This is a weekly meme where any one can choose a random book from their Goodreads TBR and highlight it. Once you choose a book and create your post, make sure you link and reference the creator, @Lauren’s Page Turners. Eventually, I will try to find a rhyme or reason to my choices, but for now, each week will feature a random one that I mean to read soon!
This Week’s Selection:
A Dance With Magic (The Twin Kingdoms #2) by Nancy O’Toole
The chance for freedom
Rebecca has lived a life of restrictions. Once a scared princess, ruthlessly controlled by her older brother, she now finds herself inheriting a kingdom that never expected to have a queen. Facing the possibility of engagement to a man she cannot stand, Rebecca takes her first chance of freedom: an enchanted masquerade located beneath a trap door.
The loyal soldier
Zahir has lived a life of loss. A peerless swordsman and trained fighter, he once fought for his country. Now he only raises his blade in defense of one: his queen and dearest friend, Rebecca. But secretly, his feelings expand beyond friendship. It will take all of Zahir’s skill to protect Rebecca from the true purpose of the masquerade, a force more sinister and older than either of them expect.
Or may be able to survive.
After greatly enjoying the author’s retelling of Beauty and the Beast in the first novel, The Rose and the Claw, I was excited to get my hands on the second novel. A Dance with Magic is a retelling of Grimms’ The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I like that both novels are retellings. I hope that this story follows a similar pattern to the first where it is a unique take on the source material rather than a straight-forward retelling. These novellas are short, so, again, I hope that this one follows the first as there was a lot packed into the pages to give it the full-novel-feel.