Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Shelf Control #4 | The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey

Shelf Control
hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own! Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, sitting right there on our shelves and e-readers.

The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
San Francisco, 1905: Rosalind, a medieval scholar, is hired by Jason, a powerful sorcerer. Jason's enemy offers to restore Rosalind's family fortune if she will betray Jason. And then the earthquake strikes. . . .

How I got it:
I picked this up at a thrift store. For $1. I loooooove thrift stores, you guys.

When I got it:
A couple weeks ago, maybe August 2016. Definitely not the unread book I've owned the longest, but one I'm eager to read.

Why I want to read it:
I've been very intrigued by the idea of Lackey's Elemental Masters series, so I really hoped this was one of them -after the fact I found out this is basically ground zero for the series, the beginning if not technically 'book one'- but mostly I got it because it's a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast. As I mentioned in yesterday's Top Ten Tuesday, I'm trying to read ALL OF THE RE-TELLINGS before the live-action version hits theaters in March. (Wish me luck!) Plus, I've never read anything by Lackey before and, for a girl whose first love is fantasy, that seems like something it needs to be remedied, poste haste.

What series is on your To Read list that you seem to keep putting off?


  1. Oh, GREAT pick!! I've been meaning to read Mercedes Lackey myself, and I, too, am a fantasy fan, so I DEFINITELY need to read Lackey!! I know I have a couple of her books on my shelves somewhere. One of them is right next to me, on a shelf to my left (I'm sitting in my reading nook right now). It's titled "Storm Warning", and I've owned it for a while now.

    I'm adding "The Fire Rose" to my Goodreads shelves. Thanks for sharing!! :)

    1. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who hasn't read Lackey yet! Hope Storm Warning is good. Thanks for stopping by! ^_^

  2. This sounds great! I've never read Mercedes Lackey, maybe because she has so many books that I just don't know where to start. I guess I need to just dive in!

    1. I know what you mean! Part of the reason I haven't even started her Elemental Masters series is because I didn't know which book was first. It was just chance it turned out to be this one. Hopefully we'll both enjoy! XD