Good evening, my friends.
Sorry. I know that sentence makes me sound like a 700 year old vampire Lothario with greasy hair and a dirty mustache. I just can't help it. We've been apart for so long, I'm a changed person. Oh, and I've developed a vaguely Eastern European accent which really helps with the wooing.
I've been doing some book buying recently, trying to make the best of working through the summer (long days = more money to spend on books = looooong days). Here are a few new ones sitting at the foot of my bed:
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (YA Urban Fantasy)
The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester (MG Urban Fantasy)
French Food at Home by Laura Calder (a Cookbook!)
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross (YA Steampunk)
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares (Adult Fiction--I think?)
I'm super excited about Girl in the Steel Corset. I haven't seen a lot of new Young Adult Steampunk novels around the bookstore--but we have vampire books by the dozen. Do you have a favorite steampunk novel, or are you looking forward to a particular release? I loved Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.
Also: is 'steampunk' the official terminology? I have this bizarre feeling that it's what my mom would call a "little boy word," like fart or bologna. Okay, maybe not in quite the same playing field.
Love and books (wonderful, wonderful books),