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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman


Genre: Mythology, Fantasy, Folklore

Pages: 304

Published February 7th 2017 by W. W. Norton & Company

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Synopsis:

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of giants, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerges the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.


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Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas


Genre: Romance, Historical, Regency

Pages: 416

Published May 31st 2016 by Avon

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Synopsis:

A ruthless tycoon

Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better…

A sheltered beauty

Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable… the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with…

Marrying Mr. Winterborne


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Character Interview: Ivy Higgins from Chasing Eveline


‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring IVY HIGGINS from Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!

Ivy, give us some small deets below!

Full name: Ivy Marie Higgins
Age: 16
Favorite Season: The first snow of winter
Favorite Cookie: snickerdoodle (because it’s my dad’s favorite)
Favorite Hot Beverage: hot chocolate


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Character Interview: Elise Benson from Finding My Charming


‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring ELISE BENSON from Finding My Charming by Brittney Mulliner. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!


So, Elise, give us some small deets below!

Full name: Elise Benson
Age: 18
Occupation: Full-time Student
Favorite Past Time: Reading!
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Cookie: Chocolate Chip, I’m a classic girl
Favorite Hot Beverage: I prefer frozen hot chocolate! Yum!


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Happy Release Day: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

 


Genre: New Adult, Retelling, Fantasy

Pages: 352

Release Day: December 5th, 2017 by Del Ray

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The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home—but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege.

Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to life in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods. When a battle with some bandits who have been terrorizing the countryside earns her the admiration of the Grand Prince of Moscow, she must carefully guard the secret of her gender to remain in his good graces—even as she realizes his kingdom is under threat from mysterious forces only she will be able to stop.


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Character Interview: Lexi Carmichael from No Woman Left Behind


‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring Lexi Carmichael from No Woman Left Behind by Julie Moffett. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!


So, Lexi, give us some small deets below!

Full name: Lexi Carmichael
Age: 25
Favorite Season: Autumn
Favorite Cookie: There is no cookie I won’t eat.
Favorite Hot Beverage: Hot chocolate


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Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer


Genre: Fairytale retelling, dark fantasy, young adult

Pages: 368

Published April 11th 2017 by HarperTeen

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Synopsis:

A kingdom burns. A princess sleeps. This is no fairy tale.

It all started with the burning of the spindles.

No.

It all started with a curse…

Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and her voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close.

And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora’s blood—and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.

As the faerie queen and her army of Vultures prepare to march, Isabelle must race to find a prince who can awaken her sister with the kiss of true love and seal their two kingdoms in an alliance against the queen.

Isabelle crosses land and sea; unearthly, thorny vines rise up the palace walls; and whispers of revolt travel in the ashes on the wind. The kingdom falls to ruin under layers of snow. Meanwhile, Aurora wakes up in a strange and enchanted world, where a mysterious hunter may be the secret to her escape…or the reason for her to stay.


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