Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sneak Peek Review: Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed

Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
At Somerton, #1
, 400 pages
Expected publication: January 22nd 2013 by Disney-Hyperion

One house, two worlds...

Rose Cliffe has never met a young lady like her new mistress. Clever, rich, and beautiful, Ada Averley treats Rose as an equal. And Rose could use a friend. Especially now that she, at barely sixteen, has risen to the position of ladies’ maid. Rose knows she should be grateful to have a place at a house like Somerton. Still, she can’t help but wonder what her life might have been had she been born a lady, like Ada.

For the first time in a decade, the Averleys have returned to Somerton, their majestic ancestral estate. But terrible scandal has followed Ada’s beloved father all the way from India. Now Ada finds herself torn between her own happiness and her family’s honor. Only she has the power to restore the Averley name—but it would mean giving up her one true love . . . someone she could never persuade her father to accept.

Sumptuous and enticing, the first novel in the At Somerton series introduces two worlds, utterly different yet entangled, where ruthless ambition, forbidden attraction, and unspoken dreams are hidden behind dutiful smiles and glittering jewels. All those secrets are waiting . . . at Somerton.

First off, I only read a sneak peek of this novel, saying that, this will be a short review and has the possibility of changing once I get the chance to read the entire book. However, I’m glad this was only a sneak peak because I’m not sure I would have made it through the entire book.

The first thing I noticed was it reminded me of a Gossip Girl type book and I haven’t even read that. There were so many people introduced right off the bat and I was extremely confused as to who was who. There really wasn’t any introduction to anybody. They were all just kind of thrown in there.

I don’t think I will be reading the full version of this book but I bet there are plenty of people that will.

My Rating:

1 comment:

  1. I love the premise of this book and am holding out hope that it improves further along. It is not a title that I am jumping up and down to read, but I am hoping to read it at some point.


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