Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
This is the first in the "prequel" grouping of Clare's "Infernal Devices" trilogy (the original trilogy, "The Mortal Instruments", was excellent!), and takes place in 1878 London.
This YA series again features Shadowhunters, steles, bad guys and more, but with a steampunk vibe to it. Our main protagonist, Tessa, is again torn between two intriguing boys, there's a good mix of action and emotion, and though I'm not much of a late 1800s-reader, I really enjoyed this time and setting - though so far, the other series is my favorite. I can't wait for the next one, though - recommended!
The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie
I love all Jennifer Crusie books, and I love audiobooks, ergo, I loved this combination! Daisy and Linc may not be the perfect match, but they have to fake it - he needs a wife to land a job, and Daisy just needs an income...
Funny, cute, sweet, and it has a dog. Rock on. :-)
Her and Me and You by Lauren Strasnick
Yeah, this YA novel was, um, weird. Quick to read (like, an hour, maybe) and engaging enough, but, still, weird. Fraternal twins, a new girl, a strange romantic triangle, eating disorders and a hint of lesbianism. Weird.
A Trip To the Beach by Bob and Melinda Blanchard
I found this in Mum's old books, and thought it would be a nice gentle read - and it was. This memoir details the Blanchards as they move to Anguilla, start up a top-notch restaurant, weather the challenges of "island life" and live on "island time", and also the devastating effects of Hurricane Luis a year or two after they opened. I read this in fits and starts, but really enjoyed the glimpse into Caribbean life. :-)
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