We are thrilled to welcome Tamora Pierce to readergirlz. Her novels Trickster's Choice and Trickster's Queen are our December picks! Check out the our interview with Tamora, book party ideas themed around both books, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack Tamora's chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.
Here's a little about Trickster's Choice and Trickster's Queen: Alianne, sole daughter of Alanna the Lioness, does not want to become a knight like her mother. She's more like her father, George, "the king of thieves." After a fight with her mother, Alianne attempts to run away but is kidnapped and sent to the Copper Isles to toil as a slave for an exiled royal family. Alone in a foreign land, Aly will need both her father's wit and her mother's courage to navigate a royal court rife with political intrigue and murderous conspiracy.
Aly's adventure continues in Trickster's Queen, when she must keep the potential teenage queen and her younger siblings safe. But Aly, who is usually adept at anticipating danger and changes, is in for a few nasty surprises.
And the buzz...
"Aly is easily among the most interesting of Pierce's heroines. Thrilling fun." - Kirkus
"Aly arrives fully formed, a snarky, talented über-heroine. Cameos of old favorites complement a rich cast of new characters." - Kirkus Reviews
"Pierce deftly weaves an unforgettable story...The plot sweeps readers along in a whirlwind of court intrigue, deception, murder, and romance." - School Library Journal
"A complex and rewarding tale." - KLIATT
We are excited to have the fantastic Tamora with us this month! Join us all month right here on the blog for discussions and mark your calendars a LIVE chat on Wednesday, December 16th at 6pm PST/9pm EST.
Happy December, readergirlz!