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  • Title: The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker
  • Author: Leanna Renee Hieber
  • ISBN: 9780843962963
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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 terWhat 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
    The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker 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 Per

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    1. The title is a misnomer I would have titled this The Twistingly Tangential Tale of Miss Percy Parker instead Good lord, how this story wandered.I m going to be quoting a lot from this book in this review The quotes are too priceless not to be used, and they give a pretty good impression of the entirety of the book and the writingwhich is not a good thing The writing tries too hard to be poetic and 19th century, and instead sounds like an author s flowery rendition instead of actual, believable p [...]

    2. This is the only book of mine I ll ever rate, and while it won t be the best book I ever write, I ll remain particularly partial to it After a decade long journey to publication, my debut remains the book of my heart.

    3. Cross genre books are a hard sell And unless the author has the skill to pull it off, the book will not find a readership When it comes to The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, this could have been a problem This novel is a Victorian Gothic Paranormal Ghost filled tale with romance that both teens and adults can read The sensuality is subdued enough to fit the time period of 1888 London, England Emotions such as the yearnings of love and lust are meant to pushed way down What Leanna [...]

    4. What a unique and interesting story I don t read that many fantasy books, so this was a big departure for me I liked it, but things that were new and interesting to me might be common in the genre I m just not familiar enough with it to say for certain.I really liked getting to see so many different points of view The main focus of the story was Alexia and his fated love, but we got to see a lot of the rest of his group of six The dynamic between them seemed really genuine They laughed together [...]

    5. There aren t enough words the Internet Thesaurus dictionary can describe for how in hearts I am with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker This book was a re imagined homage to the Victorian romantics such as Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte mixed with the supernatural aspects of Sherlock Holmes This book brought to life what is so often missing in contemporary romance, the ability to build romantic tension with nothing than stolen glances and a poet s heart I was swept away, back t [...]

    6. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker is one of the strangest romances I ve read in a long time Author Leanna Renee Hieber has penned a tale worthy of the title gothic and just about as understandable.Miss Percy Parker is an albino Abandoned as an infant on the steps of a convent in Victorian times, she grew up with only ghosts as friends When she arrives to the Athens school in London, she is ever hopeful of finding a purpose for her life and equally fearful of the jibes and scorn o [...]

    7. Twilight for adults I felt I d scream if a had to read about the hero s good looks and rich voice one time And perhaps Ms Hieber should employ an editor or proof reader to help her get her thee s and thou s right and find a balance between quaintly historic, badly done Irish brogue, and too modern for the timeline diction And to keep her from calling a group of people beloveds GAAAAH English is not my first language, but even I could see how bad the English was And every time a German, French o [...]

    8. I desperately wanted to like this book because I am all out of series to read I read a glowing review and double checked before I purchased this ebook I should know that anytime a book has a rating lower than the 3.9ish range, I should never read it The writing was not terrible, but I just did not click with any of the characters They lacked depth and were at times extremely irritating Normally I have soft spots for meek heroines who have inner strength, but Percy made me want to tear my hair ou [...]

    9. I am not sure what to say that won t sound trite I loved this book Utterly loved it It was a beautiful, lyrical, haunting tale that was remarkably well told I don t think I have ever read anything quite like it The weaving and layering of mythological elements was done so skillfully with little things that were just mentioned early on becoming heralds of significant things later Parts of it were quite harrowing about 60 pages or so from the end I was positively drowning with anxiety but in the e [...]

    10. I m not exactly sure what star rating to give to this book three stars seems at once too generous and not generous enough Perhaps it would help to simplify and break my review down into what I like and what I don t like about the book.What I Like The gothic spin on a traditional Victorian London setting The dark, gloomy and terrifying atmosphere of classic gothic storytelling fits perfectly with this book, whose story takes place in the year 1888, the year of Jack the Ripper I also liked the int [...]

    11. Leanna Renee Hieber has created a fantastic and spellbinding adventure in THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE MISS PERCY PARKER Her writing is positively captivating She creates a lovely and believable glimpse into a genteel Victorian era London plagued by ghosts The foggy streets of London are lit by gas lamps and the hope of the The Guard to find the missing piece of their group, Prophecy Ghosts have always haunted the living, but in this world, they can be deadly It is the responsibility of The Guar [...]

    12. Truly a strangely beautiful tale.I couldn t put the book down and read it in one day I squee d at the end of it.Love, honor, betrayal, confusion, myth and passion are all themes in this book We follow Percy, who is an outsider in both worlds, and the Guard who is set upon this Earth to protect the innocent Their paths intermingle and wind together and at the heart of this story is love and trusting one s own heart.Percy is the beautiful ugly duckling and Alexi is the tortured brooding Gothic her [...]

    13. I must be getting soft The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker doesn t really deserve four stars, but I liked it It was a free download from Barnes Noble It s lovely and smooshy It has really nice ghosts and a girl who can talk to them The girl saves the world, of course Sometimes, you just need to read something NICE.

    14. This book has made the rounds and no mistake I started seeing early reviews awhile back and read a few delightful interviews with Leanna Renee Hieber and found myself intrigued to read her first novel THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER I was, therefore, tickled to receive a copy for review from Ms Hieber and quickly set about settling in I knew it was a Gothic paranormal mystery of sorts, featuring among other things a group of loyal comrades, a private London academy, a bit of ma [...]

    15. I have come to the conclusion that my tastes are unlike anyone else s because I can t explain why a book that has received four to five stars from its readers got two stars from me Am I not seeing something that they are I may as well admit confess dare I that I am no fan of Twilight either In the beginning of this book, six children of varying ages are somehow possessed by mythic beings known as The Guard who do The Grand Work honestly, I m not joking, that s how it s described and there is a p [...]

