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May 3rd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

I just got back from a trip to Borders and the library and also received some new books in the mail.  Which one to read first?

In the Mail:


Ultimatum by Matthew Glass

Description: November 2033, Joe Benton, a three-term democratic senator from Arizona, is the newly elected American president. Just days into his presidency, Benton learns of devastating news: his predecessor has engaged in failed climate change talks with China, and previous estimates regarding the effect of global warming on rising sea levels have been grossly underestimated. Miami will soon be washed away, and thirty million coastal-dwelling citizens in the United States will need to be relocated. For Benton, the only solution is to abandon multilateral negotiations in the impending Kyoto 4 and renew top-secret talks with his country’s largest rival and now the world’s leading polluter, China, to force it to drastically lower its emission levels before it is, simply, too late.


Loving Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan

Description: The Darcy Saga continues… Journeys Beyond Pemberley follows Darcy and Lizzy as they journey through England, finding friends, relatives, fun, love, and an even deeper and more sacred bond along the way.


Darcy and Anne by Judith Brocklehurst

Description: He’s Like a Big Brother to her…

Fitzwilliam Darcy never disliked his cousin Ann e de Bourgh. He certainly never wanted to marry her, but when she shows up at Pemberley along, of course he won’t send her back to her miserable life at Rosings

Without his Help, She’ll Never Get Away From her Mother…

Anne has never had a chance to figure out what she wants for herself, until a fortuitous accident on the way to Pemberley separates Ann e from her formidable mother. With her stalwart cousin Darcy and his lovely wife Elizabeth on her side, she begins to feel she might be able to spread her wings…

But Lady Catherin’s pride and determination to find Ann e a suitable husband threaten to overwhelm Ann ’es newfound freedom and budding send of self. And without Darcy and Elizabeth ’s help, Ann e will never have a chance to find true love…


The Plight of the Darcy Brothers by Marsha Altman

Description: Once again, it falls to Mr. Darcy to prevent a dreadful scandal in the Bennet Family

Darcy and Elizabeth set of posthaste for the Continent in yet another attempt to clear one of the Bennet sister’s reputations (this time it’s Mary). But their madcap journey leads them to discover that the Darcy family has even deeper, darker secrets to hide…

Meanwhile, back at Pemberley, the hapless Bingleys try to manage two unruly toddlers; Caroline Bingley’s husband has a wild encounter with King George himself; and the ever-dastardly George Wickham arrives, determined to seize the Darcy fortune once and for all.

Full of surprises, this lively Pride and Prejudice sequel, next after Marsha’s stunning debut with The Darcys & The Bingleys last Fall, plunges the Darcy and Bingleys into a most delightful adventure.

At Borders I picked up:


Evernight by Claudia Gray

Description: When the story begins in Evernight, Bianca has just left the small town where she’s spent her whole life. She’s a new student at Evernight Academy, a creepily Gothic boarding school where her classmates are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn’t fit in.

Then she meets Lucas, another loner, who seems fiercely determined not to be the “Evernight type.” There’s a connection between Bianca and Lucas that can’t be denied. She would risk anything to be with him—but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart… and to make Bianca question everything she’s ever believed to be true.

From the library:


Rumors: A Luxe Novel by Anna Godbersen

Description: After bidding good-bye to New York’s brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, rumors continue to fly about her untimely demise.

All eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her mischievous sister, Diana, now the family’s only hope for redemption; New York’s most notorious cad, Henry Schoon-maker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; the seductive Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind—including Henry; even Elizabeth’s scheming former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency.

As old friends become rivals, Manhattan’s most dazzling socialites find their futures threatened by whispers from the past. In this delicious sequel to The Luxe, nothing is more dangerous than a scandal . . . or more precious than a secret.


Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberge

Description: Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she’s never been, the novelty of walking her four-pound dog around the unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood wears as thin as the “What are you going to do with your life?” phone calls from her parents. Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan’s hottest PR firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen inside the VIP rooms of the city’s most exclusive nightclubs. But when Bette begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column, she realizes that the line between her personal life and her professional life is…invisible.

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4 Responses

  1. Lisette

    Oooh Ultimatum sounds really good! you should read that one first. Evernight can wait I think, I myself didn’t like it too much. I loved the story, but there was something about it… I dunno that’s just me.

  2. dsuzuki

    I actually started with Evernight but yes, I’m about half way through and it’s not really grabbing me yet.

  3. Kailana

    I read Evernight last month. I liked it well enough, but I don’t think it is for everyone. It would be more popular if it was…

  4. dsuzuki

    Yeah, it was ok and I will still read Stargazer. I notice for series I tend to like the book 2s more than book 1. Maybe because all of the setup is out of the way and the action really gets going.

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