RESERVED FOR THE CAT
This most recent entry in Lackey's Elemental Masters series is a nicely paced, pleasant read. Nina's a sympathetic protagonist readers will root for, and the story holds together fairly well, despite a number of events that seem almost too improbable to be possible.
Thomas has been watching over Ninette her entire life, and he proposes she relocate to England, where she will impersonate a Russian ballerina and become a star. What Ninette doesn't know is that she may be heading straight toward danger. (DAW, Nov., 336 pp., $25.95)