Heart of Darkness (A Bound By Magick Novel) by Lauren Dane. $7.99. Publisher: Berkley; Original edition (November 1, 2011). Author: Lauren Dane. Series - A Bound By Magick Novel (Book 1). Reading level: Ages 18 and up
JFIC Inkheart (Inkworld, #1), 2005. Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
The Hand That First Held Mine ~ Maggie O’Farrell. One of my favourite dual narrative novels, this inspired me to attempt my own story set in two different time periods. I also loved The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox.
In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea.