Thursday, January 1, 2015

My To-Be Read List- January 2015

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Welcome to My To-Be Read List for January. A new meme I am participating in this year to tackle my TBR pile feature you, my readers, voting on what I will read in January. Please take a moment to vote on the pole at the bottom of the post. Please leave a comment if you would like also. If you have read any of the book and have an opinion for which book I should read please leave a comment. I may be pushed to read more than one of these books. 

I actually have two books on this list that I would be okay with either one winning. I'm excited to read the one, but not as excited as the other two. Without further to do here are my books. 


Water Song by Suzanne Weyn has been on my TBR List since March 9th, 2013. This is a retelling of The Frog Prince.

"ONCE UPON A TIME" IS TIMELESS

 Young, beautiful, and wealthy, Emma Pennington is accustomed to a very comfortable life. Although war rages abroad, she hardly feels its effect. She and her mother travel from their home in Britain to the family estate in Belgium, never imagining that the war could reach them there. But it does.

 Soon Emma finds herself stranded in a war-torn country, utterly alone. Enemy troops fight to take over her estate, leaving her with no way to reach her family, and no way out.


 With all of her attention focused on survival and escape, Emma hardly expects to find love. But the war will teach her that life is unpredictable, people aren't always what they seem, and magic is lurking everywhere.

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George has been on my TBR list since February 18th, 2013. Princess of the Midnight Ball is a retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses.

A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn…

 Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.

. Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George’s take on the Grimms’ tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew.
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Sold for Endless Rue by Madeleine E. Robins has been on my TBR list since February 6th, 2014. Sold for Endless Rue is a retelling of Rapunzel.

The Crystal Heart is a retelling of Rapunzel. A girl in a tower. An underground kingdom. This retelling of Rapunzel offers a gripping blend of magic, romance, adventure, fairytale, and mystery.

his captivating historical answers the question, "Why did Rapunzel's mother lock her in the tower?" After a blighted childhood, young Laura finds peace and purpose in the home of a midwife and healer. Later, she enrolls in Salerno's famed medical school—the first in the world to admit women. Laura and her adoptive mother hope that Laura can build a bridge between women's herbal healing and the new science of medicine developing in thirteenth century Italy. The hardest lessons are those of love; Laura falls hard for a fellow student who abandons her for a wealthy wife. Worse, her mother rejects her as "impure." Shattered, Laura devotes herself to her work, becoming a respected medico. But her heart is still bitter, and when she sees a chance for revenge, she grabs it—and takes for her own Bieta, the newborn daughter of a woman whose husband regularly raided the physician's garden for bitter herbs to satisfy his pregnant wife's cravings. Determined to protect her adored daughter from the ravages of the world, Laura isolates the young woman in a tower. Bieta, as determined as her mother, escapes, and finds adventure—and love—on the streets of Salerno. Bieta's betrayal of her mother's love comes at a terrible price as lives are ruined and families are torn apart. Laura's medical knowledge cannot heal her broken heart; only a great act of love can bring everyone forgiveness and peace..


I chose fairy tale retellings because I like to get as many of these read as possible before Fairy Tale Fortnight comes around again and floods my TBR list again. I'm very excited to read all three of these and I'm very excited to see what book you guys pick for me. Please Vote Below and thank you in advance for your opinion. I will be back next week with the results


20 comments:

  1. I love all the ones one your list! I didn't read all of them (only the first one), but fairy tale books are the best :) Happy reading!

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  2. Jessica Day George is awesome!! I love all her books! Read her first!

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  3. I voted for Princess of the Midnight Ball as I liked that cover the most. I hope you enjoy whichever book wins!

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  4. I voted for Princess of Midnight ball. I have seen that one around and want to read it but I will see if you like it first (if it wins) ;)

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    1. That is the thing about this feature. We get our TBR down and then add to it at the end of the month.

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  5. I've never read any of these, but Water Song looks interesting to me!

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  6. Some where on my shelves I have Princess at the Midnight Ball so I voted for that one. :)

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  7. Oh these are all new to me and I'm a big fan of retelling! But something about Princess at the Midnight Ball appealed to me most (maybe the cover?) so that's the one I picked. I hope it's one of the two you really wanted to read :)

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  8. None are my cup of tea, so I went with what I thought was the prettiest cover ~ Princess at the Midnight Ball. :) Nice to have you joining in with us.

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    1. I understand retellings not being your cup of tea. As much as my sister and I read the same books she still hasn't got into fairy tale retellings, but she gives them a try for me.

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  9. I haven't read many fairy tale retellings but I've enjoyed those I have read. These all sound great, Rachael. I ended up voting for Princess at the Midnight Ball. I hope you love whichever book is chosen! I can't wait to see which one wins. :)

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    1. I think I picked three books that I would really enjoy.

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  10. I like the dress on the cover of Princess of the Midnight Ball so I voted for that one. Hope you like whatever wins!

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