Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by Breaking the Spine @ breakingthespine.blogspot.com where we book bloggers talk about a book that isn’t released yet that we are excited about.
My Pick this Week is………
Strangely Beautiful by Leanna Renee Hieber
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: April 26, 2016(reissue)
Summary from Goodreads:
Originally published as two books, Strangely Beautiful unites Leanna Renee Hieber’s critically acclaimed novels in a single revised volume, restoring the author’s original vision for the work.
Miss Persephone Parker—known as Percy—is different, with her lustrous, snow-white hair, pearlescent pale skin, and uncanny ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Seeking to continue her education, Percy has come to Queen Victoria’s London, to the Athens Academy. What she will learn there will change her life forever.
Athens Academy is the citadel of The Guard, an ancient order that battles the forces of evil. The Victorian Guard, led by professor Alexi Rychman, is incomplete. They cannot defeat Jack the Ripper— who is more than the serial killer he appears to be—or the greater monster his appearance heralds.
Percy’s lifelong habit of concealment combined with Alexi’s fevered search for the Guard’s missing seventh nearly prove disastrous as ancient Greek myths begin playing out in modern, gaslit, Victorian London. Percy and her new friends and allies must overcome their preconceptions about each other and their own histories before they can set the world to rights.
Why am I Excited
Okay I know I am cheating picked a re-release but I couldn’t help myself. I love Leanna Renee Hieber’s writing,characters,humor,and world. I have been waiting to get my hands on another book of hers and when I heard about this re-release was coming out before Eterna and Omega, I was dancing for joy. I am so excited to read Leanna’s first two books but re-edited and with scenes added and can’t to fall in love with the hero who she modeled after the late great Alan Rickman.
What are you waiting on this week?
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