Ice clocks in at a whopping 208 pages. And it's a hard cover retailing at $22.00. That said, Amazon currently has this one on sale for $9 - which I guess is a bargain.
Then today I got in a shipment of advanced copies here at work. Yeah, my library gets some advanced copies. Part of the joy of being part of a very large system that orders a ton of books. Anyway, today's box yielded A Matter Of Class by Mary Balogh (due December 29). My first thought was "How much money could I extort out of Balogh fangirls for this one?"* and my second thought was "Holy mother, how tiny is this book?!"
Amazon has it listed at 208 pages. The ARC currently sitting on my desk is 190 pages. Yes, it's a hard cover. Although at least it's retailing for $15.95. Which I guess is better than the Linda Howard - maybe.
So there's your not so wonderful news for the day. Just in case you didn't know.
How many of you were thinking of buying one or both of these right out of the gate, but are now reconsidering? How many of you will not buy them, now that you know they're teeny hard covers? How many of you are squeeing fangirls and don't care? And how many of you were going to get them from the library anyway, so this isn't exactly shocking news Wendy? Duh.
*I was joking. The Balogh is not for sale. I know. I'm mean.