This has been a quiet week. I haven’t yet begun book three in the Broken Fate series, opting instead to take a couple of weeks and work on another novel. My brain needs some time to dump Avenging Fate and get ready for book three, so what better way than to explore some new characters and another world? I’m really excited about beginning something new!
Also, be sure to enter my giveaway for a free signed copy of Broken Fate! Don’t miss this chance to pad your summer reading list with a free book!
Other than that, I’ve just been enjoying the lead-in to summer and watching way too much French Open tennis.
- Flawed, by Cecelia Ahern. This is the YA debut from the author of P.S. I Love You. It’s the beginning of a series where people must be perfect and any flaws are punished. Of course, the main character does something against the norm and incurs the wrath of society, setting her up for punishment and the opportunity to make a grand stand against society. It’s hard to know from the description if it will be any good or be just another dystopian story, but I like Ahern’s adult works, so it’s worth a try.
- The Star-Touched Queen, by Roshani Chokshi. This is yet another in the tradition of Tales of the Arabian Nights and other fiction that uses the theme of mystical Arabian kingdoms. This is apparently the latest trend in not only YA, but fiction as a whole. In this one, a young girl becomes queen of just such a kingdom (through an arranged marriage) and must deal with all of the political intrigue that results, not to mention solving the “otherworldly mystery” that threatens the kingdom. I really hate to sound so cynical right out of the gate, but these stories are all starting to run together.