Sunday, November 14, 2010

In My mailbox (10)

This is a weekly meme where we talk about the books we got last week, either books we bought, borrowed at the library, got for review etc. The meme is hosted by the great Story Siren.

This week I got the following books:

For review:
Lee Carroll: Black Swan Rising

"Jeweller Garet James isn't the same as everyone else. She just doesn't know it yet. With her fair share of problems – money (lack of), an elderly father, a struggling business – Garet should be just like any other young, feisty, single New Yorker. If only it was that simple... It begins with the old silver box that had been soldered shut. All Garet has to do is open it. A favour for the frail owner of the antiques shop. Who wouldn’t help? Only it’s then that things start to change. Garet doesn't notice at first, the shifts barely perceptible. But the city in which she grew up is beginning to reveal a long-hidden side – darker, and altogether more dangerous: parallel world of chaos, smoke and blood. And now it’s out of the box...and it has no intention of going back in."

The book is the first in a planned trilogy, and I am so excited to read it. I was so happy when I was asked to review it. I literally jump up and down.

I also got some books for review via Netgalley:

Julie Kagawa: The Iron Queen

" I thought it was over.That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stay by my side. Drag me into the core of a conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it. This time, there will be no turning back."

I have not read the previoius books, but they sound really good so I went ahead and bought them.

Katie Kacvinsky: Awaken

"Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her. Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking. In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space."

The cover attracted me to this books, and it sound like a great read too.

I also bought a couple of books this week:


Julie Kagawa: The Iron King
Julie Kagawa: The Iron Daughter
Sara Beth Durst: Enchanted Ivy
Stephen King: Full Dark, No Stars

What books did you get this week?


Sarah said...

I have never heard of Black Swan Rising before - but it sounds really interesting. I am excited to read Awaken and I really want to read Enchanted Ivy :)

You got a great mailbox this week :)

That Bookish Girl

jacmom said...

Awaken sounds like an awesome book! I haven't heard of Black Swan Rising as well...gonna go check it out on goodreads, lol.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Black Swan Rising looks great. Love the cover! Happy reading! :)

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

fab books this week!

Ladybug said...

Great IMM! Black Swan Rising sounds great!

I have Iron King here but I haven't read it yet, I hope we both like it :)

Alison said...

Lucky you for Iron Queen and Vespertine!

Aisle B said...

fabulous loot in your mailbox. Envious with green streaks on my cheeks for your Iron Queen and Awaken.

Enjoy the reads and have a great time with the page turning moments :)

Anonymous said...

The cover on Black Swan Rising is so well done, I love it! The Iron Queen looks good too, I need to read the first two lol. Great IMM! Here is mine:

Barb said...

Wonderful books! Hope you have a great week reading :) Drop by my blog if you get a chance!

The Norwegian BookGirl said...

@Sarah: I hadn't heard of it either, but when I read the press release I was instantly interested. And I love beautiful covers.

@jacmom: Goodreads is great )

@Leanna: Thank you :)

@kirsty: Now all I need is to have some days when I can just read and do nothing else :)

@Ladybug: I read the first chapter of it, it was posted on the web, and I was hooked. So I just knew I had to read it.

@Alison: I will check it out :)

@Aisle B: I think any blogger who posts regularly can be allowed access to Netgalley and the great books that are avalable there.

@nikkibrandyberry: I know, the cover is soo pretty.

@Barb: Thank you, and thank you for following me :)

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

Wow I just love the cover for Black Swan Rising, would make a pretty poster!

Great IMM!! Am a new follower I look forward to your reviews.
Check out my IMM.

Krystal said...

Black Swan Rising is gorgeous looking! Hope you enjoy it.
Have a fun week reading!
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Julie said...

Love the haunting cover of Black Swan Rising. The story sounds fabulous! I'll have to check that one out. Great NetGalley reads! Here's my IMM. I'm a new follower :)

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