Just one more day before the release of Water Princess, Fire Prince! Have you preordered your kindle copy yet?
Anyone who has preordered their copy should be receiving it tonight, because Kindle works that way and is awesome.
Anyway, as many of you know, Clara is a huge fan of the classics, and she quotes them frequently. So today, I'm sharing a list of the books whose mentions made their way into Water Princess, Fire Prince. For the record, she never directly quotes anything that is copyrighted - I don't want to mess with infringements and such - I had one of my beta's try to correct a quote, but I had deliberately reworded it. Onward!
Pride and Prejudice. I pretty much stole the opening line for Water Princess, Fire Prince. Also, Clara quotes P&P in part 5 as well.
Gone with the Wind. It's a quote involving corsets.
Oz. More of a reference than a direct quote, but Clara brings it up when talking about how she's been thrust into a new world and isn't used to it yet. She talks a bit about Ozma of Oz, as well.
Nutcracker. How could I write a book about a Clara and not include references about the Nutcracker?
Alice in Wonderland. This book possibly provided the most quotes in the book. There was another one I had planned, but it didn't make the cut. I'll put it in book 3 instead.
The Hobbit/LotR. My Beta Readers all agree that my references to Tolkien's work were some of the best.
The Prince and the Pauper. Only one quote, but it's an important one.
The Princess Bride. Couldn't resist the one - but again, since TPB is not yet in the public domain, I didn't directly quote it.
Romeo and Juliet. "But soft! What light on yonder mountain breaks!"
There may be more, but I'm not calling them off the top of my head at the moment.