Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover is the fourth and FINAL book in Sarah MacLean’s Rule of Scoundrel series—also known as one of the best romance series we’ve ever read. The series follows the four owners—Bourne, Cross, Temple, and Chase (in that order)—of the notorious gaming hell known as The Fallen Angel.
**WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR SARAH MACLEAN’S ENTIRE RULE OF SCOUNDREL SERIES FOLLOW**
**Seriously! Turn back now if you haven’t read the third book especially.
Alright, you’ve been warned.
I frequently fall in love with non-POV characters, which is always a real downer because it’s impossible to be satisfied. Honestly, if J.K. Rowling wrote every single character in her universe their own book (or book series), I would be totally on board. In fact, if I was being honest, I’d just list my ten favorite Harry Potter characters as the top ten characters I want to get their own book and be done with it. But I wouldn’t do that to you.
So, instead, here is my list of of the top ten side characters that I want to get their own book. Warning: minor spoilers for the following books may appear.
I had already been thinking about adaptations—probably because of Outlander and the host of comic book based television shows featured in the fall lineup—when I came across Out of Africa in a rambling used bookstore downtown a few days ago. I remember the book from my grandmother’s library of memoirs and biographies (she didn’t read “fiction,” although certainly some of those Hollywood biographies must count as science fiction), and when I first saw the film a couple of years ago I made some sort of vague note to seek it out to read, but it fell quickly to the bottom of my TBR list and wasn’t heard from again for the next two years.
I’ve been in a reading slump lately. I’m also about to go a long plane journey. These two things represent a horrible combination, and something must be done about it before I have to spend another seven hours on a plane playing Angry Birds. So in the spirit of breaking the slump with a little something different, here are four books I want to read because of their film adaptations.
I can’t believe it’s time for a fall TBR list. I feel like I just made my summer one, which by the way, I didn’t make a huge dent in: out of my list of five, I read one. So, yeah. Anyways.
Here are the top 10 fall releases that I can’t wait to get my hands on:
Title: The Selection Series
Author: Kiera Cass
Genre: Dystopian Young Adult
The Flavor: The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor
The Short Version: With all the drama of an episode of The Bachelor and all the excitement of your typical YA dystopian, this series totally rocked my socks off.
The Description: In a post-war-torn United States (now called Illea), America Singer reluctantly enters a contest to win the hand of Prince Maxon. Along with 35 other young ladies, America travels to the castle, where she must deal with cat fights, back stabbing, jealousy, and trust issues. If it sounds like an episode of The Bachelor, well then, good. I’m describing it correctly. As opposed to the simple YA love triangle, this series goes all out and gives us TWO love triangles. A bit of political intrigue and talk of revolution keep things exciting.
Diana: Well, let's start with the important things: Claire's fur trimmed coat. I think it's a 9/10 on the Outlander fashion scale, surpassed for me only by Geillis's feather dress.
Rachel: Seriously, though. That coat was amazing. But as I pointed out to my husband, how in the world is she getting dressed on the road? They must have an entire cart devoted to lugging around her attire.
Also, I remember her needing help with some of the dresses. She is far too fashionable and put together for this road trip
Diana: And wouldn't that fur get really grimy and gross? I mean girl is literally rolling around in piss.
Happy Friday everyone! After a week away, we're back today with a special treat. The wonderfully talented Aubrey McKnight graciously agreed to sit down with us and answer our questions.
To learn more, check out Aubrey's website. You can also connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.
Now on to the questions!
Rachel: Well, you got your wish. The third episode of Outlander did indeed up the ante on Geillis Duncan's weirdness. What were your general feelings on the episode?
Diana: That bitch is so weird. I adore everything about her. The way she never blinks. The way she somehow always looks up through her eyelashes and to the side. And was that a feathered dress she was wearing? I think it was.
Common Novel is a celebration of genre reading. It’s a celebration of the tattered paperback, of the third-time-through, and of the book that’s currently living in your purse. It’s a celebration of the genres themselves: romance, young adult, new adult, horror, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy.