since my last book post:
Really great reads are two books from Jacqueline Carey -- Santa Olivia, which is basically a gritty super-hero story, and Naamah's Kiss, which starts a new trilogy in the the Terre Ange universe.
Finished the Aurora Teagarden series by Charlaine Harris: A Bone to Pick ; Three Bedrooms, One Corpse ; The Julius House ; Dead Over Heels ; A Fool And His Honey ; Poppy Done to Death except that I accidentally skipped the penultimate Last Scene Alive.
And finished Charlaine Harris Lily Bard series: Shakespeare's Landlord ; Shakespeare's Champion ; Shakespeare's Christmas ; Shakespeare's Trollop ; Shakespeare's Counselor.
And read her first book Sweet & Deadly, which is really a novice effort. Or maybe she just doesn't do 3rd person well.
Read more of Lauren Willig's pink carnation series: The Masque of the Black Tulip ; The Deception of the Emerald Ring ; The Seduction of the Crimson Rose Emerald Ring was cringe-worthy but Crimson Rose was good.
Also read Julia Quinn's What Happens in London, which is a cute and light regency and Nalini Singh's Angel's Blood which is a paranormal romance which has some interesting world-building and an annoyingly "feisty" heroine.
My 12yo made me read Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner, which is fantastic, and I sneakily read the sequel Nobody's Prize before her which totally ticked her off. :) They are about a young Helen of Troy as we'd like her to be, and I enjoyed her view of Helen's contemporaries.
She also wanted me to read the Faerie Path by Frewin Jones, but after I had to read about the heroine glancing into her mirror to check her beautiful self out I told my 12yo I am just too old for this many writing cliches.
Another good YA I read is the almost-too-angsty Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner.
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