fredag 14. desember 2012

Fremtidige favoritter #14

Bokelskerinnen har en ukentlig spalte kalt Fremtidige favoritter, hvor hun skriver litt om bøker hun ønsker seg, gleder seg til å lese og er spent på. Denne gangen ser jeg fram til å lese The Stepsister Scheme, første bok i Princess-serien av Jim C. Hines.
Jeg ble først oppmerksom på Hines i sommer da jeg ble lenket til et innlegg på bloggen hans, et innlegg som var såpass interessant at jeg begynte å følge med på hva han postet og kikket nærmere på bøkene han har gitt ut. Sammendraget til The Stepsister Scheme fenget nok til at den sitter i bokhylla og venter:

You know how all those old fairy tales take you through lots of scary adventures till you finally reach that inevitable line: "And they lived happily ever after..." Guess what? It's not true. Life in never-never land isn't all sweetness and light. Cinderella - whose real name is Danielle Whiteshore (nee Danielle de Glas) - does marry Prince Armand. And (if you can ignore the pigeon incident) their wedding is a dream-come-true.

But not long after the "happily ever after," Danielle is attacked by her stepsister Charlotte, who suddenly has all sorts of magic to call upon. And though Talia - otherwise known as Sleeping Beauty - comes to the rescue (she's a martial arts master, and all those fairy blessings make her almost unbeatable), Charlotte gets away.

That's when Danielle discovers a number of disturbing facts: Armand has been kidnapped and taken to the realm of the Fairies; Danielle is pregnant with his child; and the Queen has her very own Secret Service that consists of Talia and Snow (White, of course). Snow is an expert at mirror magic and heavy-duty flirting.

Can three princesses track down Armand and extract both the prince and themselves from the clutches of some of fantasyland's most nefarious villains?

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