Sunday, October 18, 2009

In My Mailbox (28)

In my Mailbox was created by The Story Siren.

So this week I got out a couple of books from the library. And they all look really good. Here is the books that I got:



Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri

On a single night, five children suddenly vanish from their homes in Paris, Glasgow, Rome, and London. Years later, five enigmatic teenagers make an impressive entrance at an exclusive New York holiday party with their strange but beautiful governess, Madam Vileroy. Rumor and intrigue follow the Faust children to the elite Manhattan Marlowe School, where their very presence brings unexplainable misfortune...

This book looks and sounds utterly superb and I cannot wait to start reading it.


Libyrinth by Pearl North

In a distant future where Libyrarians preserve and protect the ancient books that are housed in the fortress-like Libyrinth, Haly is imprisoned by Eradicants, who believe that the written word is evil, and she must try to mend the rift between the two groups before their war for knowledge destroys them all.

This one sounds really good too. And I haven't really seen it around anywhere or anything.

Night World Number Three by L.J Smith

Contains Huntress, Black Dawn and Witchlight.

I have been wanting to finish this series for years. I'm really glad the books got reprinted because now I can finally finish the series. Well the series that has been written so far.

And of course to keep in theme with New Zealand book month I got another book by a New Zealand author. And that is:

The Crossing by Mandy Hager

The Crossing, the first of the 'Blood of the Lamb' trilogy, is set on a fictional Pacific island, approximately three generations after an apocalyptic event (a solar flare) in 2012 threw the world into complete chaos. At that time, a large cruise ship 'Star of the Sea' had just foundered at the entrance to the main lagoon. This cruise ship, and her accompanying crew, forms a temporary sanctuary for the island's inhabitants. Over the intervening years, the descendants of the original ship's captain and officers manipulate Christian texts to implant themselves as 'gods'. With greater resources and reserves than the islanders, this white elite re-builds a society that is predominantly designed to meet its own needs - especially one specialised 'need'...the need for blood. A leukaemia-related disease (attributed to the radiation from the solar flare) has reached epidemic proportions, with few able to escape its grasp. As pharmaceutical intervention is no longer an option, the elite have developed a method of maintaining their strength and prolonging their lives once diagnosed The trilogy follows the fate of fifteen-year-old Maryam and three other main characters - Joseph, Lazarus and Ruth.

So that is everything that I got this week. And I cannot wait to see what everyone else got.

29 comments:

  1. Oooo you got some fun looking books! Libyrinth does look wonderful and so does the Crossing.

    LJ Smith seems to be getting a ton of love in the blogosphere. :-D

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  2. wow, great stack! I heard that 'another faust' is pretty boring. maybe you'll like it, though.

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  3. I really want to read Another Faust, it looks awesome! I can't wait to see what you think of it. Enjoy! (:

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  4. ANOTHER FAUST looks soooo good! i need 2 got it, can't wait 4 the review :D enjoy!

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  5. Another Faust looks really great! Enjoy! :)

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  6. Neat books you got this week. I love the cover of Another Faust. Enjoy.

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  7. Hooray for Night World, and an NZ book too! A lot of stuff seems to be coming with 2012, though, and I'm not sure it's a trend I like. But I guess we'll be seeing more until then.

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  8. Wow. Just wow. The Crossing sounds amazing!

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  9. I can't wait to read Another Faust!
    Have fun!

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  10. Hi Rebecca
    Great to have found your blog. I am almost finished Mandy's book and am writing a review for the Otago Daily times but thought I'd check out what others thought (I'm such a cheat) and you have 'unraveled' the mysteries for me so well - ta for that.

    Great to see your enthusive reviews.
    Tania Roxborogh

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  11. Hi Rebecca
    Great to have found your blog. I am almost finished Mandy's book and am writing a review for the Otago Daily times but thought I'd check out what others thought (I'm such a cheat) and you have 'unraveled' the mysteries for me so well - ta for that.

    Great to see your enthusive reviews.
    Tania Roxborogh

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  12. Lybrianth, Another Faust were already on my TBR list, and The Crossing sounds awesome. Adding that one right now.

    www.devouringbookswhole.com

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  13. Libyrinth I meant, Libyrinth...sigh...stupid type-o

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  14. I got Libyrinth too a while ago - it sounds great but I haven't read it yet. Hope we both enjoy it!

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  15. Really liked the first three books in the first Nightworld Omnibus. Libyrinth looks like a great read for all us book lovers :) Happy reading!

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  16. Great books this week! Another Faust's cover looks stunning! :)

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  17. I've had Another Faust for about a month now, but haven't read it yet! I'm still trying to get through some books I've been dying to read for a while! Let me know what you think!

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  18. I hope you enjoy the books. Happy reading =)

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  19. Looks good. I almost bought Another Faust yesterdey. Enjoy!!!

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  20. Wow, The Crossing cover is awesome and creepy! Enjoy your books!

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  21. Another Faust looks interesting. Enjoy!

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  22. wit woo, a good week for you!
    Happy Reading

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  23. Love the library! You're lucky to have one with such a great selection of books! I've heard some good things about Another Faust, but the rest of your books are new to me. Will definitely be checking them out. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I was going to go with wow Libyrinth looks great and then I seen The Crossing... wow that one sounds awesome!

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  25. You got a bunch of great books this week! I'll be looking forward to your review of Libyrinth, since I've been seeing it around on a few blogs. Happy reading!

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  26. I'm so glad you have The Crossing by Mandy Hager on here!! Read it last week and couldn't put it down. What a great read have been thinking about it ever since! Definately recommend it to everyone

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  27. Go you for getting a New Zealand author! I should be doing the same myself *guilty* I did buy Mary McCallum's THE BLUE, but I haven't got around to reading it yet....

    That ANOTHER FAUST book looks really interesting! Have you started on it yet? I might have to look that up for myself! Love the cover, too. :)

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