My Top Ten Brit Books

I may not have posted many reviews while living in London, but I was definitely reading! In fact, I was working in a secondary school library and spent much of my day surrounded by books.  I had access to a lot of young adult novels, and the kids often asked me for recommendations. What choice did I have but to read as many as I could so I would be familiar with our stock?  The funny part is there was a rumour I had read all the books in the library, as a couple asked me straight out if I really had. It would have taken me a good five or six years to manage, but I was certainly trying my best!  I did nothing to quash that wee tale, either *L0L*

All the books I have chosen here were written by authors who live in the UK and that I had recommended to a student at some point over the past two years. Hopefully you will find some new author you’ll like!

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Dragonskin Slippers by Jessica Day George

DragonskinSlippersSynopsis: After being orphaned, Creel is left outside a cave to either be eaten by the dweller within or rescued by royalty. Instead, she ends up striking a bargain with a dragon and leaves for the King’s Seat with a pair of blue slippers. But what Creel doesn’t know is how special those shoes are, and what they can do when they fall into the wrong hands…

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Teaser Tuesday (Apr-3)

TeaserTuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Share the title and author, so others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!!!

 

Dragonskin Slippers by Jessica Day George

It had not occurred to me, or to my family, that even the dragon might not want me.

“Earnest young knights are my favorite sport. I love the looks on their faces when they realize that they’re being slow-cooked in their own armor.”