Saturday, January 2, 2010

In My Mailbox - 1/2/10

Credit goes to The Story Siren for creating and hosting the In My Mailbox feature.

I only got two books this week, but I'm really happy, because I really wanted Mistwood, and I think I'm making another trip to Strand soon too.

Mistwood by Leah Cypess

Isabel is a shape-shifter, able to shift at will into any animal form. She senses that her power is great. She knows—deep in her soul—that she exists only to protect the king and the royal family. But when she awakens in Mistwood to the sound of approaching horses, she can’t remember anything and she flees. How long has she been in the forest? Who hurt her? Why is she hiding—because it is certain she is hiding. Who are these men riding after her with such determination? And most importantly, why can’t she shift?
Captured and thrust into the mysterious and dangerous royal court, Isabel must uncover her past, separate the truth of her heart from the legend of her magic, and, above all, keep the unbearably handsome new king safe. Even if protecting him means disaster for her.


My Story: The Sweep's Boy by Jim Eldridge

It's 1870 when the Workhouse Master hires Will out as a chimney sweep's boy. It's a hard, dirty, dangerous life, and it's not long before events take an even worse turn, as Will's climbing skill attract the attention of the evil Hutch, who needs just such a boy to help him with his burglary jobs...

10 comments:

Sara said...

I am insanely jealous of MISTWOOD! Can't wait to hear what you think of it...

Carrie said...

Mistwood looks fantastic!!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books! Mistwood's cover is spectacular.

Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-1-3-10.html

Have a great start of the year!

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Oooh, Mistwood sounds great! I love shapeshifters :)

KatieDoll said...

GAH, you got Mistwood? *falls over in jealousy* Can't wait to see what you think. Happy reading! :)

Kathy Martin said...

Mistwood does sound fabulous. I am eager to hear what you think of it. The Sweep's Boy sounds a lot like the movie Oliver. It should be good too. Happy reading!

Becky said...

Oh my goodness, you have Mistwood! That is so cool. I will be waiting with bated breath for your review. Hope you enjoy it!

inthehammockblog said...

Both of these look great! Enjoy!

Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

These books look great. The Sweeps Boy sounds intriguing and a good way to introduce kids and teens to the dark side of the industrial revolution, including workhouses -- it might be a good lead-in to reading some of Dickens' work.

The Book Bug said...

Ooooooh, you got Mistwood AND a My Story, I'm insanely jealous. Can't wait for your reviews! Happy Reading!

 
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