Reading list: December 2011

Dec 30, 2011
Here are the books I read this month:

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

The fourth book in the Inheritance Cycle wraps up the dealings of Eragon and the wicked king of Alagaësia, King Galbatorix.  It's defeat Galbatrorix or be killed trying.  A dragon-rider and the Varden army, which is composed of elves, Dwarves, Urgals, Werecats and men, are quickly approaching Urû'baen where they will fight the remaining forces of the Empire.  A great battle awaits them since Galbatorix has placed ward after ward to protect the city and it's people.  Men who don't feel pain and structures that are unnaturally strong are just two of the problems they face. Any short summary I write won't do the 78 chapters justice.  You can't start with the end...the order is Eragon, Eldest, Brisinger and Inheritance.

Thorn in My Heart & Fair is the Rose by Liz Curtis Higgs

Set in Scotland in the late 1700's, we have a story filled with love, jealousy, deceitfulness, trickery and TONS of drama.  Jamie who with the aide of his mother cheats his twin brother out of his inheritance of the family farm.  The brother as you can imagine isn't too fond of this and wants to kill Jamie.  Jamie runs away to his uncle's house to not only have a safe place to hid, but conveniently find a bride.  He immediately falls in love with the younger sister Rose, while the older sister Leana immediately falls in love with Jamie.  You guessed it, let the drama begin.  If you know the story of Jacob, Leah and Rachel from the Bible, you will pretty much know what happens.  Higgs adds her own twists to the story though, so there are a few surprises.  I just finished reading the second book Fair is the Rose. The drama continues.  Just when you think all the conniving is done there is a whole new book full of trickery.  I can't really tell you what happens in the second book since it will give away what happens in the first.  Going to order the third one from the library today!

What books do you suggest???


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