I have been reading The Rose of Shanhasson by Joely Sue Burkhart. She’s new to me, although I’ve been following her blog for the past few months.
I’m not quite done reading it yet, but it is FANTASTIC. The characters are so real, and the world she built is beautiful and complex. And the story? Out of this world. I couldn’t tear myself away from it last night, even though I had to get to bed. When a book keeps me up like that, that means it’s REALLY good, because there aren’t many things that will keep me from sleeping.
The Rose of Shanhasson is the first book of a trilogy, and I guarantee you, I will be buying the next two books, plus another book by Joely that’s coming out soon. It’s not my preferred genre, but holy smokes, I read some excerpts on her blog, and now I’m thinking it’s time to try something new.
So, if you want to read a great book, with great characters and an awesome story, check out The Rose of Shanhasson. It’ll probably sound cliche, but it has changed the way I look at the world and at love. That’s pretty darned powerful, huh?
So Joely, if you’re reading this, great job, and I’m looking forward to more. Keep it coming.