    16. Strangely Beautiful by Leanna Renee Hieber is full of rich writing that will grip onto your imagination and throw you into a story so fast that you will think you re in the late 1800s I never wanted to put this book down when I was reading, I just wanted More ghosts, Percy, Alexi I am so in love with this plot, atmosphere Talk about being smitten with steampunk.It all begins with the destiny of six children The six are now The Guard, a specially formed team with extraordinary gifts Fast forwa [...]

    17. One of the Best Books I ve ReadEvery so often, you find a book that really knocks your socks off If I could, I would give The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber 100 stars There are no superlatives too great to describe this well written, exciting historical romantic fantasy.With a skillful touch, Ms Hieber weaves ancient Greek myths into a breathtaking tale of creatures from Hell who terrorize Victorian London The Guardians, humans endowed with supernatural powe [...]

    18. This first book in the series had me captured pretty quickly You can tell that Leanna Hieber has done her homework as the book really does capture the essence of those 18th century romantic novels In fact the prose was quite poetic She was also able to fully introduce the paranormal aspects within the book while keeping to the time period Persephone Parker is true to her name and what happens within the book keeps pretty true to the mythical story There are a few twists and turns within to make [...]

    19. This book is very VERY similar to another book I just read, The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray Can t help comparing them I enjoyed them both, although I liked this one a tad .Both are set in alterna Victorian universes, very Gothic in tone Seems to be a popular cross genre lately, having just finished Soulless and The Magicians and er something or other, check my reading list I though the lore in this book was rich although sometimes a bit confusing , and I was rooting for the main characters This b [...]

    20. I have had this book on my to be read list forever, not sure why I never got around to reading it I bought it for my Kindle when I first got my Kindle along with a million other books so it kind of got lost in the shuffle It was beautifully written, engaging, and romantic It does have a gothic overtone to it and I ended up absolutely adoring it.Six kids are given powers and a task, to guard humanity against the ghosts and darkness that haunt itey are known as The Guard Their leader is Alexi and [...]

    21. I won a book I won the newly released two books in one Strangely Beautiful, but I don t see that listed on GR and I don t feel like adding it so I ll just review each separately This was billed as steam punk romance but it wasn t steam punk at all, it was paranormal Victorian fantasy romance It was also very good, one of the best paranormal romances I ve read, and certainly the best book I ve ever won.I m on vacation and typing this on my phone, so I ll keep it short for now.The paranormal eleme [...]

    22. Never has a title so conveyed the essence of a book, like The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker Long and to the point, the title is exact in it s representation of the novel, because it is a strangely beautiful tale The novel is a Victorian era paranormal, with all the tid bits that keeps us para junkies begging for A must read for paranormal and or historical fans, Strangely Beautiful is a perfect blend of Victorian style writing, hauntingly, dark paranormal aspects and sugary roma [...]

    23. This book is beautifully written Her descriptions are lovely and rich The story moves along well and is quite exciting If you love a good historical sci fi book, this is it If you re not into sci fi, but love a great story, give this book a go It does not disappoint

    24. Six were called to soothe the spirits, six were called to protect the humans, and to them will come a seventh, the Balance The Healer, The Intuition, The Artist, The Heart, The Memory, The Power all await the Balance yet to comeAlexi Rychman has been looking for the fulfillment of the Prophecy for two long decades, and as yet, his Goddess has not returned There is to be signs of her arrival, and London is thick with them, but not the most important of all.The portal to the other side, the doorwa [...]

    25. janicuvejournal 82736mlI ve been eying this book ever since I saw the title it just WINS And after seeing the cover which I really like simple and atmospheric and learning that the story was a little steampunk, my little book I must get radar was beeping like mad If you look around, this book is getting a lot of buzz, so I wasn t the only one I asked for this book right away when Dorchester asked me if there was anything I was interested in reading I mean, really This review is for the ARC copy [...]

    26. Full review can be found here.First of all, let s get the bad out of the way The language use was often clunky with terms and expressions that really didn t fit the era As for the foreign language use, I couldn t believe how bad it was considering this book was published by traditional means close to every single sentence in French that went beyond one word had either grammar or spelling mistakes or both I did write them all down but then I lost the piece of paper it was on In German, it s not h [...]

    27. I m not a fan of historical romances I used to be, but they fell out of my favor years ago In fact, I almost exclusively read urban fantasy and paranormal romance and Gothic romance Never But something about this book, whether it was the introduction to the paranormal Gothic romance or the title or whatever, caught my eye.I am so glad it did.I couldn t put it down I just couldn t tear my eyes away from the story, and I can t remember the last time I read a book in which the romance between the l [...]

    28. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker begins with six children being called to their destiny as protectors of the world from spirits and demons They are given a Prophecy, that a seventh will join them, a female peer who will be especially important to their leader, Alexi.More than twenty years later, the now grownup children are still waiting.Miss Percy Parker has been raised in a convent, but has been sent to the Athens Academy to further her education, as it is one of the few insti [...]

    29. While I initially had some difficulty getting into this story, by the time I was a couple of chapters into it, I could not put the book down Well, unfortunately, I did HAVE to, but I didn t WANT to The title is so very appropriate, as well this truly was a strangely beautiful tale There is no better way to describe it To begin, Hieber s writing is really quite lovely she has a way with words that is enjoyable to read There were frequently dialogues of subtle wit that I appreciated, and at many t [...]

    30. There were so many different styles in this book I kept expecting them to crash and burn I ve seen it called gothic, paranormal, romance, mystery, and a ghost story The wonderful thing is they jelled.This book pleased me on so many levels Six children were chosen to be possessed by spirits and become The Guard, a group responsible for policing the spirit activity of Victorian London They re also given a prophecy concerning a seventh member to come, their goddess come again and the woman their le [...]

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