Tucson Festival of Books is just around the corner and we have amazing line up of authors joining us at our booth this year. Here is our author signing schedule for our booth (#130-135). Be sure to check our website as we get closer to the event since we are continually adding authors.
The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan is a gripping Gothic tale filled with gargoyles, demons, love and the dark streets of 19th century Paris. Ingrid and Gabby move to Paris to help their mother establish a new art gallery. Grayson, Ingrid’s twin brother, moved a few weeks earlier to find them an estate for their new business and house, but once the girls and their mother arrive they discover that he is missing. Determined to track their brother down, Ingrid and Gabby soon find themselves in a world filled with creatures that they once believed were only in fairy tales.
I loved this book and can’t wait to start The Lovely and the Lost. Morgan’s world is dark and gritty and so much fun to get lost in. You can feel the dark creature’s presence as you follow the girls into the bowels of Paris. I really liked that she gave Ingrid and Gabby full personalities rather than just focusing on one sister. Even though Gabby doesn’t have the same talents as Ingrid, we discover that she is just as fierce and strong as her sister. The gargoyle mythology was so refreshing! Finally a new creature to fall in love with, and yes Luc is sure to steal your heart. Morgan created a unique series that has me entranced and excited to keep following. This is sure to capture the attention of any YA paranormal fan.
Page Morgan will be attending the year’s Tucson Festival of Books. She will be signing at our booth (#130 to #135) 10 AM on Saturday. Come meet her and get an autographed copy of her fabulous book.
If you are looking for a dark faerie young adult novel, then be sure to pick-up Janni Lee Simner’s Bones of Faerietrilogy. Simner creates such an original world and story that I found it to be an incredibly refreshing read.
Bones of Faerie is the first book in the series. Liza has grown up in a very bleak world. After the war with the faeries, life as they once knew it no longer exists. There are no cars or computers, in fact there are very limited resources. Liza also knows that when people are touched with magic they must be “dealt” with. The evil of magic must not be allowed into the village regardless of how brutal the actions to the inflicted are. The problem is, Liza thinks she may have been infected with magic. She decides she much embark on a quest to better understand her heritage and her mother.
This is an excellent, albeit dark, faerie dystopian tale. Simner did such an amazing job of describing the fear of living in her world. The mythology of the magic is unlike anything that I have read lately. It was not just the people that were effect by the faeries but everything: trees, water and creatures have all come to life with magical gifts. I loved this but found myself anxious right along with Liza during her perilous journey. You never knew what was lurking around the next turn. Not only are the descriptions fabulous, but so are the characters. Liza may be sheltered but she is already starting to grown into a strong and independent heroine. And I also loved her healer Allie with her constant optimism. She is a the perfect balance to Liza’s often pessimistic logic.
We still have autographed copies of Faerie After, book three in the series, in-stock. Janni Lee Simner has told us she is happy to sign books for any of her fans and will stop in the store to sign books. Please let us know if you are interested in a personalized autograph copy.