So I thought it was about time I introduced my newest additions to my collection! I found some really good books and finally got some very old friends. I bought Princess of the Midnight Ball before reading it (shocking, I know! I never do that...well, I do now apparently) and enjoyed it. I really like it when the author adds little extras at the end, crafts you can do that tie into the story. That's what Jessica Day George has done with the two books in this series (the second, which I also bought, is Princess of Glass). She put in knitting patterns! Heaven! If I ever publish a book, I want to do that. It really lets you become part of the tale.
Anyway, I'm rambling on. I also got Mara, Daughter of the Nile (a very old, very treasured friend), and The Fever and the Flame (new found friend). All of these come highly recommended. I find the Jessica Day George books are for when you want light fairytale reading; perfect for those sparkling summer days when all you want to do is relax. The Fever and the Flame and Mara, Daughter of the Nile are both historical fiction, both fabulously done.
Right now, the book I am most excited about is Reckless, Cornelia Funke's newest book. I have ordered it from the library but am getting so impatient to read it that I might buy this one before reading as well! However, perhaps this will be a good lesson in patience. *Sigh*. Yes, I am a Cornelia Funke fan; my favourite is her Inkworld trilogy. So far. I just love discovering new treasures, and I have a hunch that Reckless will be just that.