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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

I'm sure most of you know that Waiting on Wednesday is where I will tell you a couple of the upcoming books I am excited about. So here it goes:

As the youngest and only female member of the Knights Templar, Bilquis SanGreal grew up knowing she wasn't normal. Instead of hanging out at the mall or going on dates, she spends her time training as a soldier in her order's ancient battle against the Unholy.

Billi's cloistered life is blasted apart when her childhood friend, Kay, returns from Jerusalem, gorgeous and with a dangerous chip on his shoulder. He's ready to reclaim his place in Billi's life, but she's met someone new: amber-eyed Michael, who seems to understand her like no one else, effortlessly claiming a stake in her heart.

But the Templars are called to duty before Billi can enjoy the pleasant new twist to her life. One of the order's ancient enemies has resurfaced, searching for a treasure that the Templars have protected for hundreds of years -- a cursed mirror powerful enough to kill all of London's firstborn. To save her city from catastrophe, Billi will have to put her heart aside and make sacrifices greater than any of the Templars could have imagined.((Amazon summary))

Why I want it: Well, for one the cover is absolutely AWESOME! Girl with a sword, mysterious man in the background... All makes for an amazing story. Cursed mirror? All the better.

Nefertiti may be the dutiful daughter of a commoner, but her inquisitive mind often gets her into situations that are far from ordinary, like receiving secret lessons from a scribe. And she’s the kind of girl who acts first, and apologizes later whenever she witnesses injustice or cruelty. But she is also extraordinarily beautiful. And news of her striking beauty and impulsive behavior attracts the attention of her aunt, the manipulative Queen Tiye, who sees Nefertiti as an ideal pawn in her desire for power. Even though Nefertiti is taken from her beloved family and forced into a life filled with courtly intrigue and danger, her spirit and mind will not rest. She continues to challenge herself and the boundaries of ancient Egyptian society.

Why I want it: Esther Friesner has to be one of the best historical fiction writers of all time! She wrote two of my favorite books, Nobody's Princess and Nobody's Prize, about Helen of Sparta before she became Helen of Troy. This book has the same promise. The cover is even similar, though of course the dress is not. It promises to be a wonderful and action pack story about a strong young woman destined for greatness.

Much love!


Princess Neve Reviews said...

Amazing Pickes. You always know the best novels.

I will add them to my TO ORDER LIST.

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