Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thrifty Thursday?

Having joined in on, "Teaser Tuesdays," and "Waiting on Wednesday," I wondered what happened on Thursdays until I happened to be at the right place ant the right time today.  I dub this particular Thursday, Thrifty Thursday (I truly hope I am not "dubbing" anything that has been "dubbed" before and if I have PLEASE tell me).  I had an hour and a half to spare between jobs today and decided to walk downtown to peruse the YA section of my local book store, Manticore, in hopes of finding something new.  I couldn't find anything to interest me but on my way out I noticed this book .  When I went up to the counter to purchase the book I was told I could have it for freeeee!  At first I though he was joking (what book store gives out free books?) until he told me that in fact he was not.  Turns out they had been sent a "special advanced reading uncorrected proof" and that if I wanted the book it was all mine.  I have been looking online to see what I can find about this book and the author. It turns out that there seems to be quite a bit of buzz about this book on the internet.   Publishers Weekly posted an article about the novel, Juliet and the Danish born author, Anne Fortier.  Both Harper Collins and Publishers weekly are comparing this book to, The Thirteenth Tale, The Birth Of Venus, and The Historian.  Free books are excellent but even before I knew I was getting this book for free I wanted it.   I'll get to the synopsis of the book in a moment but what really sucked me in was this,

"Full of delicious secrets, sleeping potions, 
medieval wedding rituals, curses, the glorious Italian countryside
and sibling rivalries, Juliet is at heart an epic romance that proves 
love is strong enough to conquer even death."

If your not interested yet I hope you will be after the synopsis.

Book: Juliet
Author: Anne Fortier
Release Date: August 17, 2010
Publisher Canada: Harper Collins $29.99
Publisher US: Ballantine Books $25.00
Page Count: 444

When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on a precarious journey into the true history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo turned medieval Siena upside down. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in Shakespeare's unforgettable blood feud, she begins to realize that the notorious curse – "A plague on both your houses!" – is still at work, and that she is the next target. It seems the only one who can save her from her fate is Romeo… but where is he?

Most of the books I read and love are of the paranormal genre but I can't resist a good love story full of "Double, double, toil and trouble." 

The author, Anne Fortier grew up in Denmark and immigrated to the U.S in 2002 but now lives in Quebec, Canada!  I hope to have this novel finished soon at which point I'll post a review.  I hope to love this book!

Happy Reading!


esphixiet said...

That's so exciting! and the book looks great too! I love the idea of Romeo and Juliet more than the play, so adaptations on the theme are always of interest to me (see: Letters to Juliet - haha!).

tweezle said...

Congratulations on the fantastic find! You gotta love that word "free" :) I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of this book. I've heard a bit about it, and it sounds like a good read.

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Lindsey said...

Thanks! I think its the perfect book to read over Valentines Day!

Sara said...

Hey there!
I just found your Book Blogs, it's great :) This looks like a really good read, I'll have to check it out!

Lindsey said...

Thanks a lot Sara and thank you for following!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh, that is a cool way to get a book! Really cool!

This book sounds really interesting. I think I could enjoy this idea. I hope it is done well. I am looking forward to your review of this one.

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