I've read the prologue and the excerpts for The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, the prologue just in itself has wowed me. From what I've read so far, this book is very different from what I've read in this genre to date. Ms. Hieber has offered me an ARC, so of course I have accepted it. I can't wait to get my hands on a it and finish reading the rest of the book. Below is a bit of information about the book, links to the prologue and excerpts and Book Reviews by Jess has book review up.
The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
Book 1, Strangely Beautiful series
August 25, 2009
Genre: Gothic Victorian Fantasy
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What fortune awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy? Considering how few of Queen Victoria’s Londoners knew of it, the great Romanesque fortress was dreadfully imposing, and little could Percy guess what lay inside. She had never met the powerful and mysterious Professor Alexi Rychman, knew nothing of the growing shadow, the Ripper and other supernatural terrors against which his coterie stood guard. She knew simply that she was different, haunted, with her snow-white hair, pearlescent skin and uncanny gifts. But this arched stone doorway offered a portal to a new life, an education far from the convent—and an invitation to an intimate yet dangerous dance at the threshold of life and death…Book Trailer: