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Waiting on Wednesday for Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman

Waiting on Wednesday for Traitor Angels by Anne BlankmanTraitor Angels by Anne Blankman
Published by Balzer + Bray on May 3rd 2016
Pages: 400
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Six years have passed since England’s King Charles II returned from exile to reclaim the throne, ushering in a new era of stability for his subjects.
Except for Elizabeth Milton. The daughter of notorious poet John Milton, Elizabeth has never known her place in this shifting world—except by her father’s side. By day she helps transcribe his latest masterpiece, the epic poem Paradise Lost, and by night she learns languages and sword fighting. Although she does not dare object, she suspects that he’s training her for a mission whose purpose she cannot fathom.
Until one night the reason becomes clear: the king’s man arrive at her family’s country home to arrest her father. Determined to save him, Elizabeth follows his one cryptic clue and journeys to Oxford, accompanied by her father’s mysterious young houseguest, Antonio Vivani, a darkly handsome Italian scientist who surprises her at every turn. Funny, brilliant, and passionate, Antonio seems just as determined to protect her father as she is—but can she trust him with her heart?
When the two discover that Milton has planted an explosive secret in the half-finished Paradise Lost—a secret the king and his aristocratic supporters are desperate to conceal—Elizabeth is faced with a devastating choice: cling to the shelter of her old life or risk cracking the code, unleashing a secret that could save her father…and tear apart the very fabric of society.

Anne Blankman has a new book coming out in May 2016 and I absolutely cannot wait!

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You’ll remember that I adored Anne’s first two books in the Prisoner of Night and Fog duology. I also hosted Anne on the blog twice, and she is both an amazing author and a lovely person!

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Basically, anything she writes will be a book I simply MUST READ! And the premise of her newest title sounds amazingly fabulous. It’s another historical read—and listen to this…it includes the daughter of the poet, John Milton! Elizabeth is helping her father to transcribe the epic poem, Paradise Lost, but that’s not the only thing that makes her awesome. She is multi-lingual and a SWORD FIGHTER! There’s a secret at the heart of this book and what sounds like a gripping adventure and mystery.

It’s two days before Christmas, so I’m really asking Santa to consider dropping this down the chimney—he doesn’t even need to leave anything else. JUST THE BOOK!!

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I’m hoping Anne and this book will be at ALA Midwinter in Boston next month because my excitement will only be building until the release of this title in May, 2016!

Are you excited about Anne’s newest book?!?

What are you waiting on Wednesday for this week?

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, in which we share those upcoming releases we are most excited about!

What Katie Read

#TopTenTuesday: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under The Tree This Year

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This week, we’re sharing the Top Ten Books we’d like to find underneath the tree. I have so many books to read and have received so many wonderful titles from my Broke & Bookish Secret Santa as well as my Secret Sister, but I thought I would share a list anyway!

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This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and Bookish—check out their blog and join in the TOP TEN TUESDAY FUN!

Here’s what they have to say about Top Ten Tuesday: “Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where we provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in on it with their own top ten list. Feel free to have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! Just please link back to us if you are participating :).”

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Kate Morton Sophie Allport Editions!

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The Enchanted Forest Chronicles!

taming forest kind

Taming the Forest King

seven sisters

The Seven Sisters

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The Book of Speculation

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The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career

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The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volumes 1-3

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When Books Went To War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II

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The Secret by the Lake

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Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Are any of these titles on your Christmas wishlist?!? What books are you hoping end up underneath your tree this year?

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Katie Read

#TopTenTuesday: Top Ten Books Read in 2015

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This week, we’re sharing our Top Ten Books Read in 2015—a perfect Top Ten Tuesday for this 15th of December. I can’t believe it’s almost the end of 2015. I don’t know about you, but I love the Christmas season—time to bake, relax by the fire, spend time with family and friends, celebrate, give gifts, and especially…read!

This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and Bookish—check out their blog and join in the TOP TEN TUESDAY FUN!

Here’s what they have to say about Top Ten Tuesday: “Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where we provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in on it with their own top ten list. Feel free to have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! Just please link back to us if you are participating :)”

So here’s my list of my very favorite books read in 2015.

the lake house

The Lake House

By

Kate Morton

 everything everything

Everything, Everything

By

Nicola Yoon

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Winter

By

Marissa Meyer

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The Nightingale

By

Kristin Hannah

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Illuminae

By

Jay Kristoff & Amie Kauffman

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Between Shades of Grey

By

Ruta Sepetys

salt to the sea

Salt to the Sea

By

Ruta Sepetys

the marvels

The Marvels

By

Brian Selznick

 TheSacredLiesofMinnowBlybyStephanieOakes

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

By

Stephanie Oakes

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Uprooted

By

Naomi Novik

So many wonderful books! What were your favorite reads of 2015?!?!

What Katie Read
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