Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

Devil’s Kiss by Sarwat Chadda

As the youngest and only female member of the Knights Templar, Bilquis SanGreal grew up knowing she wasn't normal. Instead of hanging out at the mall or going on dates, she spends her time training as a soldier in her order's ancient battle against the Unholy.

Billi's cloistered life is blasted apart when her childhood friend, Kay, returns from Jerusalem, gorgeous and with a dangerous chip on his shoulder. He's ready to reclaim his place in Billi's life, but she's met someone new: amber-eyed Michael, who seems to understand her like no one else, effortlessly claiming a stake in her heart.

But the Templars are called to duty before Billi can enjoy the pleasant new twist to her life. One of the order's ancient enemies has resurfaced, searching for a treasure that the Templars have protected for hundreds of years -- a cursed mirror powerful enough to kill all of London's firstborn. To save her city from catastrophe, Billi will have to put her heart aside and make sacrifices greater than any of the Templars could have imagined.



Why do I want this book? It might be my love of history (I took more history classes than anything else in HS) but this book sounds like something I could really, really love...and I love London, too. Not to mention the idea o a girl being the first female in Knights Templar is something that, if done well (and I'm guessing it is since this was published in the UK before the US) could be something to think about and more than just a fluff book for sure.



I hope that if I don't get this book some other way that my library, by some way of divine intervention or something, decides to buy it!



(September 1, 2009)

4 comments:

  1. I do love the cover. It sounds great.

    -Lauren

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  2. You could always enter my contest! I have two ARCs of this book up for grabs. Just check out my blog. My contest links are just under the banner. :)

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  3. @Juju
    It really is--I like it better than the original/UK cover, too

    @Lauren
    It's definitely a great cover :D and a great sounding book, too

    @Donna
    Thank you for that link!

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