Finished This Week
I posted about finding out that I was accidentally doing AsianLitBingo.Â I decided to go along with the theme.Â These all have Asian authors or main characters or both.
What Am I Reading?
I’m about halfway through Dread Nation. It doesn’t fit the theme but it is a library book that needs to go back soon.
“Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsvilleâ€”derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunitiesâ€”and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. Itâ€™s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from societyâ€™s expectations.
But thatâ€™s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Prestonâ€™s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesnâ€™t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies.”
“Adrian Hunter has concealed his identity and posed as a servant to assist his powerful uncle. Heâ€™s on the verge of obtaining the information he needs when circumstances spiral out of his control. Heâ€™s caught alone with a woman he scarcely knows. When theyâ€™re discovered in this compromising circumstance, heâ€™s forced to marry her at gunpoint. Luckily, his uncle should be able to obtain an annulment. All Adrian has to do is complete his missionâ€¦and not consummate the marriage, no matter how enticing the bride may be.
Lady Camilla Worth has never expected much out of lifeâ€”not since her father was convicted of treason and she was passed from family to family. A marriage, no matter how unfortunate the circumstances under which it was contracted, should mean stability. Itâ€™s unfortunate that her groom doesnâ€™t agree. But Camilla has made the best of worse circumstances. She is determined to make her marriage work. All she has to do is seduce her reluctant husband.“