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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday: StarCrossed


A weekly event on my blog where I post about books (not necessarily pre-release or new) that I've just added to my wishlist, along with a little blurb on why I want to read it.
(hosted by Book Chick City & Breaking the Spine)


StarCrossed
by Elizabeth C. Bunce
release date: 1 October 2010
Digger thrives as a spy and sneak-thief among the feuding religious factions of Gerse, dodging the Greenmen who have banned all magic. But when a routine job goes horribly wrong and her partner and lover Tegen is killed, she has to get out of the city, fast, and hides herself in a merry group of nobles to do so. Accepted as a lady's maid to shy young Merista Nemair, Digger finds new peace and friendship at the Nemair stronghold--as well as plenty of jewels for the taking. But after the devious Lord Daul catches her in the act of thievery, he blackmails her into becoming his personal spy in the castle, and Digger soon realizes that her noble hosts aren't as apolitical as she thought...that indeed, she may be at the heart of a magical rebellion.

Why it's on my wishlist
I love stories about thieves, and I love stories with friendships between women that are not bound to inane talk about men. I'm really interested in how Digger and Merista will become friends, and while I'm a bit iffy about the whole blackmail thing (man holding power over strong woman), I hope to enjoy this one.

Giveaway Update
I'm counting up the entries to my Blogoversary Giveaway right now, but I've got a midterm and RL business to tend to for the next few days. However, I can promise the results will be up and winners emailed by Friday. Thanks to all old and new followers for participating! =)
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5 comments:

Jan von Harz said...

Great pick. I think this one looks like it will be a fantastic read.

Alayne said...

Nice pick! Like the cover. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

pussreboots said...

This week I read two books off my wishlist but I added about twice as many to my list. As always, I'm wishing for a mixture of books.

Book Chick City said...

This sounds like an interesting read - I like a good historical novel every now and then. Hope you get to read them all soon :)

Sugarbeat said...

I love historicals as well but I've not heard of this one before. That's what I love about this weekly meme - finding out about new books! Thanks!