JUNE AUTHOR OF THE MONTH: Meg Cabot

10622015_869749449702846_2087983421_nMeg Cabot is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for both adults and tweens/teens. Born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Meg also lived in Grenoble, France, and Carmel, California (the setting for her bestselling Mediator series) before moving to New York City after graduating with a bachelors degree in fine arts from Indiana University.

After working for ten years as an assistant residence hall director at New York University (an experience from which she occasionally draws inspiration for her Heather Wells mystery series, Meg wrote the Princess Diaries series, which was made into two hit movies by Disney, sold more than 16 million copies, and has been translated into 38 languages.

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Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

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TITLE: Royal Wedding (Princess Diaries Book 11)

AUTHOR: Meg Cabot

PUBLISHER: William Morrow & Company

NO. OF PAGES: 448

GENRE: Adult, Romance, Young Adult, Contemporary

DATE READ: June 2015

SYNOPSIS: *my own with Goodreads, haha*

In this 11th installment of the Princess Diaries series, Mia Thermopolis is back- and she’s engaged to high school sweetheart Michael Moscovitz! But now Mia has some scandal of majestic proportions to contend with before the big day: an illegitimate sister, a refugee crisis in Genovia, and so much more!. Can Mia prove to everyone–especially herself–that she’s not only ready to wed, but ready to rule as well?

REXY’S RATING:4 stars

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The Duke & I by Julia Quinn

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TITLE: The Duke & I (Bridgertons, #1)

AUTHOR: Julia Quinn

PUBLISHER: Piatkus

NO. OF PAGES: 339

GENRE: Romance, Historical Romance

DATE READ: May 1, 2015

SYNOPSIS: *from Goodreads*

By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend’s sister, the lovely—and almost-on-the-shelf—Daphne Bridgerton. But the two of them know the truth—it’s all an elaborate plan to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers. And as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable.

But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it’s hard to remember that their courtship is a complete sham. Maybe it’s his devilish smile, certainly it’s the way his eyes seem to burn every time he looks at her… but somehow Daphne is falling for the dashing duke… for real! And now she must do the impossible and convince the handsome rogue that their clever little scheme deserves a slight alteration, and that nothing makes quite as much sense as falling in love…

REXY’S RATING: 3 stars

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MAY AUTHOR OF THE MONTH: Julia Quinn

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Julia Quinn is the pseudonym used by Julie Pottinger (born Julie Cotler), a best-selling American historical romance author, who says she chose her pseudonym so her Regency romances would be on bookshelves next to those of the successful romance writer Amanda Quick. Her novels have been translated into thirteen foreign languages, and she has appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List nine times.

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Fateful by Claudia Gray

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TITLE: Fateful

AUTHOR: Claudia Gray

PUBLISHER: HarperTeen

NO. OF PAGES: 328

GENRE: Young Adult, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Supernatural

DATE READ: April 3, 2015

SYNOPSIS: Tess Davies has been a maid for the less than perfect Lisle family for years. Virtually penniless before employment, she has now saved enough of her wages to start a new life in New York after the Titanic docks.
What she doesn’t know is that while on the journey, she’d meet Alec Marlowe and be privy to dozens of secrets, some that can take her life even before the Titanic does. Claudia Gray spins a tale set on the doomed ship-one filled with romance mixed with werewolves, secret societies and one of the greatest tragedies of all time.

REXY’S RATING: 3 stars

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MARCH AUTHOR OF THE MONTH: Claudia Gray

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Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of New York-based writer Amy Vincent. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her lifelong interests in old houses, classic movies, vintage style, and history all play a part in creating the world of Evernight.

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