For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been crashing inelegantly towards the end of the third Mary Quinn novel, The Traitor and the Tunnel. I’m seeing progress, at last, and it feels good. I can tell I’m near because I’ve started making lists of things to do and books to read A.D. (After Delivery). Now, this is still a couple of weeks off, but it’s never too early to list. So far, I’ve got (in no particular order):
YA & genre:
Perchance to Dream, by Lisa Mantchev
The Hunchback Assignments, by Arthur Slade
In the Serpent’s Coils, by Tiffany Trent
Hearts at Stake, by Alyxandra Harvey
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag, by Alan Bradley
So, bookish friends – what am I missing? What else would you recommend?
This week, in reviews:
Lynn Rutan of Bookends (Booklist’s children’s & YA blog) calls Spy “terrific… intriguing… enticing” and demands, “More more!”
Teens Read Too gives Spy a Gold Star Award for excellence! Reviewer Jennifer Rummel says it’s “pure magical entertainment. A great feisty heroine, lots of danger, plenty of mysteries to untangle, and a little romance creates a wonderfully perfect first edition to a new series.”
At Pipedreaming, Vikki VanSickle says, “A Spy in the House is the love child of Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy and Ally Carter’s Gallagher series and then some”!
Thank you so much, you enthusiastic librarians and booksellers. I’m honoured.