Saturday, March 12, 2016

What is Jaleigh Johnson reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Jaleigh Johnson, author of The Secrets of Solace.

Her entry begins:
I recently finished Anna-Marie McLemore’s beautiful debut novel The Weight of Feathers. First off, what a great title. I already know I’m in for something special. On the surface, the novel is a Romeo and Juliet story of the dangerous, bitter rivalry between two families of performers: the Palomas and their sworn enemies, the Corbeaus. But underneath it’s so much more. This is the kind of book where...[read on]
About The Secrets of Solace, from the publisher:
From Jaleigh Johnson, the acclaimed author of The Mark of the Dragonfly, comes another thrilling adventure in the magical world of Solace.

Lina Winterbock lives in the mountain strongholds of Solace. She’s an apprentice to the archivists, the wise men and women whose lives are dedicated to cataloging, studying, and preserving the objects that mysteriously fall from the sky in the scrap towns.

Lina should be spending her days with books, but the Iron War has changed everything. The strongholds are now a refuge, and the people Lina once counted on no longer have time for her, so she spends her days exploring the hidden tunnels and passages of her home. The strongholds are vast and old, with twisting paths, forgotten rooms, and collapsed chambers, some of them containing objects that have been lost and forgotten even by the archivists.

And in one of the forgotten chambers, Lina discovers a secret.

Hidden deep in a cavern is a half-buried airship like nothing she has ever seen before. She’s determined to dig it out and restore it. But Lina needs help, and she doesn’t know anyone she can trust with her secret.

Then she meets Ozben, a mysterious boy who has a secret of his own—a secret that’s so dangerous it could change the course of the Iron War and the world of Solace forever.
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