Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!
Q: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to get your hands on any particular book?
Probably the "craziest" thing is standing in line for four hours to get Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at midnight. I remember waiting outside of my neighborhood Borders in the rain until 10:00 when they let us into the store. There were lots of activities going on inside the store, but my best friend and I headed straight for the register line. We were tenth in line and just hung out there, talking to people for the next two hours. Not real crazy, but memorable!
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This Friday's Question:
Recommend It: Which book from the last 10 you've read
would you recommend to a friend?
(The Agency #1)
by Y.S. Lee
Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, young orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn is surprised to be offered a singular education, instruction in fine manners — and an unusual vocation. Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls is a cover for an all-female investigative unit called The Agency, and at seventeen, Mary is about to put her training to the test. Assuming the guise of a lady’s companion, she must infiltrate a rich merchant’s home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships. But the household is full of dangerous deceptions, and there is no one to trust — or is there?
Packed with action and suspense, banter and romance, and evoking the gritty backstreets of Victorian London, this breezy mystery debuts a daring young detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets, including those of her own past.
WHY I RECOMMEND IT:
I just finished listening to the audio version of this book yesterday and I cannot stop thinking about it. Mary is an amazing heroine that readers will admire and root for from beginning to end. I loved her unconventional background and how she uses that to fuel her determination. The mystery is intriguing and the setting is perfectly detailed. There is also a hint of future romance that just sizzles from the moment Mary and her mystery man meet. I loved this so much that I bought the second book and am starting this morning. Wonderful beginning to what I hope will be a wonderful series!
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