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Saturday, December 19, 2009

In My Mailbox - December 19, 2009

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

This IMM is a little more then a week's worth as I didn't have a chance to post last weekend. I got a ton of great books though that I'm really excited about!

For Review:
ARC of The Returners by Gemma Malley
Release Date: March 2010
(from Amazon)
London teenager Will Hodge is miserable. His mother is dead, his father’s political leanings have grown radical, and his friends barely talk to him. To top it off, he’s having nightmares about things like concentration camps. Then Will notices he's being followed by a group of people who claim to know him from another time in history. It turns out they are Returners, reincarnated people who carry with them the memory of atrocities they have witnessed in the past. Will realizes that he, too, is a Returner. But something about his memories is different, and with dawning horror, Will suspects that he wasn’t just a witness to the events, he was instrumental in making them happen. Set in the near future, with the world on the verge of a new wave of ethnic cleansing, Will must choose to confront the cruelty he's known in his past lives, or be doomed to repeat it . . . again.

For Review:
ARC of Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
Release Date: December 2009
(from Amazon)
Nimira is a foreign music-hall girl forced to dance for mere pennies. When wealthy sorcerer Hollin Parry hires her to sing with a piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it is the start of a new and better life. In Parry's world, however, buried secrets are beginning to stir. Unsettling below-stairs rumors swirl about ghosts, a madwoman roaming the halls, and Parry's involvement with a league of sorcerers who torture fairies for sport. Then Nimira discovers the spirit of a fairy gentleman named Erris is trapped inside the clockwork automaton, waiting for someone to break his curse. The two fall into a love that seems hopeless, and breaking the curse becomes a race against time, as not just their love, but the fate of the entire magical world may be in peril.

Bought New:
Nightlight: A Parody by The Harvard Lampoon
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Eight Grade Bites and Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer

Bought Used:
Skinny by Ibi Kaslik
Peeps by Scott Westerfield
The Tale of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep by Liz Kessler

From PaperBackSwap:
I was a Teenage Dominatrix by Shawna Kenney

Do you guys like the Amazon widget? Much faster then loading in individual pics.

So, what's in your mailbox?


  1. Peeps, Eighth Grade Bites, and Ninth Grade Slays are awesome. Hope you enjoy them. :)

  2. looks like you got some great books this week. I hope you have fun reading them!

  3. I have Nightlights sitting on my TBR stack too. I liked Peeps. I've seen the Brewer books but haven't tried them yet. Enjoy!

  4. Great books! :)
    Happy reading and Happy Holidays.

  5. I just ordered Magic Under Glass! I hope it's good. I definitely want to know how The Returners is; it sounds super interesting!

  6. The Returners sounds really intriguing! Magic Under Glass sounds good too -- I love the cover. Enjoy!

    Here's mine

  7. I really want to read Magic Under Glass!!

  8. Great books this week!

    Here's what I got this week! http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2009/12/in-my-mailbox-12-23-09.html

    Happy Holidays!


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