A flawed, willful, and tantalizing heroine for steampunk fans; a romantic, but dangerous reunion; modern-day cowboys steam up a series; romance awakens an estate where murder lurked ; a really sad love story with a happy-for-now ending; 18th-century spirits reach out to modern times in a new thriller.
This week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staff are reading some devasting children’s literature, particularly savory romance, smart and serious discussions of education reform, a popular page-turner, and classics that disappoint or challenge in various ways. Dig in! It’s a hearty offering.
Andersen, Laura. The Boleyn Deceit. Ballantine. Dec. 2013. 400p. ISBN 9780345534118. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780345534125. HISTORICAL Andersen recently launched a Tudor trilogy with The Boleyn King, which imagines that Anne Boleyn gave birth to a lusty baby boy who would become king of England. Here, Henry IX, called William by intimates, has passed through […]