Popcultureboy’s #CBR5 Review #38: Longbourn by Jo Baker


I was lucky enough to be sent an advance copy of Baker’s latest, which re-tells Pride & Prejudice from the servant’s perspective. It’s bloody wonderful and when it is published later in 2013, I highly recommend you get a copy. My full rhapsodic musings can be found here

Katie′s #CBR5 Review #13: The Elementals by Troy Jackson

Title: The Elementals
Author: Troy Jackson
Source: from publisher for review
Review Summary: Creative and original idea, with an unusual setting and an engaging, complex plot.

Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of China, could have been a hero for bringing peace to his country. Instead he chose to enslave many of his people to create grandiose projects, such as The Great Wall, pandering to his own ego. Fortunately, his force for evil is opposed by a group called The Dragon’s Spite,  a group intent on seeing him overthrown. In order to face each other, each side must gather those with the power of the elements to fight on their side. The Dragon’s Spite’s best hope is three young women who might use their supernatural powers to fight for good – but only if the emperor doesn’t get to them first.

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