Books I Covet: Aurelia and Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund

Why I want to read them: I was over at amazon the other night browsing books (something I often do when I'm bored) and I ran across these two books. I'm a sucker for pretty covers and both these books have nice, intriguing ones. I also like the blurbs on both and they sound like my kind of books.

Anyone read either of these two already? What are your thoughts? If you reviewed them, let me know so I can check them out. Thanks!

Princess Aurelia is next in line to rule the kingdom of Tyralt, but she would rather be one of the common folk, free to learn and roam and . . . not marry the next tyrannical prince that comes courting. Naturally, the king wants Aurelia to marry for political power. Aurelia wants to marry for love. And someone in the kingdom wants her . . . dead. Assigned to investigate and protect Aurelia is Robert, the son of the king’s former royal spy and one of Aurelia’s oldest friends. As Aurelia and Robert slowly uncover clues as to who is threatening her, their friendship turns to romance. With everything possible on the line—her life, her kingdom, her heart—Aurelia is forced to take matters into her own hands, no matter the cost.


With a past too terrible to speak of, and a bleak, lonely future ahead of her, Aerin Renning is shocked to find she has earned a place at the most exclusive school in the universe. Aerin excels at Academy 7 in all but debate, where Dane Madousin—son of one of the most powerful men in the Alliance— consistently outtalks her. Fortunately Aerin consistently outwits him at sparring. They are at the top of their class until Dane jeopardizes everything and Aerin is unintentionally dragged down with him. When the pair is given a joint punishment, an unexpected friendship—and romance—begins to form. But Dane and Aerin both harbor dangerous secrets, and the two are linked in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. . . .

Both books are out in stores. Here's a link to the author's website.

"Books I Covet" is a new weekly or bi-weekly blog post series I am going to be doing here.
It will feature books I am very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is similar to the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. However, some of the books may already be published and others may still be in pre-order. I will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. Click on the WoW image on the left to join in!


  1. Those books sound good! Great picks for this week. :)

  2. I really liked Academy 7 and bought Aurelia too. I haven't had a chance to read Aurelia yet thought.

    My Wow post is here.

  3. Both these books look good. I'm in the mood for a fun, lighthearted romance, preferably historical. Do you have anything to recommend?

  4. Ok, both those books both sound and look SO good! :)

  5. I plan on following this series. The list of books that I covet is so long I don't know what to do about it anymore. ;)

  6. I have not heard of these books but WOW the blurb is excellent!!=)


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