Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Julie is Tired Edition

It's 11:30, but I'm somewhat sleep deprived and sleeping is my reward for finishing this so...let's get started.

Between the Lines
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
Simon Pulse
[June 26, 2012]

What happens when happily ever after…isn’t?

Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.

And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.

Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows along the way, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale.
 I love Jodi Picoult's books (that I've read) and this sounds kind of amazing. I'm hoping it's wonderful.
Sisters of Glass
Stephanie Hemphill
Knopf Books for Young Readers
[March 27, 2012]

Maria is the younger daughter of an esteemed family on the island of Murano, the traditional home for Venetian glassmakers. Though she longs to be a glassblower herself, glassblowing is not for daughters—that is her brother's work. Maria has only one duty to perform for her family: before her father died, he insisted that she be married into the nobility, even though her older sister, Giovanna, should rightfully have that role. Not only is Giovanna older, she's prettier, more graceful, and everyone loves her.

Maria would like nothing more than to allow her beautiful sister, who is far more able and willing to attract a noble husband, to take over this role for her. But they cannot circumvent their father's wishes. And when a new young glassblower arrives to help the family business and Maria finds herself drawn to him, the web of conflicting emotions grows even more tangled.

 Italy and romance and sisters and nobility and I dunno guys...this just seems perfect.

And one more because I already opened the tab...

Edenbrooke
Julianne Donaldson
Deseret Book Company
[April 3, 2012]

Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor. So when an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. Thinking she’ll be able to relax and enjoy her beloved English countryside while her sister snags the handsome heir of Edenbrooke, Marianne finds that even the best laid plans can go awry.

From a terrifying run-in with a highwayman to a seemingly harmless flirtation, Marianne finds herself embroiled in an unexpected adventure filled with enough romance and intrigue to keep her mind racing. Will she be able to rein in her traitorous heart, or will a mysterious stranger sweep her off her feet? Fate had something other than a relaxing summer in mind when it sent Marianne to Edenbrooke.
Ignoring the gorgeous cover and the fact the author and I have eerily similar names, Pam at Bookalicious Pam turned me onto this one. It's technically an adult book, but she compared it to Downton Abbey and Pride and Prejudice and those are two of my "must have" terms. So...yeah.

And uhh...now I'm going to go pass out before midnight for the first time in...a really long time. Yay! (Though, I'll have been up for several hours when you see this. Whatever.)

--Julie

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