Saturday, April 5, 2014

A to Z: E is for Earths and Empire

For this year's A to Z Blogging Challenge I'm featuring books that I'd like to read!

E is for: Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet

Twelve-year-old Maya is miserable when she has to move from California to Paris. Not speaking French at a school full of snobby French girls is bad enough, but Maya believes there is something sinister going on in her new city. A purple-eyed man follows Maya and her younger brother, James. Statues seem to have Maya’s face. And an eerie cabinet filled with mysterious colored bottles calls to her.

When James becomes the target of dark forces, Maya decides she must answer the call of the Cabinet of Earths, despite the danger.


E is for: William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher

The saga that began with the interstellar best seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars continues with this merry reimagining of George Lucas's enduring classic The Empire Strikes Back.

Many a fortnight have passed since the destruction of the Death Star. Young Luke Skywalker and his friends have taken refuge on the ice planet of Hoth, where the evil Darth Vader has hatched a cold-blooded plan to capture them. Only with the help of a little green Jedi Master—and a swaggering rascal named Lando Calrissian—can our heroes escape the Empire's wrath. And only then will Lord Vader learn how sharper than a tauntaun's tooth it is to have a Jedi child.

What light through Yoda's window breaks? Methinks you'll find out in the pages of The Empire Striketh Back!

These two book covers really caught my attention!
What catches your eye in a book cover?


  1. Nesbet's book looks like a lot of fun. I'm not sure why anyone would want to add Shakespeare to SW (or to anything for that matter). Lots of different covers catch my eye; I prefer symbolism rather than realistic, and not yards of skin. (But I know I'm in the minority there.)
    Lexa Cain’s Blog

    1. Lexa, I skin. The Cabinet of Earths does look like a lot of fun. It may be the book I want to read most out of all the A to Z's I'm featuring.


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