Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze
"Happily ever after is a thing of the past.
The year is 2090.
England is a barren land. Food is rationed. Oil has decimated the oceans. The people are restless.
A ruthless revolutionary enacts a plan to destroy the royal family,
and in a moment, the king is dead. His heiress, Princess Mary, and her
brother, Jamie, have been abducted, and no one knows their fate.
Princess Eliza Windsor barely escapes, and finds herself scared and lost
in London's dangerous streets.
With a mind for revenge and the safe recovery of her siblings, Eliza
joins the enemy forces in disguise. There she is tempted by her first
taste of independence -- and true love. Ultimately she must summon her
courage and fight to ensure that she does not become... The Last
The premise of this one really interests me...a futuristic one that somehow manages to sound rather historical! I love the idea of a princess fighting for survival in 2090.
And now for some actual historical fiction...
The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee
"Queen Victoria has a
little problem: there’s a petty thief at work in Buckingham Palace. Mary
Quinn takes the simple case, going undercover as a domestic servant.
But before long, a scandal threatens to tear apart the Royal Family.
One of the Prince of Wales’s irresponsible young friends is killed
in disgraceful circumstances. Should the Queen hush things up or allow
justice to take its course? Mary’s interest in this private matter soon
becomes deeply personal: the killer, a drug-addicted Chinese sailor,
shares a name with her long-lost father.
Meanwhile, James Easton’s engineering firm is repairing the sewers
beneath Buckingham Palace. Trouble is, there’s a tunnel that’s not on
the plans. Its purpose is unclear. But it seems to be very much in use.
These overlapping puzzles offer a perfect opportunity for Mary and
James to work together again… if they can still trust one another. This
is Mary’s most personal case yet and she has everything to lose."
Ahhhh, can't wait for this one! I am in need of another Mary-and-James-on-an-adventure fix...but it'll be a little while till I get it, since this one doesn't release in the US until Feb 2012.
What books are you waiting for?