Happy Saturday from the awesome town of Santa Fe, New Mexico! Don't worry, I am not going to sit inside and blog during vacation--I am just on east coast time and up way before the rest of town. People, Santa Fe is AWESOME. It has history and cool architecture and lots of Mexican food and margaritas. Huzzah, huzzah, lets go margarita (I made it a verb, no big deal). So while I am off frolicking to Mary Austin's haunts*******, enjoy this Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Review!
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman sounds awesome, as the rest of the book blog world knows. Bring on the dragons for my epic plane ride home.
Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.
Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life. (GoodReads).
******WAIT HAVE YOU NOT READ THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN? GO DO IT NOW. I mean, its one sentence blurb is "A classic of southwestern literature by a woman ahead of her time." You know we love some environmental literature around here , particularly feisty Victorian women who hung out in art colonies in the desert. Check Mary Austin out, she's awesome.