THE WINTER SEA
By: Susanna Kearsley
Publication Date: 2010
So… I haven’t read this. This week I decide to pick a book that has been on my to read list that I really want to make an effort to get to very soon. The summary has (and has had) me completely intrigued from the moment I saw it, I just haven’t worked this one into my pile. I’m going to change that immediately. Plus the cover is gorgeous. Have you read this? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!
Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write.
But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, making her the only living person who knows the truth-the ultimate betrayal-that happened all those years ago, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her…
Her first novel Mariana won the prestigious Catherine Cookson Literary Prize and launched her writing career. Susanna continued her mix of the historical and paranormal in novels The Splendour Falls, Named of the Dragon, Shadowy Horses and Season of Storms.
Susanna Kearsley also writes classic-style thrillers under the name of Emma Cole.
TATIANA & ALEXANDER
By: Paullina Simons
Publication Date: July 29, 2010
YOU GUYS!!! This series has completely gutted me and now all I can do is tell everyone I know that they need to read these books. I swear…Jaime is probably getting sick of me talking about it but I’m not kidding – everyone should read this series. Yes, the books are long but I was completely sucked into these characters lives and could not stop thinking about them and what was going to happen next. Don’t be afraid of the length…this story is totally worth it and I will just say, I loved Alexander in The Bronze Horseman and this book just made me love him more.
This story is fast paced. A lot happens in a short amount of time, but I never once felt like anything was rushed. And the author did a good job of keeping me on my toes. I was never sure of who I could trust.
And Max…well, swoony boys are swoony. That is all.
Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.