Spotlight Friday (28)

It’s that time of week again!  It’s just been a good day, you know?  It’s SNOWING outside for one thing (and I adore the snow), so that’s just fabulous.  And when it’s snowing, what’s more fun that curling up with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate?  So let’s curl up with three new books!

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2) by Aimee Carter

Release Date: March 27, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads): Kate Winters has won immortality. 

But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she’ll have to fight for it. 

Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans. 

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future. 

Henry’s first wife, Persephone.

What’s To Like: If it’s Greek Mythology, I’m there.  While I liked the first book, it wasn’t my favorite Hades story.  I’m a little more interested in this one because we actually get to see what Tartarus looks like and my favorite Greek, Persephone, will make an entrance.  I’m a bit excited about that, though I fear this will succumb to the SS: Sequel Slump (where, for some reason, the main characters just can’t be together).  I very much dislike that this seems to be the trend in series now.

My review of Goddess Interrupted.

A Breath of Eyre (Unbound, #1) by Eve Marie Mont

Release Date: March 27, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads)Emma Townsend has always believed in stories—the ones she reads voraciously, and the ones she creates in her head. Perhaps it’s because she feels like an outsider at her exclusive prep school, or because her stepmother doesn’t come close to filling the void left by her mother’s death. And her only romantic prospect—apart from a crush on her English teacher—is Gray Newman, a long-time friend who just adds to Emma’s confusion. But escape soon arrives in an old leather-bound copy of Jane Eyre… 

Reading of Jane’s isolation sparks a deep sense of kinship. Then fate takes things a leap further when a lightning storm catapults Emma right into Jane’s body and her nineteenth-century world. As governess at Thornfield, Emma has a sense of belonging she’s never known—and an attraction to the brooding Mr. Rochester. Now, moving between her two realities and uncovering secrets in both, Emma must decide whether her destiny lies in the pages of Jane’s story, or in the unwritten chapters of her own…

What’s To Like: I’ve never read Jane Eyre, so that’s definitely not why I’m reading this.  I can relate to Emma, in the aspect of believing stories.  And I’m a fan of stories where characters fall into well known books and become a part of the story.  It’s been done in Saving Juliet and The Vampire Stalker.  Both were pretty good stories.  I’m hoping this lives up to them.

Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

Release Date: April 1, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads)Emme, Sophie, Ethan, and Carter are seniors at a performing arts school, getting ready for their Senior Showcase recital, where the pressure is on to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. For Sophie, a singer, it’s been great to be friends with Emme, who composes songs for her, and to date Carter, soap opera heartthrob who gets plenty of press coverage. Emme and Ethan have been in a band together through all four years of school, but wonder if they could be more than just friends and bandmates. Carter has been acting since he was a baby, and isn’t sure how to admit that he’d rather paint than perform. The Senior Showcase is going to make or break each of the four, in a funny, touching, spectacular finale that only Elizabeth Eulberg could perform.

What’s To Like: I love the way Elizabeth Eulberg writes.  Her story The Lonely Hearts Club was the first book I reviewed here.  She’s so great.  And I’m really looking forward to this because I spent most of my teenage years on the stage in one form or another and in the company of friends just like this.  So seeing what equated to my senior year spelled out in a book by an author I like is cool (though I never went to a performing arts school).

My review of Take A Bow.

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