Huge kudos to the winners: boreal_owl, authorwithin, and ravelda. They were the only three to guess the correct book. And what is that book? Silver Phoenix, by Cindy Pon.
5. Lastly, my newest movie-genre love: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and those following it. I think the movies have taken an interesting journey since the first one – they began with the not-quite-happy-ending-but-still-fairy-t
Actually, the whole clue was a hint too -- since Cindy's book is very much like the movies in feel :) But in the book, Ai Ling takes a journey; the ending is realistic but not sappy happy; there's romantic intrigue; Pon is Cindy's last name; and there's mind-reading and hints at reincarnation.
Yeah, this was a tough one, and none of the Debs got it right -- but Karen guessed most of the clues simply by reading the blurb on the Debs' page (which, of course, was my intent) -- so woo-hoo, winners! And, to sweeten the pot, if you're interested in Cindy's book, I'll add that to the possible prizes this week. The three of you can PM/e-mail me with your top two choices -- and a number between 1 and 10 (in case you all want the same book). Thanks for playing, everyone!
Btw, to everyone else who guessed PRADA & PREJUDICE, the hint that it wasn't that one is that I used 'prejudice' in #1 -- and no words from the titles are ever in the hints.