Friday, July 24, 2015

Kindle Kandy - Friday, July 24, 2015

Kindle Kandy is a Friday weekly bookish feature hosted by The Book Dame. We scan our shelves and e-readers to rediscover books we own that have not yet been read,  and have thus far been little more than shelf or Kindle Kandy. Too many books…too little time…..and all that jazz.  Please list one or two of your Kindle Kandy books in the comments or leave a link to your Kindle Kandy post below.  Don’t forget to link up at The Book Dame so you can check out all of the Kindle Kandy participants. 

Booth’s Sister
Jane Singer  
Pub: July 15, 2008

Her brothers were the matinee idols of the 1850's theater world; her father was a famous Shakespearean; she wanted to be an actress but the social rules of the era prevented it; Asia Booth, sister of John Wilkes Booth, endured a peculiar and often sad childhood with her flamboyant father, flighty mother and restricted ambitions. Her devotion to brother Johnnie led her to aid his anti-Union sentiments during the Civil War, and she was suspected of conspiracy in the Lincoln assassination. Historian Jane Singer imagines the dreamlike misery and mistakes of a little-known player in the Lincoln tragedy.

I received this as a freebie back in March of 2010.  As someone who loves to read historical fiction based on true people and events, I was intrigued by the book. Unfortunately it got buried on the Kindle and I still haven't managed to read it but I recently watched a movie on the Wilkes-Booth family and I am excited to find that I have this on my Kindle and look forward to trying to squeeze it into my reading.   

Crimson City
Liz Maverick
Pub:  December 26, 2011

Once, this was the City of Angels. The angels are no longer in charge. From the extravagant appetites of the vampire world above, to the gritty defiance of the werewolves below, the specter of darkness lives around every corner, the hope of paradise in every heart. All walk freely with humans in a tentative peace, but to live in Los Angeles is to balance on the edge of a knife. One woman knows better than most that death lurks here in nights of bliss or hails of UV bullets. She’s about to be tested, to taste true thirst. She’s about to regain the power she’s long been denied. And Fleur Dumont is about to meet the one man who may understand her: a tormented protector who’s lost his way and all he loved.
I bought this in January of 2012 because I was on a paranormal reading binge and the 2nd book in the series is written by Marjorie M. Liu - an author whose books I was just getting into and I had heard good things about this book.
Sadly I never got around to reading this but I do still want to read it.  

Have you read either of these books?  If so, what did you think? 

Don't forget to list your Kindle Kandy and link up!

1 comment:

  1. Booth's Sister sounds fascinating. I like books about the women in history. I have read several of the books written about presidents wives, for example. It is a great way of getting the story from an angle that I can appreciate a bit more. I would love to see what you think of it when you get a chance to read it.
    Crimson City sounds good too. I often do the same thing that you have done here, get into a phase and snatch up books within the genre and then often don't get to them all.