Saturday, July 4, 2009

An American Novel

Happy 4th of July to the American readers!
And international readers, you can read this post too. :) It's not just about the 4th of July.
I decided to share with you some information about a novel called Two Girls of Gettysburg by Lisa Klein. This book doesn't really have anything to do with the 4th of July, but I can't wait to read it. It actually takes place during the Civil War.

Lizzie and Rosanna are cousins and best friends, but when the Civil War breaks out, Lizzie finds herself committed to the Union cause, while Rosanna is swept up in the passions of the Old South--and in her love for a dashing young Confederate officer. Torn in their alliances, each girl finds herself grappling with the senseless brutality of war and the sacrifices that must be made in order to survive. It will take one of the war's bloodiest battles--fought on the farmlands and streets of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania--to reunite them. And in its aftermath, their lives are changed forever.

You should expect a review of this book by us sometime soon. It's been out for a while, I just need to read it. Lisa Klein also has a new book coming out in October 2009. It is...

Lady Macbeth's Daughter

Albia has grown up with no knowledge of her parents, the bloody tyrant Macbeth and his wife. Instead she is raised by three strange sisters deep in the Wychelm Woods and the moors of Scotland. When she discovers that she has the Second Sight, she must decide whether to ignore the terrible future she foresees--or to change it.

I definitely can't wait to read this as well! Wait a second... please tell me you've heard of Lisa Klein! Have you? If not, here is her first book. The amazingly awesome...


He is Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; she is simply Ophelia. If you think you know their story, think again.In this reimagining of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, it is Ophelia who takes center stage. A rowdy, motherless girl, she grows up at Elsinore Castle to become the queen's most trusted lady-in-waiting. When she catches the attention of the captivating, dark-haired Prince Hamlet, their love blossoms in secret. But bloody deeds soon turn Denmark into a place of madness, and Ophelia's happiness is shattered. Ultimately she must choose between her love for Hamlet and her own life. In desperation, Ophelia devises a plan to escape from Elsinore forever...with one very dangerous secret.

If you haven't read this yet, you DEFINITELY should. It's a wonderful take on Shakespeare's classical tragedy.

And without further ado, I give you--



  1. Ooooo Fireworks. I want to read most of those books you listed. I did try to read Ophelia, but couldn't quite get into it. I'll have to see what you think of it when you read it.

  2. Are you kidding?? Ophelia is like one of my favorite books of all time!!! :-) I love it, and I can't wait for you to read it!!!

  3. I got Lady Macbeth's Daughter at BEA and enjoyed it a lot. I have my review at Goodreads if you are interested in reading it - I'm waiting to post it on the blog closer to the release date. Two Girls of Gettysburg was really good as well!


Comment, comment, comment! We love your words, so type, type, type, Readers!

We love to hear from authors, fellow reviewers, YA readers, and random members of the general public. Have your say, and let us know what you think!