Thursday, May 28, 2009

BEA tomorrow! (and mini In My Mailbox post)

I can't wait for BEA tomorrow!! SQUEE! Here are the signings I definitely want to try and make it on Friday, so if anyone wants to stalk me, look for me at these signings:

2:00-3:00: Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Stage Fright by Meg Cabot
2:30-3:30: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
2:30-3:30: Forest Born by Shannon Hale
3:30-4:30: The Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda

I'm annoyed by Scott Westerfeld and Shannon Hale being at the same time though! I hope the lines aren't too long. I don't know how I will choose if I have to!

Also I got three books in the mail today and I figured I may as well blog about them now because I'll probably be too busy on Saturday because of BEA books:

The Diamond Secret by Suzanne Weyn

A Retelling of "Anastasia"
Nadya is a mischievous kitchen girl in a Russian tavern. Having nearly drowned in the Iset River during the turmoil of the Revolution, she has no memory of her past and longs for the life she cannot remember.
Then two young men arrive at the tavern and announce that Nadya's long-lost grandmother has sent them to find her. Yearning for family and friendship, she agrees to accompany them to Paris for the joyful reunion. Nadya eagerly embarks on her journey, never dreaming it will be one of laughter, love — and betrayal.

The Book of the Maidservant by Rebecca Barnhouse

Johanna is a servant girl to Dame Margery Kempe, a renowned medieval holy woman. Dame Margery feels the suffering the Virgin Mary felt for her son but cares little for the misery she sees every day. When she announces that Johanna will accompany her on a pilgrimage to Rome, the suffering truly begins. After walking all day, Johanna must fetch water, wash clothes, and cook for the entire party of pilgrims. Then arguing breaks out between Dame Margery and the other travelers, and Johanna is caught in the middle. As the fighting escalates, Dame Margery turns her back on the whole group, including Johanna. Abandoned in a foreign land where she doesn’t even speak the language, the young maidservant must find her own way to Rome.
Inspired by the fifteenth-century text The Book of Margery Kempe, the first autobiography in English, debut novelist Rebecca Barnhouse chronicles Johanna’s painful journey through fear, anger, and physical hardship to ultimate redemption.

Guinevere's Gamble by Nancy McKenzie

The second book in the Chrysalis Queen Quartet, starring the young Guinevere.
Much has changed over the last few months in Gwynedd, but Guinevere is still uncertain where her future lies. She recently made the unsettling discovery that she has been guarded all her life by a pagan tribe who believes she is destined to save them—they believe she and the great king will one day wed. But this prophecy is so at odds with her inferior position in the castle as Queen Alyse and King Pellinore’s lowly ward, she can’t believe it’s true. Now more complications arise as Guinevere and her cousin accompany Alyse and Pellinore to a meeting between Welsh kings, presided over by one of the High King Arthur’s knights. While there, Guinevere discovers she has a powerful enemy: King Arthur’s sister, Princess Morgaine. But why would Morgaine hate her?
Guinevere is tumbling into her destiny in ways she never imagined, and she may soon have to face the prophecy with new eyes. . . .

1 comment:

Katie said...

The Diamond Secret looks pretty good. Happy reading and enjoy BEA!

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