Alien, here. This one is for my girls at Tales and Tails. Happy ninth birthday, Blueberry.
Normally Sallie does the romance reviews. But I confess I was intrigued by the story of Miss Percy Parker, a young woman who always felt different, like an outsider, because of the way she looked. The author, Leanna Renee Hieber, weaves a wonderful tale that is reminiscent of the way Professor Alexi describes Percy's hair: Like Shimmering spider silk. Kindly visit Leanna Renee Hieber's webpage and blog to learn more about the author and the other books in the series.
Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
"What fortune awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy? Hidden in the dark heart of Victorian London, the Romanesque school was dreadfully imposing, a veritable fortress, and little could Percy guess what lay inside. She had never met its powerful and mysterious Professor Alexi Rychman, knew nothing of the growing shadows, of the Ripper and other supernatural terrors against which his coterie stood guard. She saw simply that she was different, haunted, with her snow white hair, pearlescent skin and uncanny gift. This arched stone doorway was a portal to a new life, to an education far from what could be had at a convent--and it was an invitation to an intimate yet dangerous dance at the threshold of life and death..."