Sunday, May 10, 2009

In My Mailbox (6)

In My Mailbox (6)





Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene.  Or so it appears.  When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone—from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud—threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future.
With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love.  But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current.  As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear...


Strife by Cate Tiernan

Seventeen-year-old Morgan is a blood witch — but there are others around her with magickal powers too...



Zillah by Penelope Todd

There is a small, green oasis on a wild piece of coast, which has the power to change its visitors.  Twenty-year-old Zillah loves and knows it well: this year she arrives in search of solace, after a disturbing episode overseas.  Here at Roimata, she hopes to meet Joseph: her love of two summers.  But this year there is no welcome; she has to keep moving upriver.
Walking into the heart of the West Coast bush, Zillah wants to turn her back on a time she'd sooner forget.  But relentless memory, and the five men she meets up the rugged valley, force her to confront what haunts her.  What light can four strangers—and the enigmatic Joseph—shed on Zillah's disquieting past?



Box by Penelope Todd

Derik is on the run.  Not from the deadly epidemics on the rise in New Zealand but from the ruling government and its efforts to wipe out disease.  The authorities have begun Endorsment: a nation-wide drive to implant a device in every citizen, to regulate body chemistry and control emotions.  It's a social experiment the whole world is watching.
But Derik wants to think—and feel—for himself.  Trying to find shelter, stay hidden, and keep himself alive, he soon discovers he's not the only one to have turned fugitive.


Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ken Catran

'By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes...'
And that something wicked is Brad Foster, the town of Crossing's Mr Cool.
Set to score in the maths test, sure to score in the regional hockey final, anxious to score with the beautiful Eithne, he's a free agent with his parents overseas and the house to himself.  Wicked!
Then strangers appear and begin to interfere, familiar people start to behave very weirdly, and Brad can no longer sort out reality from his dreams.  What was certain now becomes deadly uncertain.
Suddenly everything is prickling and crackling with a strange energy.
Suddenly everything seems a different sort of wicked.


And that was my week in books, I hope everyone else had a good week.


21 comments:

  1. Oooh, I hope you like the Luxe! It's really good.

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  2. great books! and wow you are fast! i just posted and you've already gotten your link up! ha! happy reading!

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  3. I'm reading The Luxe now too. I hope you are liking it! Happr reading!

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  4. Box sounds good and I love my library! Happy reading.

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  5. Seems like you had a good week. I own LUXE, but have yet to read it. I hope to get to it soon :)

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  6. Love those Cate Tiernan books!! Enjoy!

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  7. A friend of mine just started reading The Luxe novels and she is loving them! I am definitely going to borrow when she is done :)

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  8. Zillah's synopsis really intrigued me so I am very much looking forward to reading your review on that title. You have some lovely books there, libraries rule!

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  9. Sounds like you have some great picks there. Happy Reading!

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  10. Some great books, enjoy :)

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  11. Love the list! I have read The Luxe-very enjoyable :D

    Roshni

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  12. I hope you enjoy The Luxe. I know I did. ;)

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  13. I've never read any of those but they all look good, especially TheLuxe. :)

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  15. I've had The Luxe for like 2 years now and I still haven't read it. Hopefully, I'll get to it sometime soon. :) Anyway, you got some great books!

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  16. you got heaps of books that ive never heard of before but they sound really interesting. the luxe is really good by the way.

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  17. Happy reading! I will admit that the library can be just as wonderfully bad as a bookstore in terms of getting books. I also have The Luxe on my shelves and have heard great things about it from my friends. Hope you enjoy!

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  18. Interesting books you got this week, I know some one whose reading the luxe and they seem to really enjoy it thus far, hope you enjoy it.

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  19. The Luxe was an awesome read (I just finished reading it).

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