James (katsurian) wrote,

a couple of very good books

I finally finished Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale this morning. I say finally not because it was hard to read or not very interesting but because about the only time I've had to read is at work...until today! It's the story of a young woman who accepts a job as a biographer to a famous author who is known for making stories about her past. But after sixty years and being close to dying, she wishes to tell her story. A very good book whose conclusion brought tears to my eyes.

I started and finished a young adult fantasy novel that's been sitting on my tbr stack for several months today. The Princess Pawn by Maggie L. Wood is a story about a 14 year old ninth grader who suddenly finds herself as the missing princess in a magical realm. She is the only one who can save two kingdoms and reunite her family whom she's never seen. A very unusual ending to this story made the conclusion all the more satisfying. Then, while visiting her website, I find that not only is there a sequel out (The Princess Mage) but a third one being written (The Princess Heir).

Now to figure out what book to take to work tomorrow and then it's off to bed!
Oh, and one last thought...365 days 'til Christmas! :-D
Tags: diane setterfield, maggie l. wood

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