be at the heart of a magical rebellion.


I liked Elizabeth's last book and this one is very intriguing, despite the less than awesome cover.

And that's it for me. Back to busily making playlists and writing!

--Julie

4 comments:

  1. I've read some of Celia Rees' books, but after Sorceress and Pirate, I got a little fed up. Might try again with this though..

    Great picks! =)

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  2. Great Pick, these books sound good! Love the covers.

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  3. The Fool's Girl sounds awesome. I've never read Celia Rees but it sounds right up my alley. Thanks for sharing this!

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