Title: The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker
Author: Leanna Renee Hieber
Series: Strangely Beautiful
Genre: Historical Romance/Paranormal
Year: 2009 (August 25th)
I received this book for review from the author.
Summary: What fortune awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy? Considering how few of Queen Victoria’s Londoners knew of it, the great Romanesque fortress was dreadfully imposing, and little could Percy guess what lay inside. She had never met the powerful and mysterious Professor Alexi Rychman, knew nothing of the growing shadow, the Ripper and other supernatural terrors against which his coterie stood guard. She knew simply that she was different, haunted, with her snow-white hair, pearlescent skin and uncanny gifts. But this arched stone doorway offered a portal to a new life, an education far from the convent—and an invitation to an intimate yet dangerous dance at the threshold of life and death.
Thoughts: The Guard protects the mortals of London from the supernatural. A prophecy states that a seventh will join them in their battle and that she will bring balance.
I really enjoyed Miss Percy Parker. She is a lovable and endearing character, very unique. I found it easy to relate to her. Percy looks different from all her peers, which makes her shy and not very confident. Most of the time she tries to hide herself, that is until she encounters Professor Rychman.
While the title might seem a bit long for some, I absolutely love it. Strangely Beautiful describes Percy Parker perfectly.
A hauntingly good tale, beautifully written. Leanna Renee Hieber has created a dark and magical London. Full of the unexpected. I found both the characters and world compelling. I'm looking forward to what book two will bring.
Score: 4 Stars
Author Website: http://www.leannareneehieber.com/
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