Thursday, October 15, 2009

Book of the Day

I'm completely enchanted with the new book I'm reading: The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber. The title really grabbed me and the writing has been fantastic. Lots of layers, lots of depth. Can't wait to get back to it!

What fortune awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy? Hidden in the dark heart of Victorian London, the Romanesque school was dreadfully imposing, a veritable fortress, and little could Percy guess what lay inside. She had never met its powerful and mysterious Professor Alexi Rychman, knew nothing of the growing shadows, of the Ripper and other supernatural terrors against which his coterie stood guard. She saw simply that she was different, haunted, with her snow white hair, pearlescent skin and uncanny gift. This arched stone doorway was a portal to a new life, to an education far from what could be had at a convent-and it was an invitation to an intimate yet dangerous dance at the threshold of life and death...

1 comment:

  1. Wow that looks incredible...I'll definitely be picking it up. I love ghostly, gothic tales and wish there were more out there nowadays.

    May I recommend Haunting Jordan by PJ Alderman. It's one of the best books I've read this year. Part historical mystery, part suspense, part's fantastic.