Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dazzling Dresses

A Breath of Eyre
by Eve Marie Mont
Just released: March 27, 2012
part of the The Class of 2k12

In this stunning, imaginative novel, Eve Marie Mont transports her modern-day heroine into the life of Jane Eyre to create a mesmerizing story of love, longing, and finding your place in the world. . .

Emma Townsend has always believed in stories--the ones she reads voraciously, and the ones she creates. Perhaps it's because she feels like an outsider at her exclusive prep school, or because her stepmother doesn't come close to filling the void left by her mother's death. And her only romantic prospect--apart from a crush on her English teacher--is Gray Newman, a long-time friend who just adds to Emma's confusion. But escape soon arrives in an old leather-bound copy of Jane Eyre. . .

Reading of Jane's isolation sparks a deep sense of kinship. Then fate takes things a leap further when a lightning storm catapults Emma right into Jane's body and her nineteenth-century world. As governess at Thornfield, Emma has a sense of belonging she's never known--and an attraction to the brooding Mr. Rochester. Now, moving between her two realities and uncovering secrets in both, Emma must decide whether her destiny lies in the pages of Jane's story, or in the unwritten chapters of her own. . .


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Enchanted
by Alethea Kontis
Release date: May 8, 2012

It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.

The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past—and hers?


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The King's Agent
by Donna Russo Morin
Just released: February 28, 2012
currently on blog tour - check out more details about this book and author
and giveaways ;-D

To the casual observer, Battista della Paglia is an avid art collector, or perhaps a nimble thief. In reality, the cunning Italian is an agent for Fran├žois, the King of France, for whom he procures the greatest masterpieces of the day by any means necessary. Embroiled in a power struggle with Charles V, the King of Spain, Fran├žois resolves to rule Europe's burgeoning cultural world. When he sets his sights on a mysterious sculpture, Battista's search for the elusive objet d'art leads him to a captivating woman on a mission of her own. . .

Having spent her life under the controlling eye of her protector, the Marquess of Mantua, Aurelia longs for freedom. And she finds it in Battista. Together, they embark on a journey to find the clues that will lead him to the sculpture-- a venture so perilous it might have spilled from the pen of Dante himself. From the smoldering depths of Rome to a castle in the sky, the harrowing quest draws them inextricably together. But Aurelia guards a dark secret that could tear them apart--and change the course of history. . .


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The Selection
by Kiera Cass
Release date: April 24, 2012

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.


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Something Strange and Deadly
by Susan Dennard
Release date: July 24, 2012

There’s something
strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about.
Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.


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The Treachery of Beautiful Things
by Ruth Long
Release date: August 16, 2012

A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction

The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.


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IN COMMENTS: tell me which dress catches your fancy and would you want to read the print or ebook of the book

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11 comments:

  1. Enchanted! *_* (Even if... I love them all! :P) I always prefer to read printed books. ><

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  2. I'm with Giada for Enchanted, though a couple literally jumped at me.... and I prefer print as well, though I love my Kindle.

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  3. Enchanted sounds so much fun :D

    And it seems everyone agrees with me

    Print.
    booksforlife 01 gmail dot com

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  4. Something Strange and Deadly has a wonderful Gothic Dress, love that style!
    I would like print
    prettyhaydengurl at yahoo dot com
    Janiera @This is From my Heart

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  5. I really like the details in a Breath of Eyre. However, the dress in Something Strange and Deadly is simple and yet mysterious. I want to read this one in print.

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. THE KING'S AGENT and THE SELECTION are a tie for me. I can see myself going to the market in these.

    PRINT thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  7. I have always liked The Selection and that is my number one pick however I choose Something Strange and Deadly and The Treachery of Beautiful Things for second place. I would like print on this book. Thanks!

    pefrw at yahoo dot com

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  8. All these gowns are simply gorgeous, but I instantly fell head over heels in love with that breathtaking gown on the cover of Selection ... PLUS it's my favorite color, one that compliments my fair complexion. Oh, what I'd give to own a dress like that [even at my somewhat advanced age hehe]. So I'd definitely pick Selection in print just to drool over the cover!

    Thank you for all the generous, sweet giveaways, Vii :D

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  9. Those are all so gorgeous!! I think I'd have to go with The King's Agent though, in print.

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  10. They are all gorgeous, but I like The Treachery of Beautiful Things best. I love the flowers! So I would pick The Treachery of Beautiful Things in print so I can have the gorgeous dress on my shelves!

    Thanks for all the giveaways!

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  11. I love the Renaissance gown and blurb on the King's Agent which I would be happy to read in print.

    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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