For those of you not up on their history, March 15th is infamous as the day Julius Caesar was stabbed in the back. Repeatedly. Like 23 times. The Emperor was murdered by his own friends and son-in-law Marcus Brutus. The Ides of March reminds us how quickly one can go from friend to frenemy to foe. We’ve got Ides of March books to keep you looking over your shoulder.
There’s nothing like young love….except young love’s betrayal. Imprisoned Juliette thinks she’s found a savior in her new cellmate Adam. But it turns out Adam is in no prison at all, rather he’s a solider sent to spy on Juliette. From boyfriend to backstabber, this is the first of many surprising twists in Tahereh Mafi’s addictive series.
Love triangles have pointy edges, watch out lest you get pricked! Mare Barrow finds herself plucked from the hard but simple life in her poor village, to the opulence and danger of the royal court. Soon she has two princess who want her attention- one who has previously lied about his identity, the other his handsome and kind younger brother. But one of them isn’t the Prince Charming he appears to be. *Hint: it’s not who you think!*
Scarlett is an unwilling participant in Caraval, a fantasy world that appear only once a year- part performance, part magical dream, part contest. But in a world where everything is a game seeped in magic and the prize is your heart’s desire, there is one bit of advice to remember: TRUST NO ONE! Not even yourself.
Audrey Rose is probably the only girl in London who would rather stick her hand in a cadaver rather than a pair of silk gloves. Her fascination with forensic medicine leads her to some less than desirable places, like her Uncle’s laboratory which her father forbids. When women start turning up dead, the men in Audrey’s life start looking very suspicious. Trust is a luxury Audrey cannot afford with a killer of women on the prowl. (And how could we not include a Jack the Ripper book on our backstabby list?!)
When Amy Gumm’s rusty trailer is picked up by a tornado and transported to Oz, she immediately thinks of the Hollywood version of the magical land. But what Amy Gumm soon learns is that in this version of the story, Dorothy is not the hero and nothing is as it seems. As the magic is slowly being stolen from Oz, Amy must decide who she can trust to help set things right. Unfortunately, she doesn’t always choose wisely.
What if you knew you’d be betrayed and what the horrendous outcome would be, but you didn’t know your betrayer or when it would occur? Now imagine you had to go back in time to try to solve the mystery only armed with a few clues and a desire to save your future self and the world. Love, vengeance, betrayal all converge in a well crafted space-time continuum loop in All Our Yesterdays.
So remember, keep your enemies close, your frenemies closer and always watch your back!