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Sunday, September 20, 2009

In My Mailbox (9)

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Unclaimed Heart by Kim Wilkins (Razorbill, out now)
An illicit love—an oppressive father––a quest for truth.
The rules for a young English woman in 1799 are simple: Do what you’re told; stay out of the way; and don’t, under any circumstances, ask questions.
But Constance Blackchurch is insatiable, headstrong,and complex; and the quest to find her missing mother is too much to resist…
…as is Alexandre Sans-Nom, the pearl diver who steals her heart, uproots all of her social expectations,and can either ruin or save the family she loves.

Catching Fire bySuzanne Collins (Scholastic, out now)
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
See my review here!

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev (Feiwel and Friends, out now)
Enter Stage Right
All her world's a stage.
Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.
She is not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but has no lines of her own.
Until now.
Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every place ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.

68 Knots: A Novel by Michael Robert Evans (Tanglewood, out now)
After a sailing camp owner's suicide on board, eight young people from diverse backgrounds band together, give the owner an impromptu burial at sea, and ake cammand of the boat. The sixty-eight days of summer remaining are full of incredible experiences: yacht races and pirate raids, crazy encounters with local characters and wildlife, a potentially fatal hunt for treasure, and many onboard parties. But their freedom also leads to stuggles for authority and power, and questions of who they will be ad what consequences will lie darkly at the end of their journey.

Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue by Hugh Howey (NorLightsPress, out now)
Molly gets kicked out of the Naval Academy and loses the only two things that truly matter: flying in space and her training partner, Cole. A dull future awaits, until her father's old starship-missing for a decade-turns up halfway across the galaxy. Its retrieval launches Molly and Cole on the adventure of a lifetime, one that will have lasting consequences for themselves and billions of others. The simple quest to reconnect with her past ends up forging a new future. And the forgotten family she hoped to uncover becomes one she never foresaw: a band of alien misfits and runaways. Together, they form a new family-the crew of the starship Parsona.


  1. Awesome books you got! Happy reading. :D


  2. WOW! I haven't heard of 68 Knots yet...but it looks way interesting! I'll check it out! Enjoy your books :-)

  3. You got awesome books this week! I still HAVEN'T read Eyes Like Stars, shame on me. Happy Reading!

  4. Wow, what an amazing week you've had, I eespecially love the covers for Unclaimed Heart and Eyes Like Stars! Happy reading and reviewing!

  5. Great week you got! Enjoy reading the books you got.

  6. 68 Knots sound really good.
    I have Eyes like stars waiting for me in the bookcase, I hope I have time soon and can start it.

  7. Great Haul. I really hope you enjoy them the last one sounds interesting.

  8. I got Eyes Like Stars two weeks ago and I have yet to read it, but it's at the top of my TBR pile!

  9. Great books! I'm first in line for Eyes Like Stars at the library (trying to save some money and not buy too many hard covers). Enjoy!! =)

  10. Huge Howey book looks so interesting. I will check it out.

  11. Awesome books! They all look great! I so want to read Unclaimed Heart and Catching Fire, and about a billion other books, lol.

    Have fun reading!

  12. Awesome books this week! I really want Eyes Like Stars.

  13. I can't wait for your review of Eyes Like Stars, I keep seeing mixed reviews so I have not bought it yet.

  14. Great books you got this week. They all look really interesting. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.


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