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Putting on my book nerd hat today. Let's talk about the ones I've been excited about lately.

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

Plot: Amy wants to fight alongside the Purple Gentian, a well-known spy who worked with the Scarlet Pimpernel in Napoleon France. She sets off to France to find him and gets tangled up with the dashing Lord Richard Selwick.

Why is it squeeworthy? It has a dash of romance, a dash or intrigue, and a dash of historical fiction, along with a frame story featuring the love-hate romance trope. In other words, the book should've had "written for Amy" tattooed across the cover. I swept into the story and was never bored for a moment. It was awesome!

Texas Gothic and Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Plots: TG follows reluctant witch Amy (I sense a name theme) while she deals with a ghost on her aunt's ranch. SAD tells the story of Amy's cousin Daisy, a psychic who is kidnapped by a mob boss who wants her powers.

Why are they squeeworthy? First of all, both Amy and Daisy are redheads. That's enough to make me extremely happy. Secondly, each book moves at a fast pace, and the stories never slow down. Finally, I love the world. The magic is subtle and weaves into the contemporary world seamlessly.
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