Book: Dearest by Alethea Kontis

17155793Dearest by Alethea Kontis

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: February 3, 2015
Series: The Woodcutter Sisters, Book 3
ISBN-13: 978-0544074071
Genre: Fiction – Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis: Readers met the Woodcutter sisters (named after the days of the week) in Enchanted and Hero. In this delightful third book, Alethea Kontis weaves together some fine-feathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress. When Friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday’s palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he’s her future. But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day. Can Friday’s unique magic somehow break the spell?
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Book: The Betrayal of Maggie Blair

The Betrayal of Maggie BlairThe Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird

 

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date: April 18, 2011
ISBN: 0547341261
ISBN-13: 9780547341262

 

Synopsis: In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—or worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle, she brings disaster to his door. 

Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his family from the king’s men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process.

Originally published in the UK, this book has a powerful blend of heart-stopping action and thought-provoking themes. Continue reading