Her entry begins:
I read a lot of books this year, many of them very good. But four books really stood out for me. The first was the wildly original and elegantly written magical-historical novel, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The story is so inventive and the characters so unusual, there’s no way to do the book justice in only a few words. Let me just say that this is not the World War II we are all familiar with. And the character who touched me the most wasn’t the blind girl, Marie-Laure, who “sees” with her fingers, but Werner, a student at the Academy for Hitler Youth and later a Nazi soldier. This book is deeply engaging, heartbreaking, surprising, and wonderfully...[read on]About The Chosen Prince, from the publisher:
From master storyteller Diane Stanley comes a spellbinding tale based on Shakespeare's The Tempest of two princes—one chosen, one lost—and a mysterious girl on a magical island, all caught in a great web of destiny.Learn more about the book and author at Diane Stanley's website and Facebook page.
On the day of his birth, Prince Alexos is revealed to be the long-awaited champion of Athene. He grows up lonely, conscious of all that is expected of him. But Alexos discovers that being a champion isn't about fame and glory—it's about sacrifice and courage.
Alexos follows the course of his destiny through war and loss and a deadly confrontation with his enemy to its end: shipwreck on a magical, fog-shrouded island. There he meets the unforgettable Aria and faces the greatest challenge of his life.
The Page 69 Test: The Princess of Cortova.
My Book, The Movie: The Chosen Prince.
Writers Read: Diane Stanley.