Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Books I Bought: My TBR Pile

These are just a sample of some of the books in my TBR pile right now. Books that I have heard such good things about I had to buy. First Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George. I have her two teen novels (Princess of the Midnight Ball, and Sun, Moon, Ice, and Snow) and have heard only wonderful wonderful things bout her MG books. And FIRE by Kristin Cashore. After reading Graceling, I want to read all of her stuff!

by Jessica Day George

Summary: Creel, the heroine of Dragon Slippers is hardly a damsel-in-distress. After her aunt totes her out to the local dragon in desperation (with the hope that the local prince will rescue her from certain death and marry her), Creel refuses the haughty prince and finds friendship with the dragons, who set her on a journey to the center of the kingdom with a pretty pair of what only seem to be ordinary slippers. Along the way we discover Creel's enormous talent at embroidery, and you can't help but linger over the rich descriptions of her lovely tapestry-like gowns, which quickly make her the most sought-after dressmaker in the kingdom. But soon enough those mysterious slippers begin to wreak havoc, and it's up to Creel to save the kingdom from disaster and defend the dragons from certain doom. Creel's feisty spirit breathes fiery new life into this epic world at every turn, making this one of the most memorable and fun fantasy debuts to hit shelves since Cornelia Funke's Inkheart.

by Kristin Cashore

Praise for FIRE:
"...this marvelous prequel will appeal to older teens, who will not only devour it, but will also love talking about it." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Cashore's prose has matured, growing piercing and elegant..." --Horn Book, starred review

"Fresh, hopeful, tragic and glorious." --Kirkus, starred review

"Surpasses Cashore's debut and paves the way for further exploration of a world in which readers will happily immerse themselves." -- Horn Book

**NaNoWriMo update -- I have written 6,267 words!


Carolyn V. said...

Congrats on the 6,267! Woo hoo!

My daughter has wanted those books. I can't wait to hear more about them!

Ratliffs said...

I've been meaning to read more from Jessica Day George too!!